Composition Cards, also called Zed Cards, are postcard size portraits of models, actors and others trying to make it in the fashion and entertainment industry. It is like having a visual resume that can be distributed easily to the prospective employers and people who can help connect with the right organizers, producers, directors and agents. Over the years, it has developed as a standard way for models to promote themselves. It usually has a size of 8.5″ x 5.5″ but it can also be found in 8″ x 10″, 4″ x 6″ and flyer size versions.
The goal should be to create a comp card that communicates the photo resume effectively and on the first instance. It is always better to have smaller size cards because a smaller card can be stored in the purse or bag easily. It can be taken out and handed over quickly. Smaller cards are easier to store for the recipients as well. It is also necessary to carry these cards when visiting important parties or functions where there is a possibility of connecting with the right people.