Ok, I don't mean to bash on someone's design... which I am sure they worked hard on... but it is evident that they lack the experience and know how on how to produce an effective and good design for a business card.
Here is a classic example of bad design. The key to business cards is to keep it simple while still being intriguing enough to capture the attention of the recipient. Starting with the font, we have a hard time distinguishing a lot of the words. Use of multiple fonts make it confusing and hard to read. The business of the combination of graphics, colors, and words make it so many won't even bother taking the time to read it. A business card to express what it is the company does with out even reading the card itself. A multi-colored graphic of a map of the world does not easily correlate to a marketing business. Overall it lacks the needed simplicity, has crowded proximity, and begs for similarity.
A side note to also pay attention to, especially those who are going into graphic design, FOCUS ON YOUR LOGO!!! A logo is branding for a company. A bad company logo will produce a bad reputation for the company you work for. The logo should be clear, concise, and relate-able to the product you are trying to sell.
Designed by Jamie Wieck
In my personal opinion, this is a wonderfully designed business card. It is creative, simple, and actually has a purpose! This is a business card for a florist designer. While the outside appears to be a very simplistic business card, it is easily readable with no noise. It portrays its business logo and contact information clearly and legibly. The colors and font provide the sense of similarity in the design. The proximity of graphics and font in relation to each other is spaced ever so nicely, allowing the space to breath and the reader to able to discern what the product is easily. The frame of the business card provides closure. What I find so wonderful about this particular design is the continuity of it. Within the business card are seeds, and following the directions on the back of the business card allows the recipient to actually grow a sample of the product they are selling. This is continuity at its finest, since the business card goes further than just portraying information, but also giving you an example of the actually product itself, and continuing the curiosity.