January 25 2012

Exceptional Landscape Architecture Business Card Designs

Who wouldn’t want a landscape architect to give them a business card full of seeds? Lush gives their clients free seeds with every business card! In this way, the card serves multiple purposes. One is branding, and another is of a much more practical purpose. The seeds are able to produce a landscape, a task that directly relates to service the card is selling. It is quite a brilliant and elegant solution.

So far, as landscape architecture goes, I’m surprised more firms don’t do this. A business card can translate easily into an envelope. This envelope can hold seeds. It would take 5 minutes of thought to come up with such a solution. Yet, syntheses like these don’t happen more often.

Meme, on the other hand uses lines like rows of crops to represent their name. Lines of crops also conjure up images of landscape design. Furthermore, the holographic nature of the card speaks on “cutting edge” technology whereas the previous example speaks to the mechanisms of agriculture. These are just two methods of designing a business card that represent the company as well as some key components about the company.

We’ve explored unique business cards in architecture, urban planning , engineering, and now in landscape architecture. This will be my final blog on unique business cards. It has been a very interesting exploration into the variety and methodologies of graphic representation. We have seen foldable business cards. We have seen holographic ones, seed carrying ones, and ones that function as rulers. At the end of the day, though, it is about how someone can represent himself or herself efficiently, professionally, and uniquely so that they are remembered as being important to their potential-client.

As I have posed in previous blogs, “how do you represent yourself?” ”What about you will a client appreciate and remember? What can you offer?” If done correctly, all of these questions can be answered using a business card.

Credits: Image and data linked to sources.

Jeff P Jilek

Jeff Jilek has earned a B.S. in Architecture with a Minor in City & Regional Planning from the Ohio State University. He has been involved with architecture since his junior year of High School when he attended Eastland Career Center’s Architecture program. Sustainable Design is something that he is most interested in but also has taken many college level courses in psychology, political science, and philosophy. He will be attends Arizona State University for continuing education. He is pursuing both his M.B.A and Master of Architecture degrees. He blogged about pertinent issues in design and how design relates to global dynamics, culture, and economy.

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2 Responses to “Exceptional Landscape Architecture Business Card Designs”

  1. Patricia Says:

    Hi Jeff,

    This entry is great! I love the idea of having an interactive business card. Do you think there is a point at which the business card becomes more of a novelty and overpowers the actual skills of the cardholder in the eyes of the potential client?

  2. Jeff Jilek Says:

    Hello Patricia,

    Yes, I believe a business card can become a novelty. It is important that the owner of the card is able to back up a beautiful or interactive business card with actual talent. If they are not, the person runs the risk of being a gimmick.

    Gimmicks can be effective for a time, but only for a very limited one. However, even a novelty card belonging to a gimmicky person can serve as an ice breaker.

    I would argue that if the card can at least do that, it is probably a good one. Also, if a person has the talent they say they do, no card, no matter how ridiculous, can overshadow that.

    If a gimmick gets them to remember your face, that’s a good start.

    I thank you for your comment, Patricia, and the question. Dialogue is a primary way that knowledge is progressed. It always has been.

    Please leave more and have an excellent day.

    Jeff P Jilek

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