As we all know this popular blog – it comes as no surprise they’ve created a minimalist business card, using light, beautiful typography.
The Canva designs below follows the same path of simplicity, while still driving the their respective brand identities home.
Taking something two dimensional into three-dimensional is a fun and interactive way to engage whoever you give your card to. Here the switch serves a purpose, which makes it even more effective.
Unique approach – card related with email – measurethrice[at]gmail.com. Interesting.
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Shaving off an inch of a standard rectangular card gives you a more elongated shape that looks nice and slim. Bigger isn’t always better, and this is a good example.
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Another metal functional card, this card can be kept and used as a tool on a bicycle. Something as durable and useful as this ensures that whoever has it will see your name again and again as they use it.
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Beautiful typography in this case is really enough for great branding.
Another play on why you go to the dentist, here an entire mouth is used, reminiscent of the chattering teeth toys we all know so fondly.
Being unconventional by using different materials can make a huge difference in the feel of your business card. Wood was used, giving it a natural and earthy look, as well as a different feel in your hand.
Here’s what’s called a ticket cut. A simple rectangle with a few notches cut out gives a more interesting appearance than straight edges.
Even less interactive, but just as effective, this card shows what this person can do for you. The message is clear and represented simply, with the indentations adding an extra element.
Simple and square again, yet with rounded corners this time. This card relates the curves of the logo with the curves of the corners.
At first glance, this card isn’t really legible, but after stretching the rubber material you can read the information. A personal trainer making you work before you even schedule an appointment? Clever.
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Everyone loves getting free stuff, so why not incorporate that with your card? Here a hairstylist uses bobby pins to make the illusion of hair, and you get to use them.
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Things get taken up quite a few notches with this creative card. Transparency paper paired with different colors creates an interesting overlap effect when paired together, and when separate, light shines through to reveal whatever is underneath.
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Thinking of creative ways to display your logo without taking up a bunch of space can help keep things simple. Hand stitching the logo on the side like a clothing tag saves space on the card, yet adds an interesting element.
You’ve got all the tools, now it’s up to you. If you follow these tips you’ll be sure to have an awesome business card. Happy designing!
Here’s a Canva template that perfectly illustrates the life of a PR person:
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The above example is easy to do with Canva’s collection of icons. Another idea is to showcase photos of your products or other images relevant to your business — like in the example below.
This card is all about interaction. The card is cut and rolled up, and then you style the ‘hair’ however you want. The overall design is really simple, but the customization puts it over the top.
Utilizing aspects of your business to create your card makes it feel more authentic and approachable. Here foldable foam is used to create a mini yoga mat for a yoga studio, a fun and witty take on a traditional card.
With all of this awesome inspiration how can you not want to create an equally awesome business card? Just remember to keep these few things in mind:
Utilizing a sleeve with a peekaboo window can give you a two for one when it comes to the inner design. Here what starts as a cavity becomes the telephone, a cute play on why you’d be visiting a dentist in the first place.
Peel away stickers can be used as well to reveal a transition or a new image underneath. It’s interactive and interesting enough to create an impression.
If you really like the horizontal rectangular format, you can add in customized edges to stand out. The shape is still simple, but adjusted just enough to give it a softer feel with the subtle curves.
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Giving your business card a second chance at life is a great way to help reduce the possibility of it getting thrown out. Biodegradable paper seed packets are simple to find and getting them customized is just as easy.
Interchangeable graphics related to your business can be a fun way to add some variety into your cards. They still feel unified, but are more interesting since you could get a variety of different images.
Letterpress and embossed effects are often used on business cards. A simple texture also really makes the card unique.
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Legibility is key. Be sure all of the important information (name and contact) is easy to find and easy to read.
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These cards are hand pressed to give a wooden texture to the background. The indentations give a nice feel when you hold the card, and make the white background more interesting.
This card completely scraps the idea of the conventional straight edged card. Unique shapes can be cut out and used in place of rectangles and squares, allowing you to entirely customize your card.
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While this card doesn’t have as much interaction as the previous, it still has a cool effect. You pull away the die cut bottom and the shape of a comb appears, relating back to the profession.
Using rubber stamps to place your logo on your card makes it feel much more personal, since you’ve taken the time to stamp each individual one, which shows you have an investment in your company or business.
Letterpress effects are really popular lately but there is a great reason for it: it looks fantastic.
This card is relatively simple to start, yet shines a light on how attention to detail can really set you apart. The simple front and back looks clean and professional, yet the subtle splatter effect on the logo and edges gives it a textural element that really stands out.
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Here is a play on a deck of cards. Relating a business card to something it’s similar to is a fun way to stand out and be remembered.
A more simple pop up is used here, but it still adds a cool dimensionality versus a flat card.
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Simple business card but with an embossed wooden texture really stands out.
You can tell right away what profession the owner of this business card is working in without even reading the text. Smart.
A simple texture also works — like in the Canva templates below.
Here pop ups are used again, but in a much more crafty way. The cuts out are folded back to show different colors underneath. The same pattern is used, but the different colors give each card a different personality.
Keep size in mind, the standard card is 3.5 x 2 inches (which easily fits into a wallet). While going smaller is totally fine, going larger might make your card difficult to store in a wallet.
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Business cards can be a reflection of who you are. Not only can you make an excellent first impression all on your own, but a unique business card can help seal the deal and give someone something to remember you by.
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This card is incredibly simple, but incredibly effective. It uses a die cut to make a simple graphic more interesting. The raised type gives an awesome contrast to the punched out holes.
They really dug the ideas you brought to the table and you’re thinking a promotion could be in order. What do you do? Fumble with your phone to take down their contact information? Ask them to fumble with their phone to take down yours?
Humor and practicality are used in a great way here. Not only does it create a little smile in a stressful situation, but you save on printing cards, why give two when you could just give one?
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The custom shape makes this card unique, but the two shades of teal paired with the shape gives it an almost three-dimensional effect. Different tones in the same color family help make designs more cohesive.
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Every last one of these business cards is stunning, but they won’t beat the one you design yourself (imagine how good it will feel to give away business cards you designed for yourself).
A great way to keep things simple yet interesting is contrast between colors. Indentation was used, but the contrast between the bright green and the natural recycled paper helps keep this card fun, yet grounded.
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Utilizing aspects of your profession in your card makes for great visuals. For instance, in the example above, a film company uses a clapperboard as their card. A simple graphic, yet it speaks immediately about who they are and what they do.
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Or you can arrange different icons to create a whole motif. For a business card with clever icon arrangement, click on the design below.
Even without complicated folds and paper mechanisms, the fun and informal look is perfectly doable. Just mix in a humorous anecdote with some bright, happy colors and you’re ready to go. Check it out in action:
Changing the orientation from horizontal to vertical can make your card stand out as well, and adding patterning around the edges can make a simple design more complex.
Click on any of the examples with an “Edit this design in Canva” tag on it and you’ll be taken to your Canva account to make it your own. You can also design one from scratch by going through this link. Ready to make business cards?
This is a great example of using an unconventional medium to create visual elements. Since you can’t duplicate every wine ring to look the same, each card has its own personality yet still fits together cohesively.
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The shape of this card relates well to the profession and acts as a visual element along with the logo, giving it the illusion of a tattoo itself.
Or how about the unmistakeable highlighter-pen look in this customizable Canva design below?
Here are simple business card designs that’ll set you right up:
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Simple, but technically very well spaced business card. Notice how nothing is near the edges, all information is kept in the center, image to the left – text to the right in way where is very easy to read it.
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Nice, big rounded corners grab attention. A unique presentation as well.
Business cards don’t have to be flat and static. This pop up card shows just how creative you can get. It’s fun and informal, which is a breath of fresh air compared to standard ones.
Here’s a great example of using elements of your business as design elements. You immediately recognize it’s about cheese without actually seeing a piece of it, since the die cuts are arranged so familiarly.
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Look no further for a lush business card design that would look perfect with sleeves (or on their own) — check out the template below.
Imagine this: You just left an important meeting with some industry big shots.
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A personal business card can be a convenient tool for both you and your newly-found contact. Keep it concise, easy to read, and professional (not too flashy or with inappropriate graphics). The following samples are provided to give you an idea of the potential of a business card, and should jump-start your creativity.
You can simulate the look with the design template above. Print it out on transparent paper for a memorable business card.
If bright color isn’t your style, imprinting symbols or logos into your card gives it a lot of depth. Try imprinting something relatable to your business, or choose a pattern that meshes well.
Try it on the clean and professional look for size with the Canva business card templates below.
In the Canva templates below, the typography dominates and serves as the main design element of the business cards.
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While this card might not be as practical as others, it’s definitely out of the box. Heat activated ink reveals the brand and contact information, giving it a cool, scorched effect.
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This example below is also rich in humor and practicality. Check out that cheeky line and the budget-friendly monochrome.
Here’s another card using transparency, but this one uses blank areas in the ink to allow for see through windows. The type is see through, as well as the logo, so wherever you lay it down that color will shine through and be unique every time.
Here are a couple of square business card templates you can customize:
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Yoga again, and really fun again. Using interactive cut outs on your card creates a fun experience for the user and helps them remember you.
Interesting light gradient effects create a professional look with ease.
Similarly, this customizable design below uses simple elements to connote the sea.
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Really black cards with bold, white text just can’t look bad. An interesting texture in the background makes the card more unique.
If you like the square shape but want it to be a bit more interesting, turn it on its end. Diamonds are simple enough to get printed standardly, but different enough to stand out.
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Or you can always just show a picture that perfectly sums up what you do. Like in the examples above.
Using elements of your profession doesn’t have to be as literal as a bike tool. Here it shows a more metaphorical aspect of what they can do for you.
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Adding extra elements like sleeves can make your cards feel more upscale. The process of taking the card out is reminiscent of opening a gift or a letter, which makes the idea of receiving it much more exciting.
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Beautiful simplicity – both sides are the opposite of each other – black/white, but green a line just connects both sides and makes them familiar and related.
A simple change in shape can set your card apart from the hundreds of others that use the rectangular format. A square is a simple, elegant shape that provides a great starting point for a business card.
In the examples below, subtle patterns were used in the background, serving to add a layer of personality to the business cards.
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This card might be a tad too crazy for some, but it brings a whole new meaning to functional. The card is made of metal and actually serves a purpose —grating cheese.
Your business card is a reflection of you, think of some interesting things about yourself and incorporate that into your card.
The transparency of this card makes it stand out, but not as much as the meaning behind it. Photographers look through a lens. Much like you look through this card. Try relating the significance of your materials with your profession as much as possible.
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One more photographer business card – again standing out with great photo related imagery.
How eye-catching! The card sides are painted orange. Little things matter!
Typography is used in this card as well, but the texture lends so much more than plain printed text. These cards were hand sanded to give them a worn down appearance.
Typography can be used for both information and decoration in the place of graphics. In this card, a couple of graphics are used, but the type is the major player.
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Rubber stamps are used in this card as well, but translates the rounded corners of the logo into the card itself. The attention to detail makes it look thought out and professional.