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Business Card Designer

March 23, 2020    Reading Time: 2 Minutes

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At Graticle, we not only design websites, but we also design business cards.

When a company hires us to create a website, one of the first things we ask is if we can look at their business card. More often than not, their business cards need to be re-designed. Their card is usually run-of-the-mill and forgettable. We believe business cards should make an impression. They should be memorable. One of the most valuable things your business can do in this noisy world, is become memorable. After all, if you’ve gotten the attention of someone enough to hand them a business card, why should it be a flimsy piece of paper with your name and logo scrawled on it? What does that say about you and your company? You might as well give them your email.

Everything your business hands out says something about you and your business. The question is, what is the message you’re conveying?

A stack of thick business cards

There are a few important items to remember when it comes to maximizing your business card’s potential:

  1. Make an impression. Your card should receive a comment about it after handing it out. It may not be every time, but it should the majority of the time. This can be accomplished in the design, message or even the stock of the card itself.
  2. Clear and concise. Only include the essentials on your card. Don’t list every service you provide, and don’t feature three of your company slogans. Keep it simple, yet enough. There’s  a fine balance.
  3. Memorable. Again, this can be accomplished in a variety of ways. You can have a photo of yourself on your card, a thicker card or unique texture, or even the stock of your card itself. Think different. You can print business cards on wood, plastic, or even metal.
  4. Brand consistency. Your business card has to be consistent with your brand. You should be able to put your business card, brochures, and other marketing material and it should all look like a consistent set. Think baseball cards. The players and team are different, but the baseball card brand remained the same across the set.

 

A person holding a business card designed for Home Water Plant by us at Graticle Design

Not only do we design business cards, but we also design logos/brands, print design, and website design. We specialize in creating marketing material that stands out and stays consistent to your brand. Plus, you don’t have to work with ten companies to receive quality products, you can work with one.

Take a look at our portfolio and then give us a call (360) 450-3711 or chat with us on our website (at the bottom-right of the screen). Looking forward to working with you.

Written by Shawn Hooghkirk on March 23, 2020

Last updated on May 04, 2020. Shawn is the President of Graticle, Inc.

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Let me start by saying if you choose Graticle Design for your website needs, you’ve made the right choice!

Four months ago, I started a new online business. I hired a company that I had found online, to design and build my new business website. Let’s just say, it has been a complete nightmare the past few months trying to get the work done that I needed on my site. I would email them when I needed something and sometimes get no response for days. Not to mention, the amount of time it took for them to get the work done and the high cost of their services. This situation had me extremely stressed out. I must add that I am not computer savvy. Therefore, I depended on this company for all of my website needs. Finally, after months of anxiety, frustration and utter disgust, I decided to search the web for a new website design company. I searched and interviewed many. However, I felt the most comfortable with Graticle Design. When I spoke with Shawn Hooghkirk, I felt a sense of trust and ease after our very first phone interview. Shawn actually took the time to listen and understand my concerns, expectations and everything I wanted for my website. After our first interview, I hired Graticle Design. This was the best decision for my business website and for myself as well. They are fast, efficient, reasonably priced and might I add, very skilled. I am beyond impressed with their service and I couldn’t be happier! I no longer have to stress and worry. I know that I can count on this company for all of my website needs. Most importantly, they do an incredible job!

Thank you Graticle Design! Your team is amazing!

Sincerely, Flickerfancy.com

Renee

Owner

Flicker Fancy

www.FlickerFancy.com

Michigan

As a small but quickly growing curriculum company, it was crucial to find an organization not only to build our website but for continued development to exceed industry standards. Graticle Design has fit that bill! Shawn’s expertise, knowledge, high attention to detail, and timely completion of projects have been beyond expectation. No matter what we throw his way, Shawn quickly figures out the solution. Thank you, Shawn!

Kristina Britt

Head of Operations

Essentials in Writing

www.EssentialsinWriting.com

Springfield, Missouri