My Canvas Business Card

7 September 2015 ● 1 min read ● 1 image
My Canvas Business Card

I needed to quickly throw together a Canvas business card for myself to hand out to creatives and potential investors at the Tech in Asia conference, and decided that I'd use the profile screen from the site as my layout.

I was happy with this approach as it reminded me of my old business card from my freelance iOS developer days, which was based on the iPhone's contact page with my details on it.

People often used to comment that it was a fun and unique design, and I really liked giving it to people. Unfortunately I stopped using that card as Tacchi started to get more serious, so it's nice to have this one as a secondary card. Hopefully as Canvas starts to become more well known, this new card will delight recipients as much as my old one.

The backside looks more like a small flyer, with some basic copy and on-device images to help people understand the platform a little. It's not great, but does the job for now.

I only spent about 30mins putting it all together before running out to the print shop, so it could definitely be improved with more time. But I'm happy with it for the time being.

So I guess the next step is for Canvas to provide a way to automatically print business cards based on your Canvas profile!

Ooh, great idea, haha! I guess we could generate a 91x55mm PDF without too many troubles if people were actually interested! I wonder about generating EPS?

Take it a step further, use the moo.com API (in case they have one?) and make it easy to actually order the cards :)

I remember Facebook did something like that a few years back where you could order some business cards based on your profile. It was fun.

Ooh, I'd love to see the Facebook cards! Will have a search.

Looks simple but also very cool :)

Thanks Hiroshi. It was fun to make! :)

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Mark McFarlane

I'm a developer in Tokyo, Japan

Founder and director of Tacchi Studios, a digital product agency in Shibuya, Tokyo. 💗 cats, food, cycling, design, tech.

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