Have a look at this diverse collection of 20 highly creative business card designs for your inspiration!
Creating a business card sounds like a quick and easy task but if you want to do something out of the line, something that will be remembered — that can be a great challenge. First of all, it has to fit your corporate identity including design, brand values, and capability. According to the design and your overall brand strategy, there are endless possibilities. You may have to consider which solution suits your own or your customer’s business best. To kickstart your creativity and push it to a whole new level, I have put together this collection of 20 outstanding business card designs produced by different studios and graphic designers from around the globe. The selection includes a wide range of different design solutions and printing techniques. Just have a look below.
Business card design by agency Sciencewerk for Threelogy
This card was made by agency Sciencewerk as part of an overall brand identity for Threelogy, a Surabaya, Indonesia-based coffeeshop offering directly sourced coffee from local farmers along with delicious, homemade brunch throughout the day. In addition to the classic typography, the cards offer a nice embossing effect of the logo. You can see more of the project here.
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Business cards by Build for Studio Aves
Studio Build is well known for a bold, modern, and colorful style. For the new brand solution of studio Aves, they came up with a simple yet striking graphic design solution of triangles in different colors and a slightly staggered arrangement. Find more of the project here.
Work by Robinsson Cravents for the furniture store, MOI
Robinsson Cravents, a Colombian graphic designer has created a striking corporate identity for MOI, a Scandinavian furniture store and the following image shows his colorful work for the business cars. The work is characterized by simple graphic shapes in red, blue, and yellow tones. To explore the entire project, just have a look here.
Art Deco-inspired business cards designed by Glasfurd & Walker for Mosquito
Look at these beauties! Not just the cards, the entire brand experience is deeply inspired by Art Deco decorations and the elegant style of the good old 1920s. Using simple lines and decorative patterns, the graphic designers of studio Glasfurd & Walker have produced a stylish brand identity for Mosquito, a Vancouver-based champagne and dessert bar. With a rich color palette and accents of metallic finishing, the design offers a touch of sophistication and luxury. See more here.
An architecture-inspired design solution from studio Murmure
Created by French graphic design studio Murmure, the following example provides a modern approach inspired by contemporary architecture. The dark line structures offer a decent 3D effect. The complete project for the French architectural agency EXO can be found here.
A unique solution by Bureau Rabensteiner based on thermosensitive colors
This is truly something special and I didn’t see anything like that in a brand identity before. Austrian studio Bureau Rabensteiner has managed to create an overall brand experience using thermosensitive colors for N. Daniels, a Vianna-based rep and photo producer. The idea is quite simple: the thermosensitive black color of the varnish responds to the body temperature, which creates a dynamic and lively design. See more here.
Graphic design, branding and business cards by Studio Pros for ZENWATER/上水
Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Studio Pros is specializing in both print and web projects for clients from different types of businesses. The corporate design for ZENWATER utilizes a variety of geometric patterns to emphasize the expression of the trademark. You can see more here.
Brand and business card design by Mubien Studio for Charly Gusto
Based on a British touch and a marbled, organic background, Mubien Studio has created a noble brand identity including business cards for Michael Doyle also known as Charly Gusto, a professional marketing expert. You can find the project here.
A vintage-inspired business card design by Bravo studio for the Assembly Store
After all these modern designs, here comes a business card that draws inspiration from lovely vintage lettering. Bravo studio was commissioned to produce a corporate identity for the Assembly Store and you can see more of the project here.
Yellow business cards by Noeeko for Branch Creative
Far away from Pantone’s color of the year, but a bright yellow has a great signal effect and can look quite well too. The two-sided business cards are part of a branding project realized by the Polish graphic design studio Noeeko for Branch Creative, an executive production and advertising company. Simple, modern typography mixed with a sophisticated embossing effect offer the perfect finishing. Find more here.
Manolo Rua Architecture identity and business card creation by Barceló Estudio
Modern, clean but bold, these attributes perfectly describe the next project. Barceló Estudio was asked to work on a brand identity for architecture studio Manolo Rua. The business card is based on a flexible logo-mark. The design is reminiscent of a stamp or the graphic layout of a building. Check out the entire project here.
Cine-Teatro Garrett business card by MAAN Design Studio
MAAN Design Studio was asked to create a brand identity proposal for Cine-Teatro Garrett, one of the most historic theaters in Portugal. The result is a design with a contemporary look and feel. The brand identity is based on simplicity and uniqueness. A nice feature of the business cards is the perforation reminiscent of old movie tickets. Find more here.
Business cards with a glossy finishing in dazzling colors created by Studio P+P for Vita Architecture
Look at these beauties! As part of a new brand identity for Vita Architecture, Studio P+P has created business cards using simple geometric shapes mixed with a striking finish of glossy colors. What do you think? More of the project can be found here.
Graphic design and branding by Louis Paquet for Héloïse Thibodeau Architecte
Another business card for an architecture firm and another business card design using embossing as a haptic feature. Graphic designer Louis Paquet was commissioned to create a modern corporate identity for Héloïse Thibodeau Architecte. You can see more here.
Hairdresser business card by Vater Lin Miro
Lucas Doerre and Marius Sperlich of studio Vater Lin Miro have created this beautiful business card together with several branding materials for hairdresser Smukke. The design combines modern and traditional graphic elements. You can see more here.
Lovely yet minimalist cards designed by Philipp Doms for research group Ponsai
The work on the following project actually started as part of Philipp Doms‘ Bachelor thesis, which was based on the visual presentation of different concepts of flexible design. His task was to develop a flexible branding concept for a research group named Ponsai (Polarized Neutron Spin and Interferometry). If you want to see more than just the business cards, please have a look here.
A bold visual experience created by Tank Design for architecture firm BØLGEBLIKK
Once again, I want to show you a business card design created for an architecture firm. Tank Design has created this bold visual experience based on simple black and white and big typography. See more here.
A colorful work by design studio Menta Picante for Leap developers school.
Using a diverse graphic language in different colors, design studio Menta Picante has produced a rather unconventional brand identity and business card solution for a developers school in Guadalajara, Mexico. The design reflects the countless possibilities of development. Find more of the inspiring work here.
Soren West branding and business cards by TRÜF
Studio TRÜF has created a system of graphic patterns for the brand identity of Soren West, an event and production company. The business cards offer a striking look which is clearly inspiring. You can see more of the project here.
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A X P business cards by URFD
Last but not least, here comes our last example of a creative business card design. In contrast to the rest of the visual identity, the business cards designed by URFD for A X P are based on restrained gray background with clean typography and logo embossing. To see more of the inspiring brand identity, just have a look here.