30 Out-Of-The-Box Business Card Designs That Will Wow Your Contacts

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Business cards can be a simple yet powerful tool in job hunting and contact building.In just a few square inches, they contain all of the pertinent information a new contact could ever need. They let prospective clients know who you are, what you offer, and how you can be reached.

Get your creative juices flowing with this selection of out-of-the-ordinary business cards that are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Click here to find the business card that suits your style →
This post originally appeared at instantShift.

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title=”Refreshingly Diverse. This card is still simple but can no longer be categorized a hardcore corporate business card. The layout has changed with the addition of shapes and a splash of colour.”
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title=”There are other things you can spice up besides business cards. Check out:”
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