Business cards are the simplest yet most powerful tools in job-hunting and contact-building. They contain, in its small area, all pertinent information that anybody needs to know about you. They help your prospects understand who you are, what you offer and how you can be contacted. However, the competition for one job could be so tight that presenting ordinary business cards might not do any good. In truth, poorly-designed and printed cards may even give future clients or employers a bad or wrong impression of you.
Here, we have collected a variety of design samples to help you get your creative juices flowing and craft that perfect business card. You can now shy away from the plain and boring. Enjoy!
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See how the monogram was creatively done. The initials of the artist was interlaced so intelligently that it looks like an icon in itself.
Layout plays a vital role in all printed materials, and it played a vital role to make this card both corporately beautiful and elegant.
Another minimalistic design that uses only 3 colors. But again, layout saved the day. See how the name was highlighted and how the space was utilized to add to the over-all clean feel of it.
This card is only in black, grays and a little of white but the design still works.
Check how the back portion more than make up for the simplicity of the front portion. The back actually is simple in itself but the style, shapes and color exude the brand identity: it reminds the recipients what the company is all about, motorsports.
Simple yet subtly colorful. Color has been used at the back panel to signify what the business is all about.
Blending in is good most of the time, but in business, standing out is more important. In a diverse market, it is likewise important to have diverse concepts from where you can choose the design that will work for you. Here are a few designs to check :
Here is shift from the corporate world. It is still simple but it can no longer be categorized a hardcore corporate business card. Check how the layout changed with an addition of shapes and a little more splash of color.
Typography can be an important design element.
Pastel colors and cleanly finished caricatures give this set of business cards enough drama.
It says, “I’m in the video and animation business.”
Black and white adds up beautifully with a dash of creativity. See how the logo was used throughout the business card.
Use your name to your advantage! See how the concept for this card revolved around a name.
A different design for different employees while staying true to the layout—that’s a fun way to present your cards to prospects.
Simplicity and creativity is often a favorable mix. See the examples for yourself :
This is a very creative business card and it has remained simple, uncluttered and easy to read.
Simple and artfully done. The layout is slightly different from the usual but still allows easy reading.
Bright and colorful. The contrast of the color from the black background makes the typography on this business card stand out.
Just like a road sign—catchy.
If you are an artist, applying to become one or of you simply feel like one, it would be great to present your skills off on your business card. What better way is there to let people know that you can do what you say you can than show it off? Here are a few samples :
Color can be a powerful tool if utilized properly. Here you can see how color was used to create a variety of designs out of, basically, one scheme.
These are more than business cards, they are bookmarks! What a marvelous idea, we are sure to enjoy getting them.
This card highlights the creativity of the people behind it. Each team member actually has their own individual versions and characters, which makes the idea a lot more interesting.
Using illustrations is a fun way to showcase your craft. James here showcased his skills in design through the use of his own artwork.
“What’s up, doc?”
Pictures paint a thousand words. On business cards they speak volumes about what one can do. Have no doubt about this one.
This business card design will make you think of nothing else but clouds, which is excellent since that is the name of the business. The right color, images, and font has been used. Overall, the design was simple, if not minimal, but is very effective.
Paintings could be a great give-away. Well, at least you can let people preview your work on your business cards, like the image above.
There are more ways to make you stand out and be remembered, other than getting the recipient’s attention, make them think, or even laugh. Here are some concepts worthy of attention :
At first glance, this business cards would look like a completely different thing. And the picture is just simply funny. All the information have been “typed” in and have actually added to the humorous feel of the card.
“If you let me take your photo, thanks! If not, here you go anyway…?” Oh! Okay, i see.
What else is there to say?