Your skill at networking can be just as important as the quality of your work. Take a look at these creative business card templates to get you started with the business side of things...
As a designer, one of the most important things is getting your business card just right. If you're just starting out in the design world, you might not know where to start. So, we decided to compile this list of creative business card templates to give you a little push in the right direction...
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01. Flat design
Like it or not, flat design is currently the hottest trend. Business Card Journal has up with what it calls a flat design business card template complete with fellow zeitgeist design, the long shadow. Although it looks like a personal card, it can be used for business of any industry as well. A fun design!
These double-sided, horizontal business cards come with both rounded and square corners. Created in a CMYK colour mode with a 300 DPI High Resolution, both designs are easy to customise in both colour and text. Plus, there are six colours to choose from!
American based designer Pixeden has created a wide range of free business card templates, and this Horster offering is just one of many brilliant executions. Here, you'll find print layout and templates for your graphic design work - print ready CMYK at 300 DPI.
A different and fun approach to portraying yourself with this business card template. Packed full of colour, the icon set allows a quick and effective way in which to showcase all of your important information.
One for all you vintage lovers out there! This playing card business card template comes in a choice of three colours and will certainly catch the eye of any recipient. With a clean, crisp and sharp execution, you can download these templates today and print them instantly.
Play your ace with this custom playing cards theme. One of the quirkier business card templates we've seen, this download comes complete with two PSD files (front and back), with dieline and path included. The design measures at 3.5x2in (0.25in bleeds).
07. Retro template
In vector (.ai and .eps) file format, this template is fully customisable, allowing you to change the colour, font and layout to suit your individual style. This old school design is definitely one of our favourite business card templates.
One of the best business card templates we've seen for spreading the word about your photography skills. The download, from Pretty Preset, includes the two different designs, both of which you can add your own images to using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.
09. Pillar template
After a modern and sleek business card design? Then this template may be just what you're looking for. The fully layered Photoshop design measures 3.75x2.25in, with a resolution of 300 dpi. A worthy addition to our list of free business templates.
They may be small, but these mini business card templates are sure to get you noticed. Featuring the fonts Helvetica Neue and Bebas Neue, PSD files are organised and ready to edit. The templates measure at 2x2in, with a resolution of 300 dpi.
11. Colour stripped
If you want something simple but with a splash of colour, start off with these colour stripped templates. You can choose from two different design options; going with more or less text. The size is 3.5x2in (Excluding bleed area) with a resolution of 400 dpi and a PSD format.
In her blog, Lexi doesn't claim to be a graphic designer but we couldn't help but admire these cute business card templates. Opting to create her own template rather than use a standard template from word or office depot, she has created a tutorial as well as a free template download.
13. Pop! colour
Get some attention with these colourful business card templates. Designed by An1Ken on deviantART, there are five colours to choose from depending on your style. They come in at 55mm by 90mm, with added 3mm bleed lines.
These are the perfect business card templates if you're working as an illustrator. The cartoon inspired design measures in at 3.5x2in (excluding the bleed area) with a resolution of 300dpi. The gorgeous font on the card is Impact.
15. Die Cut
We loved the style and shape of these quirky business card templates. Placing your logo in the speech bubble will instantly make it stand out and draw attention to what's most important - your work. You'll need a vector editing program to open this file (such as Adobe Illustrator).
16. Dezine Guide
Here we have the sleek and sophisticated side of business card templates. The elegant colour scheme make it a must for any designer that wants to keep things simple whilst still making an impact. The download contains two PSD files of the front and back.
Some of you may want to opt with a more minimal style business card templates and this design from Karmicfix on deviantART is the perfect example. The download comes as a Adobe Photoshop layered PSD where you can choose from two patterns.
18. Cat card
It's no secret that cats are kings of the internet and we're sure there are some cat lovers out there among you creatives. Showcase your love for your feline friend with these cat-inspired business card templates. It comes in at 3.5x2in, with a resolution of 300dpi.
Show off your love for comic book heroes with this Batman inspired business card templates. The elegant and professional, cartoon style business card templates measure in at 90x50mm and comes in vector format - meaning it's also fully editable to suit your style.
Finally, we finish off with these cute and colourful business card templates. It's great for design associated with toys, baby products, party promotions etc. The template is fully editable, just download the zip file, pop in your data and it's ready to print.
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