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What are some good designs for a personal business card for professional networking?

My answer to What are some good designs for a personal business card for professional networking? on Quora

Two things I think are absolutely worth including:

  1. A photograph. People collect a LOT of cards at big networking events—if you have a recognisable photograph somewhere on your card it really helps people remember who you are, and follow up with you later if they had a great conversation with you in person.
  2. Space for notes. I always get non-glossy cards so that regular pens can write on them. This lets people (or you) jot down a note to remind them of anything they were going to follow up with you later.