A name card is printed representation of you. That is why you must be well presented on the card with everything the target needs to know about you well captured in the card.

Sometimes, we leave minor details yet important that may cost us a deal. That is why it is vital to be conscious of the things we include or exclude from name cards. On that note, here are some of the most important things your name card must have. 

Contacts and Identification 

Perhaps this is the most significant inclusion. That is why it is top on my list. At the end of it all, you want your target to reach out to you and do business with you. The only way that is possible is if you share your name and contacts. The name is a must as contacts without identification may not work. No one is willing to call someone whose name or personal details they don’t know. 

You should not only include your personal name, but also your business name. Your position is also important. People need to know who you are and what you do. In case you do not have a company or do not work for one, you can include the services you offer. 

Image Representation of Your Occupation 

Your occupation statement is not enough. You need a simple image to back up the statement. The picture should not be conspicuous to take away all the attention from what you do. Sometimes, a logo or company icon can do. That way, your occupation statement will be more legit and all the focus will be drawn by your name and personal details. 

Some Blank Space 

Simplicity is key in name card designs. That is why you need some blank space. In most cases, the blank space is colored white but this is subject to the color theme of the card. With the most critical information captured, including the name and contacts, you have the freedom to leave a blank space to make the card look more brief. 

Leave a Detail At The Back of The Name Card 

Most designers leave the back of their business cards blank. That should be the case with you. Ensure you have a small detail at the back of your card to make it balances. One detail you can consider capturing at the back of your card is a location map. The first thing one would do after having a glance at the front of your card is have a look at the back of your card. They’ll be disappointed to find a blank space. Mostly, this decides whether they will keep or dispose the card. A blank space may push them to get rid of your name card. 


A professional name card is important especially in the business space. There are things your card must have to be standard or even stand out. Your personal details and contacts as well as services/products are a must have on your name card.