Hello. Nice to meet you.

My business cards for ALT NYC.

Sorry I went MIA for a few days, friends! Last week was pretty busy with the ALT NYC conference – stuffing my mouth with gum balls and making friends with Martha 😉 My friend Gloria from Little White Whale also attended the conference with me, and I am so glad she did – it’s always a bit overwhelming to be in an unfamiliar room with so many new faces and so much going on! The conference was amazing in every aspect, and I enjoyed it so much more than the Salt Lake City version last January.

Some of the best advice I heard during the day:

My main takeaway from the conference was, as the ever-inspiring Guarance Dore put it so well in her closing keynote: there are no rules but the ones that you set for yourself. The only thing you can do is figure out what works for you, because the truer you are to yourself, the more you can make yourself stand out. Become the fuller expression of who you are. Tell your story in your own way, with your own words.

And of course, I couldn’t do an ALT recap without talking about the business cards – the real reason why people come to the ALT conference, I am quite sure of it 😉 Above are some pictures of my business cards, which I had so much fun making. The first tag was my card, and the rest were fun little gift tags that people could use later with gifts. I handed them out in a little “Hello” envelope. And below are some of my favorite cards from ALT.

These are all non-businessy business cards, and that’s why I love them so much. They are all so creative and unique, and they give a glimpse into the personality of the people that handed them to me:

Approaching Joy attached a sticker with hot pink clip to her card| Inspiration Coop made sure we wouldn’t forget her with a clever sleeve;) | Jamie Silver at 128 John St. put together a fun little bag with mini flags  | Decoreista cleverly used pantone on the back of her card | Life I Design wrapped hers with twine, like a little gift | This Heart of mine included a pretty little pendant | Stuff Steph Does was all polka dots and colored-edges | I simply loved the design on Sarah Khandjian‘s cards | Grace at a Storied Style turned hers into a mini-book with pictures of her work and a couple of stories

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Comments
10 Responses to “Hello. Nice to meet you.”
  1. Carolina says:

    I love your business cards! and thank you for sharing the encouraging words from ALT. These are great goals for all of us entrepreneurs!

    • audrey says:

      Yes, Caro. I agree, I thought that really anyone could be inspired by these words, whether you are a blogger or an entrepreneur or just someone trying to make a difference out there. xx

  2. lauren says:

    can’t wait to go again, your post reminds me of all the things i learned and inspiration i took from slc! love your recap, straight to the point and the most important advice you took from the conference, thanks for sharing:)

  3. Alexa says:

    Seriously adorable! That’s so exciting that you’re going! :)

  4. Thanks for sharing your takeaways! Your business cards are so cute and so are all the rest you posted. I need to make some! My head is swimming with ideas now :)

  5. Super duper honored to be on this list- especially since yours were so fabulous (with their dash of practicality) as well. Cheers!

  6. Theresa says:

    Aw, thanks for the shout out, Audrey! It was so nice to meet you, and Gloria. I only wish we had connected earlier in the day so we could have chatted more. (Thank goodness for social media. 😉 Great post and lessons learned. Alt NYC really was a great, uplifting experience! PS~I can’t wait to use one of your tags on an upcoming birthday party we’re going to this weekend. Thank you!

  7. steph says:

    I’m honored I made the cut! All the cards look so great, thanks for the shout out.

  8. Lisa says:

    Just came across my card in your blog post (while on Google)…so proud that you featured Decoreista as one of your faves. There were ‘the most…’! Simply gorge and uber creative! Loved!

    Your blog is top-notch too! Wishing you continued creativity + success! xo

    Will be following you on all your social media platforms!

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