25 April, 2017
Best Card Design
University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame’s Irish1Card received the 2017 NACCU Best Card Design Award.
The NACCU Best Card Design Award is sponsored by ColorID, and is presented to the institution who is first selected as one of five finalists by the NACCU Awards Committee based on a grading matrix, then receives the most votes from NACCU members prior to and during the NACCU Annual Conference.
Notre Dame’s card re-design was part of the initial phase of the Irish1Card project, which among other upgrades, will see the ID card program transition to contactless technology. It had been many years since Notre Dame’s card design was updated, and because additional space was being gained with the removal of the card’s barcode, the Irish1Card office saw an opportunity to implement a new look.
The Irish1Card staff worked with the University Communications team to develop design options and narrow it down to three finalists.
The card office then held a voting initiative that enabled campus cardholders to vote for their favorite design, tallying a total of over 4,600 votes. The office also used the announcement of the winning design as an opportunity to kick-off the larger communication effort around the Irish1card project.
The Irish1Card includes the university’s academic mark in gold foil, along with a tactile impression of the university seal.