A lot of designers out there believe less is more. Minimalist color business cards, with very few elements and colors, are becoming more and more popular.
The logic is: the cleaner the design, the more impression the business card makes. But sometimes a card design can become too minimal, leaving out vital information or clues as to what exactly the person on the card does for a living.
While it may seem cutting edge to just center your name and phone number in sans serif font, how will anyone who receives your card remember that you are a designer or web developer or zookeeper .... you get the point.
Below are some crisp, minimalist business cards and comments about whether they properly communicate the occupation and personality of the professional:
I like this one because of its use of a two-color design and a single typeface. The ruled border show's just enough personality and relates back to the person's occupation. Image via Modny73.com.
A good reminder that minimalist doesn't always mean grayscale. This green-and-white design is upbeat and memorable. Image via Itevenhasawatermark.com.
Imagine how fun it is to hold this card in your hand and feel the texture of the debossed pattern. Very elegant solution. Image via TasteofInkStudios.com.
The simple use of red on this card really pops, and so does the playful message. Image via Cardonizer.com.
Do you think this one is minimalist? With one color and the use of simple icons, I believe it qualifies. This card suggest the person has a creative job, but it's hard to tell because there's not very much information given. Image via PremiumBusinessCards.org.