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Business card Questionnaires

Questionnaires were given to ten people to obtain feedback on questions I needed answered in order to make a successful business card

Business Card Questionnaire 1 Please answer questions or colour selections in red 1. Do you believe a business card design should be simple and minimalistic or packed full of information? Specific and to the point and presentation layed out really well 2. Highlight what information you believe should appear on a business card Name Logo (If one is available) Phone number Address Email address Website address Fax 3. Do you believe a company slogan/tagline/motto should appear on a business card? I believe slogans and mottos can work on a business card because they make you more interested in the company I don t like taglines 4. Do you believe a photograph should be printed on a business card? No because the employer could judge you on the photograph you have chosen of yourself so therefore if you don t put a photograph of yourself on the business card then the employer will contact you if they are interested in you and can make their own opinion you on when they meet you 5. Do you believe a single sided or double sided business card is better? Single amount so it keeps people interested in what you are trying to promote 6. Do you prefer a business card to be text or image dominant? Text Dominant with a subtle design 7. Do you believe a business card is a successful way of promoting yourself?

I believe a business card is a good way of promoting yourself as well as giving out a C.V. with your business card because it promotes your business as well as your experience you have within your job

8. Should a business card have a matte or gloss finish? Matte or gloss can work well depends on the design. 9. What material should a business card be made from? Paper Card Metal Rubber Plastic Other (please state)

10. The average size of a business card is 85mm x 55mm (about the same as a credit card, do you believe this is a good size for a business card? Yes

Name Becky Caulfield Gender - Female Age - 21 Address 24 Protea Way Canvey Island Essex

Phone - 01268 680409

Business Card Questionnaire Please answer questions or colour selections in red 1. Do you believe a business card design should be simple and minimalistic or packed full of information? Simple and minimalistic 2. Highlight what information you believe should appear on a business card Name Logo (If one is available) Phone number Address Email address Website address Fax 3. Do you believe a company slogan/tagline/motto should appear on a business card? Yes a slogan should be on a business card but it depends on how long the slogan is. 4. Do you believe a photograph should be printed on a business card? Yes and No it depends what industry the business card is from 5. Do you believe a single sided or double sided business card is better? Double sided = more info 6. Do you prefer a business card to be text or image dominant? Text but it depends on which industry 7. Do you believe a business card is a successful way of promoting yourself? Yes it is because anyone can have one and it is easy to keep hold of 8. Should a business card have a matte or gloss finish? Matte looks professional

9. What material should a business card be made from? Paper Card Metal Rubber Plastic Other (please state) 10. The average size of a business card is 85mm x 55mm (about the same as a credit card, do you believe this is a good size for a business card? Perfect size

Name Godfrey Atuahene Junior Gender - Male Age - 21 Address 1021 Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 4AH Phone - 07951812429

Business Card Questionnaire Please answer questions or colour selections in red 1. Do you believe a business card design should be simple and minimalistic or packed full of information? Minimalistic, i think it should be to the point and clear. 2. Highlight what information you believe should appear on a business card Name Logo (If one is available) Phone number Address Email address Website address Fax 3. Do you believe a company slogan/tagline/motto should appear on a business card? I think the company logo should appear but not a tagline, business cards are usually one persons specific information so if there is going to be a tagline i think it should be on the back. 4. Do you believe a photograph should be printed on a business card? No 5. Do you believe a single sided or double sided business card is better? Double but i think that only one side should have information on. I think the back should be very plain and maybe have a logo on. 6. Do you prefer a business card to be text or image dominant? I think it should be text dominant but i dont think it should be plain. I think it should have an image on it, for example the company logo. 7. Do you believe a business card is a successful way of promoting yourself?

Yes. They provide the person to have an easy way to remember someones phone number or email address for example. They are small enough that they can be put into someones wallet. 8. Should a business card have a matte or gloss finish? I believe matte finished cards are easier to read

9. What material should a business card be made from? Paper Card Metal Rubber Plastic Other (please state)

10. The average size of a business card is 85mm x 55mm (about the same as a credit card, do you believe this is a good size for a business card? Yes as it can easily fit into a purse or wallet. Its also just small enough that a person could easily read it.

Name Sarah Ball Gender - Female Age - 21 Address 16 Harrow Road, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 9PE Phone - 01268 515171

Business Card Questionnaire Please answer questions or colour selections in red 1. Do you believe a business card design should be simple and minimalistic or packed full of information? Simple and minimalistic due to the fact that too much information tends to turn you off. It can be too much to take in. 2. Highlight what information you believe should appear on a business card Name Logo (If one is available) Phone number Address Email address Website address Fax 3. Do you believe a company slogan/tagline/motto should appear on a business card? No, again too much information can take away the impact 4. Do you believe a photograph should be printed on a business card? No, i don't think it is relevant 5. Do you believe a single sided or double sided business card is better? Single, i believe a business card should be simple. 6. Do you prefer a business card to be text or image dominant? Text, the whole point of the business card is so you know the person to contact. 7. Do you believe a business card is a successful way of promoting yourself? No, it doesnt tell you anythin about the person. I think a business card is a tool to contact somebody, not to tell you about them. 8. Should a business card have a matte or gloss finish? Gloss, perception of quality

9. What material should a business card be made from? Paper Card Metal Rubber Plastic Other (please state)

10. The average size of a business card is 85mm x 55mm (about the same as a credit card) do you believe this is a good size for a business card? Yes as it fits into peoples wallets

Name Stephen Mccarthy Gender - Male Age - 55 Address 64 LittleCroft, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford Phone - 07817 373285

Business Card Questionnaire Please answer questions or colour selections in red 11. Do you believe a business card design should be simple and minimalistic or packed full of information? Simple and easy to understand 12. Highlight what information you believe should appear on a business card Name Logo (If one is available) Phone number Address Email address Website address Fax 13. Do you believe a company slogan/tagline/motto should appear on a business card? Yes if it is the statement the company is promoting 14. Do you believe a photograph should be printed on a business card? No 15. Do you believe a single sided or double sided business card is better? Double 16. Do you prefer a business card to be text or image dominant? The image will always attract the eye first. The statement should be brief 17. Do you believe a business card is a successful way of promoting yourself? Yes most clients I know will have a wallet full of others cards, either to compare or for reference 18. Should a business card have a matte or gloss finish? Dependent on the business type

19. What material should a business card be made from? Paper Card Metal Rubber Plastic Other (please state) 20. The average size of a business card is 85mm x 55mm (about the same as a credit card, do you believe this is a good size for a business card? Yes providing the card still contains all the relevant information

Name Tracey Haly Gender - Female Age - 29 Address Woodland place, Hurricane way, Wickford, Essex SS11 8YB Phone - 01268 561 900

Business Card Questionnaire Please answer questions or colour selections in red 1. Do you believe a business card design should be simple and minimalistic or packed full of information? Sufficient information so it informs and should not be filled with an image 2. Highlight what information you believe should appear on a business card Name Logo (If one is available) Phone number Address Email address Website address Fax 3. Do you believe a company slogan/tagline/motto should appear on a business card? Depends on the career and how relevant the quote is. 4. Do you believe a photograph should be printed on a business card? No, its looks a bit tacky. 5. Do you believe a single sided or double sided business card is better? Double sided. 6. Do you prefer a business card to be text or image dominant? Text with some small images to catch the eye 7. Do you believe a business card is a successful way of promoting yourself? It allows people to contact you and find out more information so yes. 8. Should a business card have a matte or gloss finish? Gloss

9. What material should a business card be made from? Paper Card Metal Rubber Plastic Other (please state)

10. The average size of a business card is 85mm x 55mm (about the same as a credit card) do you believe this is a good size for a business card? Yes

Name Caroline Coulson Gender - Female Age - 44 Address 10a The Avenue, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 0AJ Phone 01268 681767

Business Card Questionnaire Please answer questions or colour selections in red 1. Do you believe a business card design should be simple and minimalistic or packed full of information? Simple and to the point 2. Highlight what information you believe should appear on a business card Name Logo (If one is available) Phone number Address Email address Website address Fax 3. Do you believe a company slogan/tagline/motto should appear on a business card? It depends on the industry the card is promoting, it can work well but if done should be printed on the back 4. Do you believe a photograph should be printed on a business card? No 5. Do you believe a single sided or double sided business card is better? Single 6. Do you prefer a business card to be text or image dominant? A card should have a simple eye catching design and important information on them. So a mixture of both. But if the card is small it should be text dominant to provide the necessary info. 7. Do you believe a business card is a successful way of promoting yourself? Yes as they provide useful information that can be easily given out and stored in wallets etc. 8. Should a business card have a matte or gloss finish? I believe matte finished cards are easier to read

9. What material should a business card be made from? Paper Card Metal Rubber Plastic Other (please state) 10. The average size of a business card is 85mm x 55mm (about the same as a credit card, do you believe this is a good size for a business card? Yes as it can be stored easily in a wallet or any business card holder but is still big enough to show information.

Name David Johnson Gender - Male Age - 29 Address Woodland place, Hurricane way, Wickford, Essex SS11 8YB Phone - 01268 561 900

Business Card Questionnaire Please answer questions or colour selections in red 1. Do you believe a business card design should be simple and minimalistic or packed full of information? Minimalistic but eye catching 2. Highlight what information you believe should appear on a business card Name Logo (If one is available) Phone number Address Email address Website address Fax 3. Do you believe a company slogan/tagline/motto should appear on a business card? I think they can be corny, must be a good and relevant tagline. 4. Do you believe a photograph should be printed on a business card? Never 5. Do you believe a single sided or double sided business card is better? Double unless the front is white, if the front is coloured the back shouldn t be white. 6. Do you prefer a business card to be text or image dominant? Text to give important information. 7. Do you believe a business card is a successful way of promoting yourself? Yes as it is convenient and transportable. 8. Should a business card have a matte or gloss finish? Matte finish so you don t get a shine.

9. What material should a business card be made from? Paper Card Metal Rubber Plastic Other (please state) 10. The average size of a business card is 85mm x 55mm (about the same as a credit card, do you believe this is a good size for a business card? Yes but I like the small Flickr business cards.

Name David Philips Gender - Male Age - 21 Address Flat 6, Ocean Apartments, St Helens Parade, Southsea, Hampshire Phone - 07791127791

Business Card Questionnaire Please answer questions or colour selections in red 1. Do you believe a business card design should be simple and minimalistic or packed full of information? Specific and to the point but well layed out 2. Highlight what information you believe should appear on a business card Name Logo (If one is available) Phone number Address Email address Website address Fax 3. Do you believe a company slogan/tagline/motto should appear on a business card? I don t like taglines personally 4. Do you believe a photograph should be printed on a business card? No, a employer can see you in person if they wish. 5. Do you believe a single sided or double sided business card is better? Single as only a small amount of information is needed. 6. Do you prefer a business card to be text or image dominant? Text Dominant with a subtle design 7. Do you believe a business card is a successful way of promoting yourself? I believe a business card is a good accessory to give out with a CV as it can be carried at all times. 8. Should a business card have a matte or gloss finish? Matte or gloss can work well depends on the design.

9. What material should a business card be made from? Paper Card Metal Rubber Plastic Other (please state)

10. The average size of a business card is 85mm x 55mm (about the same as a credit card, do you believe this is a good size for a business card? Yes my personal business card is that size.

Name Paul Coulson Gender - Male Age - 47 Address 10a The Avenue, Canvey Island, Essex Phone - 01268 681767

Business Card Questionnaire Please answer questions or colour selections in red 1. Do you believe a business card design should be simple and minimalistic or packed full of information? Loads of information to promote yourself 2. Highlight what information you believe should appear on a business card Name Logo (If one is available) Phone number Address Email address Website address Fax 3. Do you believe a company slogan/tagline/motto should appear on a business card? Its better to use space for more important information, save taglines and slogans for websites 4. Do you believe a photograph should be printed on a business card? It can help to allow employer to familiarize 5. Do you believe a single sided or double sided business card is better? Single if the employer does not look on the back of a double sided info will not be read. 6. Do you prefer a business card to be text or image dominant? Text Dominant 7. Do you believe a business card is a successful way of promoting yourself? I prefer a portfolio 8. Should a business card have a matte or gloss finish? Matte. Gloss looks cheap and tacky

9. What material should a business card be made from? Paper Card Metal Rubber Plastic Other (please state) 10. The average size of a business card is 85mm x 55mm (about the same as a credit card, do you believe this is a good size for a business card? Different sizes can work well depending on design.

Name Darren Crump Gender - Male Age - 25 Address 172, Central Avenue, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 9QP Phone - 07708528363