A business isn’t really a one-man venture. Whether it’s selling something, promoting your products, or providing more information, there will always be some sort of interaction between other people. It’s also during the maintenance process that you begin to meet more people who may have something to offer to make your business better. That is why business cards are important: for further contact between both parties.
Because of how expansive life can be, you may meet these people on various occasions and scenarios. The possibilities for a spontaneous interaction are truly endless. How do you stay in touch with those whom you make only brief contact with and make them incredibly intrigued to do a follow-up? One answer: business cards.
Why Business Cards?
Our business cards contain all the necessary contact information for keeping in touch in the future. Yes, exchanging these details through a simple phone interaction can work quite well (better, even), but a business card usually ends up in the wallet by default and will inevitably fall back into the eyes of the receiver on multiple occasions, even just after a few hours after leaving your presence. And it’s not just about the fact that exchanging personal information over digital channels can feel very insecure and unsafe; a business card simply leaves a lasting first impression.
What makes a business card stand out? Well, to begin with, we want to keep it simple and straightforward, with a touch of personalization. The best way to do that is to do something that others wouldn’t dare to do: list your achievements, use bold choices of colors, or choose between a slightly more expensive printing choice to make your business cards feel heavenly upon feeling them. It’s the little things that go really far in the business card market.
Let’s take a look at the following professional and creative business card templates. They can be downloaded in a PSD format to give you full access over the personal requirements that you require of your business card.
If you’re a graphic designer or involved in the process of designing business card templates, please leave a comment with your latest designs, and we will consider them for inclusion in this lovely roundup!
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We begin our digest of the best business card templates with a beautiful piece of work from Alex Andr. This concise template consists of two parts—the front and the back. Use the back of the card to make a loud statement with your businesses logo. The front with the black background will highlight your name, email, and phone number.
You can also easily adjust the colors as you like. We feel, though, that the default choice is definitely meant for serious business people who want to leave an impression of “I’m here to do business!” (Let us know how you feel about this one.)
Mats-Peter Forss and his team at CreativeBooster built a truly amazing business card template. It will surprise you with the complex aesthetics used to make it a reality. Currently, it has more than 88,000+ views on Behance. Each of its layered part allows you fully control each of the elements. Also, its strong features are photorealistic reflections and realistic shadows. Used in combination with good printing material, you’ll get a truly outstanding look and lasting impressions.
Eric Graphaddikt brings us a very simple and minimal card design. The only extra detail is the automated coloring bar at the bottom. Too many colors on business cards are not recommended, but Eric’s vision is using a design psychology approach that will work in any kind of environment and situation. Overall, this is a lovely PSD to work with.
Here is a very popular template dubbed Graphic Design — which has been downloaded more than 16,000+ times. And rather than being discouraged, this should be taken as a sign of high-quality and great performance. Graphic Design’s approach takes great design to the very next level. The summary over at the official website talks about the importance of a business card leaving a good impression, which is why Graphic Design takes advantage of so many different design aspects and categories. Is possible to download in two different formats, PSD and also for Adobe Illustrator (AI).
reZEAL is a premium (but free to download) business card template that stands out through its use of silky white and blue color combinations. The space for the logo and other corporation information on one side, the compact contact information widget, and the beautiful background image of a map make this card an excellent choice. However, we aren’t even sure if anyone should modify the current color combination, other than the logo. The back of the card can also be used to highlight your logo.
Guys from EightOneSix share with us a beautiful flat-style card that makes use of the red, black, white, and green color blend. The use of icons for phone number, website, and email add a really cool touch to the overall experience while maintaining that “if you want to talk more, get in touch” feel to it. However, the back of the card can be left empty, but you can also optimize it to incorporate your business logo for a more memorable card experience.
GraphicLoads has been serving the web design and graphic design communities for quite some time now. Their way of promoting and marketing themselves has often come down to the ability to publish and promote free (premium quality) content in the form of freebies. Business cards aren’t an exception on their list. In this package, GraphicLoads delivers a set of 18 free and unique PSD templates that will give you a near infinite number of choices to create the kind of business card that best reflects your ideals, your nature, and the strengths of your business. There are also colorful ones, gray ones, minimal ones, and ones that shout “creative” right from the start. Take some time to observe all of the available templates, and perhaps you’ll come across something that sticks.
Business Card Mockup by WebVilla
WebVilla has something simple yet elegant in mind to make your existing and potential customers fall in love with your beautiful card design. The main area of effect here is the fully integrated cloud image in the background. All your important contact details are in the middle of the card. Use the top for your name and the company you work for, while the bottom can display your most essential contact details. Note that you’re in full charge of the placement of your info since you’ll get full access to the PDF.
Creative and Clean Business Card
In many ways, the business card design you use depends on the industry you work in, the type of work that you do, and the type of personality you carry within your business ventures. For that reason, some of you may prefer those that aren’t too colorful or too complex. Some of you just want to have cards that can be used to outline the essential details. This one from PSD freebies is just that, a card that can be used to display info like your email, phone number, website address, and even your physical address. There’s plenty of room to mention your business name and even the slogan that describes your business the best.
Arif Samad put together his knowledge and experience of UI and UX designs to create a very concise and elegant corporate card design. It will work best for those in the marketing, sales, promotion, and other departments within a large-scale company. That is because this card utilizes all the right colors and style concepts to make a clear statement on what kind of company/person this card belongs to, leaving a lasting impression.
Barin Cristian Doru inspires us with a very simple and charming card design that’s perfect for designers who just want to get to work as soon as possible. The card lets you print your name or company name, a little headline, and your website and email details. The name of this one is This Looks Great, and we couldn’t agree more. It does look pretty great, and the stylish choice of colors is also stunning.
The following card template might be the most stunning template on our list so far. This nearly 200MB package of PSD templates provides a magnificent style approach towards a sleek and trend-setting business card template. Furthermore, Momin’s choice of colors and fonts makes each and every card come alive in its own way. Lastly, because everything has been carefully layered, you remain in full charge of how it all flows and comes together.
This vintage or retro design from Pixel Brain CS is definitely worthy of more attention than it has ever harnessed. The strict choice of glimmering colors and the design that looks like the opening of a book are the two features that make this card stand out from all of the rest. Get full control over all the layers and elements, and make this card say exactly what you want it to say.
Pixel Brain CS has been working hard to promote itself as thought leaders in the design industry. And while the work is rigorous and requires a lot of patience, it is possible to achieve one step at a time. Their next design after the vintage card is a more modern approach to a great-looking card. The modern template we see here utilizes every single pixel of the card itself to incorporate colors, text elements, and the general flow of the design to compensate for such a bold choice of design title. We know you will really enjoy this one!
Steven Han brings us something that not many other designers have done—a squared business card template. What a treat! This simple and very poised template will be great to hold in your hands and to pass around. Use one side of the template to showcase your logo, and the other part for all your contact details. A default choice of colors should work in most cases.
This is another one from Steven Han — a more elegant and creative design for a business card template. While you can change it into a horizontal business card, the default template is vertical, which actually provides a very memorable experience, thanks to the use of green and slightly dim white hues that help outline the most important aspects of your card — whether it’s your name, logo, contact details, or business location.
Premium Business Card Templates and Mockups
Our huge thanks goes out to all of the designers and artists that filled this list with creativity, inspiration, and beauty. Sharing such amazing business card templates for free is humbling and inspiring. Also, we are going to close up this list of business templates by sharing a couple of premium choices from a very well-known designer marketplace, GraphicRiver.
The following business card designs are reasonably priced. But, they offer a slightly more “premium” feel to them, perhaps in the form of offering more color choices or giving you the advantage of having the designer be your personal support assistant in case you need help with the template.
Personal Business Card
The people over at Speaklog Design Studio are bringing us a very graceful and artistic approach to designing a business card that feels right to use within the context of getting the word out. The left side of the card focuses on showcasing your own professional or casual photo. This card is very much useful for freelancers and those who aren’t afraid to advertise themselves with a selfie image in the first place. The right side is for all your business details. Lovely design!
Photography Business Card
Masum Parvej has spent a great amount of time crafting a well-tailored card design for those in the photography industry and business. Photographers are also business people and some of the most in-demand, given that you have the necessary skills and portfolio.
With this silky (dark-ish) business card, you won’t have to worry about leaving a solid impression about the kind of photos you have taken in the past. Moreover, this card design allows you to outline a number of your most popular and most beautiful photographs as examples. It’s like your own personal photo portfolio within your business card. How cool is that?
Doctor Business Card
Business cards can be done for every niche, with the medical industry not being an exception. Physiotherapists, dentists, surgeons, and many other medical practitioners often run their own practice to increase their work volume. To promote themselves, they, too, need to rely on business cards. That said, we recommend this doctor’s card template from ARTfarissi. This design utilizes all the right elements of a health clinic. Moreover, it features the red/white/black color scheme that we so frequently find in hospitals and other medical departments.
Personal Photography Business Card
We are going to wrap up this magnificent list of some of the world’s best business card designs and templates. Here is another card template for those who work within the photography field. Saifur99 has created a work of art in this concise template concept. This template lets you advertise some of your most successful work directly on the card itself. It also enables you to promote your photography style and ideology without having to go through lengthy discussions and talks. You can even add a barcode that leads to your portfolio somewhere on the web. This increases your chances of attracting the right clients and customers without having to sit at the discussion table. Moreover, this dark-style template is fully customizable.