Business Cards

New business = new identity = new cards

In all the startups & companies I’ve been part of, I’ve never had to do these myself. They are actually pretty expensive.
Anyway I eventually chose to use http://www.printsafari.com mainly because their bulk prices are good (especially for US people) and their interactive chat was so useful, even if they did keep calling me Dave and I had to use googletranslate on their German state and mark Finland as a county of Germany (some American web site designers need to study Europe a bit more). Took me about 1 week to sort out – but most of that is down to me being new. Runner up was http://www.print100.com.

To design the cards, I first started off with powerpoint (I am an ex-consultant after all :-)). However I eventually ended up using a trial copy of Adobe Illustrator. Actually once you get your head around the user interface, it has most of the same features as powerpoint (send to back, align, etc) as well as visio (with layers). Biggest challenge for me was handling alphas and I never did find the colour picking tool.

On the way I found an amazing artist: ruddall30.