Design Logo and Business Card 2018 – They really dug the ideas you brought to the table and you’re thinking a promotion could be in order. What do you do? Fumble with your phone to take down their contact information? Ask them to fumble with their phone to take down yours?
No. You make one swift exchange — your expertly designed business card.
Business cards can be a reflection of who you are. Not only can you make an excellent first impression all on your own, but a unique business card can help seal the deal and give someone something to remember you by.
Every last one of these business cards is stunning, but they won’t beat the one you design yourself (imagine how good it will feel to give away business cards you designed for yourself).
Inspiring Design Logo and Business Card 2018
We put together this list of 50 awesome design logo and business cards for your inspiration. When you’re ready to design your own – check out our collection of awesome templates.
#1. Clean and Professional
This card is relatively simple to start, yet shines a light on how attention to detail can really set you apart. The simple front and back looks clean and professional, yet the subtle splatter effect on the logo and edges gives it a textural element that really stands out.
Try it on the clean and professional look for size with the Canva business card templates below.
#2. Transparency Meets Color
Things get taken up quite a few notches with this creative card. Transparency paper paired with different colors creates an interesting overlap effect when paired together, and when separate, light shines through to reveal whatever is underneath.
You can simulate the look with the design template above. Print it out on transparent paper for a memorable business card.
#3. SNASK—Eye-Catching Design
Material: 400 GSM uncoated Scandia
Production: 250 x 6 people/versions
What makes a good business card?
“Bold, beautiful and unique,” says Fredrik Öst, founder & creative director of SNASK.
#4. Modern Dog Design Co.—Inimitable Identity
Designer: Robynne Raye at Modern Dog Design Co.
Material: 32pt. Mohawk Superfine
Printer: Moo Cards
What makes a good business card?
“A good business card is one that is hard to toss aside,” says Robynne Raye, co-founder of Modern Dog Design Co. “[Our] cards are printed with name and email (no other info is on the card), that way I can customize with a Sharpie. Each person gets a unique, one-of-a-kind card.”
#5. Paramore Digital – Clever Connections
Designer: Paramore Digital
Material: 100 lb Cougar White (Matte)
What Makes a Good Business Card?
“There are two primary purposes of your business card: represent your brand and provide contact information. The magic is in the mix of these two elements,” says Hannah Paramore, president of Paramore Digital.
“The business card is the strongest, most personal piece of collateral you have. It carries the company’s identity as well as your own; it’s your name on the card, after all. You either hand it to someone personally or send it in the mail along with a personal note, so it’s an intentional connection. We believe that your brand should be simple and bold. Iconic. Simplicity is powerful.
“The main reason you give someone your business card is so they will have your contact information, but how much info do they actually need? Over the past decade we’ve seen business cards become so cluttered with the various ways to connect (2 phone numbers, a fax number, street address, email, URL, and a dozen social icons) that they look desperate. It’s only a matter of time before someone out there adds a call to action to ‘Right swipe me on Tinder.’ Just wait. It’s
coming,” Paramore says.
“So, in the latest version of our business cards we stripped most of that away, relying on our website to provide connection options. We simplified it to one phone number, one email address and a URL that takes you to each person’s personal page on the company website. The effect is understated yet bold. Like that strong, silent type standing in the corner. You can’t miss it.
Learn More : Example of A Graphic Design Portfolio 2018
#6. Cameron Moll—Hand-Cut Cards
Designer: Cameron Moll
Material: Crane Lettra, Pearl
Production: Letterpress; hand-cut and hand-stamped
Printer: Bryce Knudson, Bjorn Press
What makes a good business card?
“As someone who does business almost exclusively on the web, it’s tough for me to answer that question,” Cameron Moll says. “The only time I hand out or receive cards are at conferences a few times per year. But for me, the value of a business card is found in its personification of the giver, and just as importantly its authenticity. The best and most memorable cards I’ve received reinforced the feelings I had upon meeting the giver.
“[My] cards are individually cut from my letterpress type posters using inventory that is damaged in some way (ink splatter, bent corner, etc) and stamped by hand,” Moll says.
#7. Computerized and modern
With all of the increasing options for business card materials, finishes and die-cutting, creating a design to represent a cutting-edge company has never been easier. Take, for example, the circuit board—a popular design element for any service involving computers.
Usually, it is seen printed onto a standard card stock, but advancements in card printing can now engrave it into heavy cardstock or even metal!
This and other new printing techniques not only look cool—they demonstrate that you are in stride with the advances in technology, which will appeal to a more modern audiences seeking a trustworthy tech company.
Even something minimal and futuristic, like a matte grey finish on a thick plastic card with a bright orange accented edge, can make customers feel like they’ve been handed the keycard to a spaceship (the spaceship being your business, of course).
Learn More : Design Logo Professional Ideas 2018
#8. Bright and playful
When every coffee shop cork board around town has a hundred different cards tacked up, how is yours supposed to stand out? One simple and overlooked approach is the use of bright colors with a fun concept.
All it takes is a few playful splashes of color to breathe life into a smiling face. Or a bright purple sky to lure you into the illustrated world a cartoon unicorn! The advantage of this aesthetic lies in its ability to make you smile, so if your business is fun and light-spirited or you just want to brighten up somebody’s day, this business card design style will connect with the fun-loving customers you’re looking for.
#9. Cat Braithwaite
These business card design tips may just save your business. Contrary to popular belief, business card designs should not be about aesthetics. They’re meant to communicate and ultimately convert customers. Having the wrong one is a definite disadvantage, if not downright fatal to your brand. According to The Design Inspiration, 90% of business cards get thrown away within a week. This clearly isn’t good for your return on investment or conversion rates. Some of the given reasons include:
- Bland or uninspiring designs
- Design details (fonts, colors, layouts, etc.) that turn off recipients
- Unnecessary or unrelated images
- Outdated design elements
#10. Leanne Kawahigashi
A tip for designing a business card is keeping things simple. If it doesn’t add, take it away. Production can add value to your card, but sometimes it’s not in the budget, there are other ways to make your business card memorable. A business card is the first thing that is given to a potential client. It’s what people hold onto and how they remember your company.
There should be a lot of time taken to design the cards. Spend time, make it effective, and remember, this is the first piece of work that will represent your company in most occasions, so make this design matter.
Featuring a botanical illustration of tropical blooms and a clean sans-serif font, these business cards from Aurora certainly make a stylish first impression. The South African studio specializes in whimsical artwork and design, so it’s fitting that their business cards reflect their unique skill set. The cards were designed in-house and include gold embossed details.
In a literal interpretation of the company’s name, London-based agency Chomp designed business cards with a bite-size chunk missing from one corner. The shape of the card stock mimics the detail of their logo — which also bears teeth marks.
#13. Matheus Dacosta
Brazilian designer Matheus Dacosta puts an artistic spin on traditional business cards, adding kaleidoscopic, hand-painted designs to every individual card. Each miniature work of art is sure to make a memorable impact — or at the very least, make the recipient reluctant to simply toss it.
Nymbl, a 3D design and virtual reality studio, wanted to project a more accessible, playful image in their new marketing materials. To get the job done right, they turned to UK-based agency Big Fan, who spun up a bold, two-tone business card design concept as part of their new branding. The cards feature paper cut-outs on royal purple stock.
This video production agency may get its name from a spooky folk creature, but the quality of their business card design is far from terrifying. Designed by the talented folks at The Distillery, these unusual cards put the focus on meticulously detailed, embossed illustration: a feather, a piece of wood, and a beastly skull can be seen behind the contact information. A pair of interlocking antlers — presumably from the feared Wendigo itself — form the “W” in the agency’s name.