Last updated on May 10th, 2019
If you are well aware of what marketing entails then the concept of business cards is not exactly uncharted territory. You know that it is the backbone of your marketing efforts and that it plays a significant role in getting you and your business out there. In fact, as any reputable business person will tell you, a business card is an integral part of your package. Not to mention it’s also the first thing that prospects receive from you and your first opportunity to make a good impression.
Here Are 15 Stunning Business Cards Of Famous Personalities
01. Bill Gates
Bill Gates is an American business investor and the principal founder of Microsoft. He is an author, philanthropist, and humanitarian who during his career at Microsoft held the positions of the CEO, chairman, and chief software architect. He is one of the best-known entrepreneurs in the computer revolution and by extension one of the wealthiest individuals in the world.
While his business card design is a little too simple than what most people would imagine, it is a stunning bright yellow patterned one that shows a retro iteration of the Microsoft logo.
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02. Barack Obama
Unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere, you know who Barack Obama is. But just in case you don’t, Barack Obama is a politician and American attorney that served as the 44th president of the United States from January 20th, 2009 to 2017.
He was the first African American to be elected to the office right after being elected senator on the 4th of November 2008. His card is designed by a highly professional graphic designer in a traditional government style which is simple and chic but still elegant and eye-catching.
03. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg is a renowned computer wizard and entrepreneur best known for his role in co-founding one of the most revolutionary social media platforms in the world – facebook. He was born in White Plains in New York and attended Harvard University where he launched Facebook with his roommates Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, Chris Hughes, and Andrew McCollum.
Like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg has also been named among the 100 wealthiest individuals in the world and in 2016 he was ranked among the ten most influential people in the world. When it comes to business cards, Mark has two sets of cards. One that identifies him as a CEO and another less formal that identifies him as “I’m CEO, bitch.” Both sets are pretty simple yet still formal with a touch of elegance.
04. Larry Page
Larry Page is an American entrepreneur and computer scientist that is best known for his role in co-founding Google and being the Chief Executive Officer of Alphabet Inc. He was born on March 26th, 1973 in East Lansing in Michigan to Carl Victor Page and Gloria. Like most other children, Page came from a relatively humble background. However, he had an interest in computers and a burning passion for taking things apart and reinventing them which explains his interest in technology.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in computer science from Stanford University. However, later he also took up a Ph.D. at Stanford University. His business card has a massive Google logo design in the center that lets you know exactly where he works.
05. Meg Whitman
Born on August 1956, Meg Whitman is a business executive that graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Business School. She served as the strategic planning executive at Walt Disney Company for the better part of the 1980s and as the executive for Procter & Gamble, DreamWorks, and Hasbro.
Besides, she is a political activist, philanthropist, and business executive well known for serving as President and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise better known as HP. As far as business card design ideas go, Meg keeps hers pretty simple. However, it’s still stunning enough to get your attention.
06. Steve Wozniak
Stephen Wozniak is an American programmer, inventor, philanthropist, electronic engineer, entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. Wozniak started developing and designing Apple I in 1975 and later designed Apple II which became one of the first highly successful mass-produced microcomputers.
However, in 1985, he left Apple and founded CL 9 and soon after created the world’s first universal remote in 1987. Right now, he is the Chief Scientist at the data virtualization company. Unlike most of the other personalities we’ve mentioned, Wozniak went for a different approach to create business card design and opted for a metallic credit card like business card that’s stunning.
07. Evan Williams
Well known for his role as CEO and chairman of Twitter, Evan Clark Williams is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur who was born in Clarks, Nebraska. After leaving college, Evan worked at various start-up firms and technology jobs before venturing into marketing at O’Reilly. His card has a very simple yet chic design. In fact, at first glance, it looks like it’s made from recycled paper. But it’s not.
08. Wright Brothers
The Wright Brothers are quite a famous pair. Like everyone else, they began from a humble beginning and worked their way from the ground up. Wilbur and Orville started with a bicycle repair rental and sales business in 1892 which they ran concurrently with their local newspaper business. In 1896, they began manufacturing and selling their bicycles before eventually inventing the self-oiling hub, crankarm, and pedal.
They then used the profits they got to finance their aviation experiments and eventually built the world’s first successful airplane. As far as their business card goes, the Wright brothers hired graphic design services that created the card that’s simple and classy with a stunning and elegant look. The card has the Wright Cycle Company logo at the center top, and their names on the bottom left and right sides.
09. Michael Dell
Michael Saul Dell is an American entrepreneur and investor popularly known for being the founder and CEO of Dell technologies. While a freshman at the University of Texas, Dell started an informal business of putting together and selling kits for personal computers. With time, he applied for a vendor license to bid on contracts for the State of Texas.
In 1984, Dell registered his company as a PCs Limited which he operated from his condominium before relocating it to a business center in North Austin. And did I mention that at 27 he was the youngest CEO of a company ranked among the list of top 500 corporations? Well, he was. His business card is indeed not a fancy looking one, but it’s stunning and remarkably simple it. Also, it has a massive PC’s Limited logo that tells you exactly where he works.
10. Steve Jobs
Steve Paul Jobs was born in San Francisco on February 24th, 1955. He was an investor and businessman who was probably well known for many things — his role as the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Apple Inc.
He was also a member of The Wait Disney Company’s board and chair and majority shareholder of Pixar. Steve Jobs business card has an iPhone-iPad design with a plain black and white palette.
11. Jerry Yang
Jerry Yang is a Taiwanese American entrepreneur and co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo Inc. He was born on November 6th, 1968 in Taipei Taiwan. His card is a bit uppity with a more fun approach than most of the other business cards that we’ve covered.
12. Eric Schmidt
Eric Schmidt is an American businessman well known for being the Executive Chairman of Google between 2001 and 2015. He was born in Falls Church Virginia and grew up in Blacksburg and Falls Church. He is one of the sons in his family that had a master’s degree in psychology.
However, he later went to Princeton and switched to electrical engineering earning a B.S.E degree. In 2017, he was ranked the 119th richest person with an estimated wealth of $11.1 billion. Eric Schmidt used a relatively simple and formal business card with a huge Google logo on the left side to tell you exactly where he works.
13. Mitchell Baker
Mitchell Baker is the Executive Chair of Mozilla Corporation and Mozilla Foundation. She coordinates business and policy issues, and was included among the top 100 most influential people in the world. Her business card bears the original dinosaur logo of Mozilla.
14. John Donahoe
John Donahoe is an American businessman born on April 30th, 1960 in Evanston Illinois. He graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka and later earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dartmouth.
He is best known for his role as former president and CEO of eBay and the Chairman of PayPal. His business card has a classic yet stunning design and includes his signature which makes it unique.
15. Chuck Jones
And finally, we have Chuck Jones. American animator, filmmaker, artist, author, and screenwriter. He was best known for his work with Looney Tunes, Warner Bros and Merrie Melodies shorts. His card is a bit funky and uppity with an animation of a duck in a hurry.
You can’t go wrong with a business card, and from these stunning business cards you can come up with a formal yet funky business card for your business. Considering the significance of business cards and logos in order to establishing brand, by referring this exclusive design resources one can create a logo and cards by professional graphic designers or if there’s a budget constraint, you can also go with tools such as business card maker and logo maker tool.