Business Card Design: 100+ Creative Examples, Useful Tutorials and Templates

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As the world gets flatter each day, business and start-up are blooming like mushrooms. This can only lead to one possible situation – competitions are tightening up. There’s only one chance to give a good first impression to your potential clients. Business card speaks for a brand and they are a good and effective tool to impress and maintain relationship with clients. However if your business card is plain and dull, it can only tell so much of your company’s image.


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There are no rules for creative card design. Custom shapes & cuts, spot UV, matte finishing etc are all playing factors but the crucial part is always an eye-catching design, whether it’s graphical, typographical or just simple great ideas.

In today’s article, we proudly present a series of truly creative business card design together with tutorials and template that you can start with. Here’s a list of a collection of 100+ Creative Business Cards, Templates and Tutorials. Full list after jump.

Examples of Creative Business Card

Wood, Plastic and Metal. These unorthodox materials for a business card can draw susbtantial attention to anyone looking at it for the first time. The texture itself feels unique too, and all these can leave behind a good impression for the company.

sarahmedia

viewzi

aen

dreamten

logeen

Standard size, just creative designs. Unsurpingly, visually captivating designs imprint on a person’s memory deeper than dull or plain designs. A creative tagline that gives people food for thought can also be remembered better.

chris

struck

fez

Jay Kwong

Lisa Welge

subcity

Cheryl Griffin

Obsessive Behavior

biglove

cutpaste

whyisbox

Doing the Google thing – If you are pretty confident in the ranking of certain keywords, why not try these? Here are several examples.
bamf

dallas printing

jilee

boston web studio

Minimalist. A minimalist approach to business card design attempts to focus a person’s attention to where it matters most: The company’s or organization’s name or logo. Despite such simplicity, the design can still be creatively done through careful arrangements of wordings and logo.

bryon

gist

good

shoe

pretty green

render inc

nagy

frolick

fresh01

dave

frederick wan

sa

brilliancy

elemental

blissett

mayes

aaron

pacifica

February London

dion

Creative cuts & custom shapes. Not your usual 3.5 x 2 inches business card, but definetely rocks!

chris fisher

mogibo

lindsey

acc

java

cutting edge

chef

box office

bridge

davide

mixtape

1scale1

igs

nation builder

axiom

orient

ordered list

diesel design

reactor

orderin

personal

impact salon

seat

lion in oil

verbena

sliced orange

lunar

studio nine

Free Card Templates

If budget is a concern, here are some business card templetes you can start with, but do check with respective owners though. These templates come in Photoshop PSD and Corel Draw CDR format. You can convert .CDR to .PSD.

Black Card
by elhadibrahimi
elhadibrahimi

Modern business card
by psdgraphics
Modern business card

Business card template design

PnP consult
by logotypes
PnP consult

Gold and Black Business Card
by elhadibrahimi
Gold and Black Business Card

Codex
by CODEX007
codex

Business Card Template
by alpha-100
alpha-100

Tutorials to Design your own card

It’s always utmost satifying if your business card is a creation of yourself. Here are some tutorials to give you an idea how to design a business card right from scratch.

Business Card layout
by alfoart
AlexandraF

Design a Print Ready Business Card for Designers
by Chris Spooner
Follow this walkthrough in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign to create your own double sided business card design, resulting in a print-ready file to send to your favoured print firm.

spoongraphics

Grungy Business Card
by luxa
This tutorial will walk you through setting up a vertical grungy business card template, front to back and ready to print.

luxa grunge business card

Print-Ready Business Card Using Only Photoshop
by Collis
Design up a simple business card in Photoshop and get it ready for print with crop marks and bleed.

Print-Ready Business Card

Cardboard And Torn Paper Business Card
by pshero
Create a nice cardboard effect and play with a neat torn edge effect.

pshero

Business Card Design Project Walkthrough
by Chris Spooner

Making your business cards dynamic in Illustrator
by Veerle Pieters
(Illustrator tutorial) Smarter way to have your business card print-ready.

business_cards_dynamic

Further Readings

Last but not lease, we’ll leave you with some interesting and useful articles on business card design.

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