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PhD Student

University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign


One day in graduate school I ran out of optical cards—business cards that you stick in a laser beam to trace its path, or see the beam shape, etc.—so I decided to make my own. I thought it would be nice to include a grid pattern, and certain other features that come in handy in the lab. Here is a picture of one of these cards:

A picture of an optical card

Unfortunately, you can't just go out and buy 5 or 10 business cards, or however many you need. You need to buy at least 100 from most vendors. So now I have too many optical cards, and nothing to do with them. If you'd like one, or ten, or fifty, send me an email at the address at the bottom of the page and I'll mail you some. If you have any suggestions for other features to include, send me an email as well.

If you would like to use my design and print your own optical cards, I am also including below the design files. If you do use my design, give me some sort of acknowledgment (keep my name on the card, keep my website on the card, punch my name into the card in braille, etc.; it's up to you).

Illustrator file: KBS_Business_Card.ai

PDF: KBS_Business_Card.pdf

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