I ordered new business cards recently after I gave one to someone that needed to send me something and realized that the wrong address was on there. It was pre-sale to Red Gate and had our corporate address on it. Add to that the back had printing on it from some brands we’d let go and I realized I needed new cards. Here’s my current one:
I got some and when they came, I stuck one in my drawer, in a stack with my older business cards. As I did that, I decided to glance though some of the ones I had and that let to me scanning them in and preserving them. I have kept all my cards since it’s a bit of a memory from various jobs. However I haven’t always had cards, so I don’t have them for every job.
Here is the old SSC card:
And here is my End to End Training card.
Before this job, I worked for JD Edwards, who was purchased by Peoplesoft. Here’s my JD Edwards card.
I don’t have one for Peoplesoft since I wasn’t there long, didn’t intend to stick around long, and didn’t like the company. So I never requested any.
Before this I worked IQ Destination and Investment Advisory Network, but I don’t remember getting cards there and couldn’t find any. I’ll have to look around, but I do have one from The Penrod Company in Virginia Beach
And I have one from Computer Professionals, Inc. I used them when I contracted with Virginia Power. I’d interned there and they wanted to keep me around, but couldn’t hire me. So I needed a contracting firm they could use to bill for me.
It’s interesting to see how cards have changed, and how the different companies have tackled them. I had a hard time picking cards, with so many options, and eventually just went with a template from VistaPrint because I was tired of looking.
You can’t get a feel for the quality of paper and printing, and some are better than others. Is a business card important? I’m not sure, but I hate to write an editorial about it after the last one I wrote about Image is Everything.