Since we are a gaming company, we thought it might be fitting to blog about another very influential woman in the gaming industry - Sheri Graner Ray. Sheri joined Her Interactive when it was still American Laser Gamers, working as a producer on McKenzi & Co. and Vampire Diaries, before designing the first Nancy Drew games, Secrets Can Kill.
From there she moved on to other ventures such as working as a senior designer at Sony Online Entertainment and starting her own consulting company. But her passion was finding out what girls liked in games and why they liked the things they did. She even wrote a book titled, Gender Inclusive Game Design: Expanding the Market in 2003 and founded Women in Games International.
A few of our fans mentioned that everyone should have personal cards - cards that tell people just a little bit about you so other people can get to know you better. That's a pretty awesome idea! I like the idea of learning something about a person you just met without searching for 5 very awkward minutes for a topic that you both have in common.
Let's say there are exactly 5 facts that you are allowed to put on the card (there's not a lot of space on a business card template). Here's what mine would probably say.
Fact 1, Job: marketing producer for Nancy Drew games
Fact 2, hobbies: skiing, running, hockey, martial arts, scrapbooking, shopping, piano
Fact 3, loves: family, friends, bunnies, and food
Fact 4, random: I broke my two front teeth playing roller hockey
Fact 5, quote: "If you want to have sweet dreams, you have to live a sweet life"
They were made out of index cards, cut to the size of business cards and simply said:
Cindy's Closet - knock for permission to enter
Phone: Leave a note with message at door
When I was in college, I was so excited to get REAL business cards when I worked with the UW's BEDC program. Although I didn't work at a company, the program provided cards had my contact information on them so I could give them to people when I was looking for internships and networking.
Then I started started working at companies and now have a few cards of my own. Here's my current card:
With the redesign of our logo, we've had to redesign a lot of other things, including our teal business cards. Next time, I'll show you what our new business cards look like. It's a long way from my simple hand-cut index cards, although my position isn't nearly as impressive. :)
If you had your own business cards to introduce yourself to others, what would they say?