I recently rebranded my business, and I’m getting ready to have new business cards printed. I’m also an author writing under multiple pen names, and I’m considering getting small runs of cards for each pseudonym for better networking. As a result, I’ve been thinking a lot about business card design, and I decided to purchase templates rather than designing my own.
If you’re not a designer, that can be a great way to get professional-looking business cards. And it doesn’t have to be expensive. One of my favorite resources is GraphicRiver.net where you can buy a wide variety of marketing-oriented templates including those for business cards, newsletters, brochures, and even magazines.
Here are 10 of my favorite business card templates from that marketplace.
1. Grungy Business Card – 08
This is simple yet bright and eye-catching. You could easily change the orange to any color that better suits your business.
2. Rounded Modern Business Card
This business card template is a great minimalist option. It’s black and white, and incorporates a QR code for your business website or blog.
3. Modern QR Business Card
Here’s another great minimalist option with an integrated QR code, but with a splash of color.
4. Design Studio Business Card
This is a great design for creative professionals, but its simplicity makes it adaptable to other industries if you change the word cloud.
5. Company Business Card Template
Clearly I like simple business card designs, and this is another option. It’s a mostly black and white template with great structure and QR code integration.
6. Unique and Elegant Business Card
This is a beautiful (and colorful) retro business card template that could work well for creative professionals or boutiques.
7. Photography Business Card
This business card template is gorgeous for its extremely minimalist design. It doesn’t get much simpler than this.
8. Business Card Bundle 3
The first business card template in this set of five is a great retro business card design. It’s black and white on the front with the option to add color on the back of the card to suit your branding.
9. Typewriter Business Card Template
Perhaps I just love this card because I’m a writer. But it’s another great simple (and classy) design. It uses typesetting reminiscent of an old typewriter.
10. Analyst Business Card
Here’s one more beautiful minimal business card template to round out our list.
These business card templates will generally be sold in .psd format. But don’t worry if you don’t have Photoshop to edit them. Just download the free GIMP image manipulation software instead.
Are you in the market for new business cards? What do you look for in a business card design? If you already have cards that you’re happy with, how did you come up with the design? Did you do it yourself, hire a professional, or work from a template? Tell us in the comments.