How to design a business card: 7 top tips

A woman holds up a blank card, wondering how to design a business card
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Wondering how to design a business card? Once you've made your business plan, you've formed your business and created your branding, you're ready to approach potential clients. There are many ways to do that and to place your business at the forefront of prospective clients' minds. In this digital era, the business card might seem like the last thing to consider, but it's surprising how these humble pieces of stationery have held on to their place in the business world. And if you haven't got one, you could be missing out on leads.

Not all business cards are created equal, however, and there are a lot of poor quality business cards out there. While it's possible for any small business to design its own cards using stock icons and order them from an online printer for the price of lunch, the results aren't going to be very impressive. In this guide, we'll look at how to design a business card that stands out and helps differentiate your business from the competition by following 10 key tips.

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Sam Hampton-Smith

Sam is a designer and illustrator based in Scotland, UK. He splits his time between art and design, motion and video and writing for various creative titles. He has written a book about web design, Pro CSS3 Layout Techniques and contributed to typography book, Fonts and Typefaces Made Easy.