Every time I go to get-togethers and other social events people ask me for my business card. I thought by now we would all be using cool mobile apps for that. But apparently no one came up with a good one yet. Maybe I should write one.
Meanwhile, I thought I should have a biz card that wasn't attached to any job, company or specific line of work. Something that should just say who I am. Succinctly.
I struggled with that one, because I hate having to "define" myself as one thing. And defining myself as too many things is also not a great solution (after all who could possibly be a good movie maker, chess player, wine enthusiast, entrepreneur, manager and coder all at the same time?)
So, last week, I spent a little bit of time trying to design a simple business card: not too fancy, not too boring.
Here's what I came up with after toying with an online card designer tool for an hour:
This card accomplishes two things:
- The front has my contact information as well as a photo of me, so people can keep name and face together.
- The back has a mini-resume in pictorial format: a list of some of the "institutions" I've attended, worked at, or have been involved with in some way.