Welcome back for this Friday’s graphic design tip from Printplace.com. Nothing teaches you good design like putting together a business card. At only 2 inches by 3 inches, there’s only room for essentials, so good typography and illustration are important. The best advice is to keep it simple, build the card around your logo. This is how people will remember you later, so don’t let your logo get lost in the design. Limit the business card to two or three colors. Again readability is a must. Too many, especially bright ones, distract from your message. Also consider adding a photo to the front or back of your card. If you’re designing a personal business card include a professional photo of yourself. Or if it’s a business, include a photo of your building or product. Use good typography. Overly ornate, too thin, or too bold font fonts have no place in your business card. Don’t use fonts any smaller then 6 points. 6 to 12 points range. There are some fonts you should never use. For example, Comic Sans may seem fun, but it really says “unprofessional” and screams poor taste. Learn more by clicking here. One last tip, leave some blank space on the front or back of the business card. In addition to your email, phone number and website, you may want to write a note to the person you are handing the card to, especially at networking events, people will get a ton of cards. Leave them a note to help them remember how and where they met you. That’s all for this week! Come back in next week where we’ll talk about how to design door hangers. Don’t forget to subscribe.