Business isn’t really a venture where you can just do everything all by yourself. Whether it’s helping you to sell things, to promote you, or to learn more about you, there is always some sort of interaction between other human beings — in the process of maintaining your business. It’s also during the process of maintaining our business, that we begin to meet people and business personas who may have something to offer to us that would make our business better, or vice versa.
And because of how expansive life can be, we may meet these people either at a yoga class, at a meditation group, perhaps at a game of soccer where your favorite team is playing, the possibilities for spontaneous interaction are truly endless. How do we stay in touch with those whom we make only brief contact with, yet feel incredibly intrigued to do a follow-up? One answer: business cards.
Our business cards contain all the necessary information for the other person to clearly remember our name, our occupation (job title), as well as our phone number and email details. Sure, exchanging these details through a simple phone interaction can sometimes work very well, but a business card is usually going to end up in the wallet by default, and will inevitably fall back into the eyes of the receiver on multiple occasions, even 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 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 our own personality — the best way to personalize your business cards 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 more than thirty unique, professional, creative, inspirational, magnetizing and beautiful business card templates that can be downloaded in 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!
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. The back of the card can be used to make a loud statement about your businesses logo, making more room in front of the card where the black background will yield to that statement with a minimal name, email, phone number approach.
Needless to mention that you can easily adjust the colors as you like, but we feel like 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.
With more than 88,000+ views on Behance, Mats-Peter Forss and his team at CreativeBooster have built a truly amazing business card template that will surprise you with the sophisticated aesthetics used to make it a reality. Each part of the business card is layered meaning that you have full control over each of the elements, photorealistic reflections will add to the effect of leaving an impression, as will realistic shadows — which used in combination with good printing material will create a truly outstanding appearance. Don’t forget to upvote these guys on Behance, amazing work!
Eric Graphaddikt brings us a very simple/minimal card design, with the exception that he has incorporated an automated coloring sidebar (bottom) which actually adds to the whole ‘lasting impression’ factor. Business cards are one of those places where using overly much color can have a very poor performance effect, but Eric’s vision is using a design psychology approach that will work in any kind of environment and situation. Lovely PSD to work with.
Łukasz Pomotowski brings us a more relaxed design approach. Autumn Leaves divides the business card in two separate parts — left and right. The left (or the right, as per your own choice) side will utilize an image (presumable the default autumn leaves one), while the right side will have your contact details. You can also change things up to have a full-width image on one side, and contact details on the other. The default theme has a very mellow and relaxed feel to it.
Whoo, a vertical business card! Brought to us by Caroline Morel (who’s also the designer behind the next one)! This very elegant and simple design for a vertical business card will make the receiver think to himself “Hmm, that’s quite innovative, might have to show this one to my friends!” kind of thing. The use of smart objects and a variety of styles ensures that everyone will have the ability to create their own perfect vertical design. We are really digging the transparent background “owl” though, and look forward to seeing what kind of ideas the community is coming up with. Use the design as you like, just don’t try and make venture off of it.
As mentioned, here is one more spectacular design mockup from Caroline Morel. This time we have Belisama, a traditional business card approach with a more sophisticated feel and look to it. Belisama also utilizes smart objects, which means that you can take and do whatever you like with this particular PSD. We think that the curvy and otherwise funky design choices in this one are the perfect fit for those working with the buzzing creative industries like music, arts and community. Once again, do with it whatever you like, but don’t try and put a price tag on it.
A blurry business card? Nope, it’s only the name! Blurry Circles is a very simplistic card design that focuses on the important details — your name and how to get in touch with you. The divider in the middle of the card can be adjusted per your own requirements, layers are freely editable. Default color choice is somewhat appealing, but plenty of room to improve.
Here is a very popular template dubbed Graphic Design — which has been downloaded more than 16,000+ times, and rather than being a sign of discouragement, it should be taken as a sign of high-quality and great performance. Graphic Design’s approach takes good 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 with the use of silky white and blue color combinations. The space for logo and other corporation information on the left side, combined with the compact contact information widget, layered by a beautiful background image of earth is what really makes this card stand out from the crowd. We aren’t even sure if anyone should modify the current color combination, other than the logo. Back of the card can be used to highlight the logo as well.
Guys from EightOneSix are sharing a beautiful FLAT style concept card that makes use of 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, whilst maintaining that “if you want to talk more, get in touch” feel to it. The back of the card can be left empty, but also optimized 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 form of freebies. And business cards haven’t been an exception on their list. In this package, GraphicLoads delivers a set of 18 FREE and UNIQUE PSD templates that will give you 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 colorful ones, grey 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 come across something that sticks.
The Corporate Branding Set by Abdullah Noman is something completely different than what we have seen in this post already, it sort of drifts away from the usual concept of a business card, because it truly is a full-set branding kit, but this kit also includes a really beautiful template for a great looking business card that would be a shame not to mention. The set includes a full portfolio template, a brochure template, a letterhead, beautiful invoice document template, a truly mesmerizing business card design that uses deep design aesthetics to deliver a phenomenal experience. The size of the package is almost 100MB, but the bandwidth to get it is worth every single MB!
Book and Business Card Mockup by AlienValley
Are you in the book market? Perhaps you can put to use this good looking book mockup for your first publication, certainly getting such a mockup done by a professional designer for otherwise personal and commercial use would cost you a pretty penny, so huge props to AlienValley for making this one freely available. In this package they also include a creative and colorful card design that will be a good fit for those in the freelance, self-employment, and other creative fields of work. Size is roughly 40MB and both mockups come integrated within a single PSD.
Letterpress Business Card Mockup by Francesco Stefanini
Francesco Stefanini delivers a very stylish experience that’s focused around the approach of classical letterpress design standards. The dotted background helps to outline the contact information in the middle of the card, and there’s also a choice of both vertical and horizontal versions. Concise design parameters and configurations will make this card design appealing to anyone working within the fashion and music industries, as per your own choice.
Business Card Mockup by WebVilla
WebVilla has something simple, yet elegant in mind to make your existing and potential customers to fall in love with your beautiful card design. The main area of effect here is the fully integrated cloud image in the background, coming out to reflect back on all of your important contact details within the middle of the card. Use the top of the card to outline your name and the company you work for, while the bottom can serve for outlining your most essential contact details. Since you get full access to the PDF anyway, you’re in full charge of how to position things anyway.
Stationery Mockup by Graphic Pear
Here we have another solid branding set, this time from Graphic Pear. This particular set features a more modern, shadow oriented design that’s going to stand out when approaching companies of a very deluxe status. Comes with a template for a professional cover letter, as well as a very minimal and simplistic card design that will stand out not because of its simplicity, but the elegant and shiny effect it has on your card details. Also includes templates for actual letters, and also a CD case.
Creative and Clean Business Card
In many ways, business card designs come down to the industry we work in, the type of work we do, and also the type of personality we carry within our business ventures. For that reason, some may prefer business cards that don’t feature a lot of colors and other elements and instead keep it simple, whereas some prefer to have cards that can be used to outline much more than just email — and this one from PSDfreebies is just that, a card that can be used to outline things like your email, phone number, website address, and even your physical address. There’s plenty of room to mention your businesses name, and even the slogan that describes your business the best.
Arif Samad puts together his knowledge and experience of UI and UX design into a very concise and elegant corporate card design that will work the best for those working within the marketing, sales, promotion and other departments within a large scale company. The reason being that this card utilizes all the right colors and style concepts to make a clear statement of 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 also your website and email details. The name of this one is This Looks Great; and we couldn’t agree more. This one does look pretty great, and the stylish choice of colors is also stunning.
The following card template “Momin” 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. Momin’s choice of colors and fonts makes each and every card come alive in its own way, and because everything has been carefully layered — you remain in full charge of how it all flows and comes together.
We didn’t really see that many vintage or retro designs in this list, so it only makes sense to include at least one really good one, and this one from Pixel Brain CS is definitely worthy of more attention than it has harnessed until now. The strict choice of glimmering colors and design that looks like the opening of a book is the exact two features that makes this card stand out from all of the rest. Get full control over all layers and elements and make this card say exactly what you want it to say.
Pixel Brain CS have been working hard to promote themselves as thought-leaders in the design industry, and while the work is rigorous and requires a lot of patience, one step at a time it is possible to achieve. Their next design after the vintage card is a more modern approach to a great-looking card. The modern template we see here is utilizing every single pixel of the card itself to incorporate colors, text elements and general flow of 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, concise and very poised template will be great to hold in your hands and to pass around anyone who might want to inquire more about your business. Use one side of the template to showcase your logo, while the other part can be used for logo/name/contact details. Default choice of colors should work in most cases we believe!
Another one from Steven Han, this time a more elegant and creative approach to a business card template. While the design can be modified to be used as a horizontal business card, the default template comes vertical which actually provides for a very memorable experience thanks to the use of green and slightly dim white that helps to outline the most important aspects of your card — whether it’s name, your logo, your contact details, or business location.
Huge thanks goes out to all of the designers and artists that made this list so filled with creativity, inspiration and beauty. Sharing such amazing business card templates for free is a humbling decision, one that inspires others to do the same. 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, and offer a slightly more ‘premium’ feel to them, perhaps in the form of offering more colour choices, or giving you the advantage of having the designer be your personal support assistant in case you need help with making your business card all that you want it to be.
Personal Business Card
Guys 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 selfie photo (which also indicates that this card is very much useful for freelancers and those who tend to work within their own business, and of course those who aren’t afraid to advertise themselves with a selfie image in the first place), a place for name/business name, while the right side is for all your business details, like contact number, website address and the address of your physical location. Lovely design!
Photography Business Card
Masum Parvej has spent some time crafting a very tailored card design just for those who work within the photography industry and business. Photographers are also business people, and are some of the most in-demand people on the planet, given that you have the necessary skills and portfolio to land the kind of work that others are seeking to fulfill.
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 as this card design allows you to outline a number of your most popular and most beautiful photographs as example items for others to consider, it’s like your own personal photo portfolio within your business card, how cool is that!
Doctor Business Card
There are so many different niches and categories within which cards can be built, and the medical industry is no exception. Physiotherapists, dental doctors, surgeons, and many other medical practitioners are often running their own practice to increase volume of work, and in order to promote themselves they too, need to rely on business cards; which is why we recommend taking a look at this doctor / medical approach template from ARTfarissi. This design utilizes all the right elements of a health clinic, while utilizing the red / white / black color scheme that we so frequently find in hospitals and other medical departments anyway.
Color Business Card
A vertical-design card template that looks and feels cutting-edge in comparison to the latest web design standards. There’s a reason this particular template uses the term ‘Color’ to define it, because there really is a lot of colorful action going on, but in a very good way. We particularly have enjoyed the 3D effect rolling out widgets for defining contact attributes, and there is also room for your own personal barcode — which others can use to directly access your website, or a page that shares other essential information about you, or how to get in touch with you.
Personal Photography Business Card
We are going to wrap up this magnificent roundup of some of the world’s best business card designs and templates with another card template for those who work within the photography field. Saifur99 has created a work of art in this concise concept of letting you as a photographer advertise some of your most successful work directly on the card itself, enabling you to promote your photography style and ideology without having to go through lengthy discussions, and talks. You can also add a barcode that leads to your portfolio somewhere on the web, once again increasing the chance of attracting the right clients and customers without having to sit at the discussion table for hours. Great feeling and looking dark-style template that’s fully customizable.