I recently received an e-mail (and twitter follow) from CannotbeFound, a brand new collective of designers – for designers, who want to give some exposure to “the little guys”. The idea is brilliant and was inspired by London based collective Not In who say:
We just do it to provide a showcase for creatives and their work that you might not see elsewhere.
I think it’s great that CannotbeFound have brought this idea to Scotland and I hope it becomes a great success. The e-mail was invitation to contribute to the blog myself and I noticed that they had attached an Address Book contact card.
This is the first time I have seen (noticed) this and I thought it was a really smart little thing to do. Your email contacts can simply add the card to their address book and hey presto!
- It saves them the bother of making up a card for you (which they might not otherwise have done)
- It allows you to make it more comprehensive (you can add your logo or a photo as well as website address)
- It will help them remember you in the future
- It makes e-mailing you in the future a lot easier (they just type in your name and address book syncs to mac mail)
- Open up ‘Address Book’
- File > New Card (⌘N)
- Type in your name/company name and your contact details
- Tick ‘company’ if appropriate (this will switch your name around, making your business name the heading)
- OPTIONAL: Click the bolder text with the arrows then click ‘custom’ to make your own field (i.e website address)
- Double click on the greyed out silhouette to insert a profile image
- Click choose to select an image on your computer OR click on the camera to take one if you have a webcam
- Hit esc to come out of edit mode and save your card
- Find your card in the ‘Names’ panel or search for it on Address book
- Left click on it and click “ExportvCard…”
- Choose a place to save it to and click save
- Yey! thats you done
- Now, next time you write an e-mail to someone new just send it as an attachment.