10 Must-Have Portfolio Cases and Business Card Cases

Are you sending employers the right message with your portfolio case and business card case? Here are 10 portfolio cases and business card cases that will help you attract attention for all the right reasons.

Whether you're interviewing for a new job, pitching a client or competing for a coveted promotion, you know that image counts. What you wear and how you act can leave as much of an impression as your work and your words. While most creatives take care to choose the perfect outfit, many give significantly less thought to the business accessories they carry into meetings, interviews and networking events. But they should.

When you select a portfolio case or business card case, you have an opportunity to subtly reinforce your image as a polished professional. Although there are lots of cool cases available, you should choose accessories that match your style and convey your personal brand. We've rounded up some of our favorites.

Portfolio Cases

Custom Engraved Wood Portfolio (pictured top)
This custom engraved, wooden portfolio accommodates projects up to 12.6-by-17.7 inches. Made by Australian designer Kamma Spring, the portfolio comes with your choice of plastic sleeve inserts or A3 sized black or white paper. ($87.88)

PortfolioLoft Focus
This 11-by-17-inch aluminum screwpost designer portfolio has been lathered with a vibrant cyan finish that will help your portfolio stand out. It's also available in red, black, magenta and gray. ($150)

Case Envy Portfolio Kits
If you change up your portfolio pieces on a frequent basis, this system is a great option. The kit includes one Ice Nine Portfolio and one Arsenal Slipcase. You can add optional sheet protectors or Moab Paper to complete the package. The kit will hold up to 15 sheet protectors or 20 sheets of paper without extender kits. ($189)

Camden Archival Aluminum Case
If you're looking for heavy-duty protection for your work, this case made of anodized aluminum with reinforced corners, spring-loaded steel latches and a fixed position handle can do the job. Designed to hold 11-by-17-inch screwpost portfolios and 3-ring binders, the black faux-leather interior lining prevents scratching of artwork, and the lid opens to an upright position. ($194)

The Bysen Bag
This water-resistant envelope-style clutch, made by Brooklyn-based designer Hannelore, has a simple, edgy feel. The black vinyl bag is designed to carry a portfolio up to 12.5-by-8.5 inches, and also has room for business cards and reprints. ($85)

Business Card Cases

 The classy Giorgio Fedon business card holder is available in several colors. Visit MOO.com to buy.

MOO Giorgio Fedon Business Card Holder
This timeless, elegant case by Italian designer Giorgio Fedon is made from folded aluminum covered in fine imitation leather. It holds up to 18 business cards and comes in a variety of colors. (Starting at $37.99)

Evernote Snap Case
Available in gray/green, blue/yellow and green/yellow, the Snap Case includes a built-in backdrop for snapping photos of the cards you receive and importing the contact information into Evernote or the app of your choice. The bi-fold case holds up to 20 cards and helps you keep your own cards separate from the ones you receive. ($68.95)

Wood Business Card Holder
This unfinished wooden case is available in light maple, medium cherry or dark walnut. Handcrafted by designer Anna Noel, it features a metallic magnetic closure and holds up to eight business cards. ($55)

Umbra Bungee Card Case
This modern aluminum classic has been updated with a softer molded cap attached by an elastic cord. ($7)

MOO Colourful Acrylic Case
These slender cases, available in black and white, hold up to eight cards in two sections, so as you empty one side, you can fill it with new cards you receive. (Starting at $9.99)

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