Design inspiration: Stylish business card examples

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Creating a business card design that won’t get lost in the shuffle, and that will generate interest in your brand, can be a daunting task. VistaPrint design experts will make it easier for you to find a type of business card that fits your brand. Below, we’ve put together a list of business card examples – ranging from artistically elaborate to understatedly simple – to help you find inspiration.

1. Simple & elegant

Creating a simple business card design doesn’t mean the finished product will be boring or uninspired. Done well, minimalist designs look fresh, tasteful and elevated, and they reflect confidence in your brand. Neutral colors and clean fonts – such as Futura or Proxima – can let your logo take center stage without looking crowded and cluttered.

VistaPrint Tip: Simple designs look more refined on high-quality cardstock. You can opt for a sophisticated paper stock like soft touch, or enhance the front of your card with premium accents such as foil accent and embossed gloss.

2. Retro & vintage

There is something about using retro and vintage elements that give a design an eye-catching appearance. The botanical backgrounds, neutral tones and Art Deco-inspired designs give your card a distinct and memorable look.

The paper choice of your card can also help capture the retro vibe. For example, kraft business cards are great for rustic designs. If you have an artisan business or simply like the rustic look, this light-brown, recycled paper works great with bold and darker designs.

Another top option, especially for fun colors and patterns, is natural textured paper. With a rippled texture and an artistic, canvas-like quality, our natural textured business cards give you a stylish and sophisticated look. If you’re going with a geometric patterns and loud colors, this unique stock is right for you.

3. Modern

If you’re going for a modern style, we’ve got you covered with a wide selection of templates that are both cool and on-trend. Designs with dark-colored backgrounds featuring multicolor gradients, are a popular choice for brands who are ready to embrace a new look. Brush strokes, line art designs and abstract backgrounds in soft colors can provide a contemporary and artsy look.

VistaPrint Tip: When creating a modern look and style, it’s especially smart to embrace the latest business trends. Adding a QR code to business cards has become increasingly popular, helping businesses generate more traffic to their online address. And putting social media icons to your business card can really help you get noticed. You can also choose a square business card with rounded corners to take your card to the next level – for more info check out our guide to business card sizes and dimensions.

4. Bold & colorful

If it’s on-brand for you to create something with a more original approach, then do it. Don’t be afraid to try bold and colorful designs. You can also opt for neon hues and thick fonts, or spice it up with fun patterns to create a distinct look.

5. Blooming Florals

If you’re in the landscaping and gardening industry – or simply like flowers – the nature-inspired floral designs with elements of gentle greenery are the perfect choice for you. Go for floral patterns in watercolor and soft hues, to create an elegant look and add a unique character to your brand.

Whatever design you choose, we’re here to help you find the right look and style for your brand. Feeling inspired? Explore our business cards to find a variety of templates, paper stocks and more.