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20 Best Business Card Design Templates (Free + Pro Downloads for 2021)

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Business cards are indispensable for promoting awareness of brand identity and sharing contact information with potential clients and customers. If you’re in the market for a new card and aren’t sure where to begin, your best bet is to use a business card design template. 

Minimal Business Card
One of thousands of premium business card templates you'll find on Envato Elements

Templates alleviate the work of designing a business card from scratch by providing you with beautiful layouts, typography and graphics that you can customise to reflect your brand. 

Today we take a look at the best business card templates—both free and pro—available for 2021. We'll start by taking a look at business card design templates on Envato Elements and GraphicRiver. Then, we'll provide you with a list of business card template free downloads.

Unlimited Premium Business Card Templates From Envato Elements

Whether you’re a solopreneur, run a small business or are about to launch a startup, you need a business card to provide prospects with an easy way to contact you, establish credibility and raise awareness of your brand in the marketplace. If you’re looking to create a new business card or update an old one, the good news is that you don’t need to break the bank to do so. 

Envato Elements
Envato Elements - download as many premium templates as you want for one low price. 

Envato Elements offers thousands of unique business card design templates. And the great news is, that you can download as many templates as you want for one low price.

Modern Business Card
Modern Business Card

All the templates come in 300 DPI resolution, CMYK colour scheme and can be downloaded in either PSD, AI and/or EPS vector source files. 

Simple Business Card
Simple Business Card

These PSD and AI templates are highly customisable and make it easy to adjust colours, change text, add your own logo, etc.

Minimal Business Card Template
Minimal Business Card Template

Choose Envato Elements if you need business card design templates and other graphic resources regularly. 

Premium Business Card Templates From GraphicRiver

If you're just interested in making one-off purchases of PSD and AI business card templates, then GraphicRiver may be a better choice for you. You can download a single template for one-time use for a low fee.

Graphic River
Premium GraphicRiver business card design templates

Just as is the case with Envato Elements, GraphicRiver offers a wide array of the best business card templates. And just like the templates at Envato Elements, these are also easy to use.

Corporate Business Card
Corporate Business Card

Just download your chosen design, open the template in Photoshop or Illustrator, add your own information to the placeholder text, select your brand colours, upload your company logo if you use one, and just like that you're ready to send your design off to the printers.

Creative Business Card - 11
Creative Business Card - 11

Learn more about current business card design templates in this article:

14 Top Free Business Card Templates to Download for 2021

Before looking for latest business card design for free download on the web, check Envato's free offerings first. Try out various premium template files (not always business cards for free) at no cost to you.

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Of course, there are also plenty of free business card design templates to help you get started. Let's look at the best available in 2021: 

1. Graphic Business Card Template

This gorgeous business card template is free to download and will appeal to those in any number of creative industries. It features a simple gradient effect—which you can swap to match your brand—and a bold geometric pattern on one side of the card. The other side of the card is where you add your contact details. A simple and stylish design. 

Graphic Business Card Template

2. Free - Creative Clean Business Card

Another card that'll appeal to those in the creative industries, Creative Clean Business Card is a free printable business card design template that's created in Photoshop. On one side of the card, there's a beautiful chevron pattern with a break in the pattern where you can add your contact details. The other side of the card is reserved for your name and job title. 

3. Free Retro Vintage Business Card Template

With vintage themed designs on trend these days, this is a great choice for those looking for a bit of wow factor in their design. The professional business cards design template is free to download and features a beautiful retro background pattern with complementary vintage typography. 

4. Professional Business Card

Professional Business Card features a stylish and neatly organised design. It includes a full-colored front and a grid layout on the back. This makes this free business card design template with fully layered files and bleed marks easy to use.

5. Vector Abstract Creative Business Cards

A business card template that's free online for anyone to download, Vector Abstract Creative Business Cards is another clean design with a few stylish flourishes. The template is perfect for any freelance or small business owner and provides a design both in the front and the back of the card. 

6. Creative Business Card With Glow Colorful Background

Creative Business Card With Glow Colorful Background

Looking for a bold and eye-catching design? This graphic design business card template frees you up from trying to figure out your own design. The template features a solid-colour design on both the front and back of the card, with an abstract overlay on one side for added effect. This terrific free business card design template is easy to customise and make your own.

7.  Pink Abstract Flower Creative Business Card

This free business card design template isn't short on drama. It features a large abstract floral symbol in different positions on both sides of the card that you can custom colour to match your brand. Text is clean and bold enough to share a space with the floral symbol without getting dwarfed or lost. 

8. Minimal Gold Fashion Business Card

Minimal Gold Fashion Business Card Business offers a touch of the luxurious with its wonderful black, white and gold palette and so is probably best suited for luxury brands. The elegant free business card design template offers layered PSD files for easy customisation.

9. Colorful Corporate Business Card Design Template

This is a creative business card design template that uses overlapping geometric shapes in multiple colours to create a playful and energetic design. The PSD files make it easy to edit the template and change the colours to match your brand. 

10. Minimal Tech Business Card Template

This clever and cool free business card design template is ideal for those who work in the technology industry. It features wonderful circuitboard graphics, and though the current design uses blue and white, you can change the colours to suit your needs. 

11. Vector Red and Black Creative Business Card Template Design

If you're looking for a card that's professional but not staid, this free business card design template is one to consider. It uses line, colour and shape expertly to create a card that's modern and exciting. The template is easy to customize and comes with bleed marks and well-organized layers for easy editing. 

12. Orange and White Business Card Free PSD

Orange and White Business Card Free PSD

This modern-looking business card with a vertical orientation features trendy geometric design in orange, white, and dark grey. Of course, as with the other PSD templates featured here, you can change the colour scheme to match your own brand, add your own logo, change the text, and add other tweaks to make the template truly your own. 

13. Customisable Business Cards Design

Here's an attractive business card you can customise quickly and easily in Photoshop. This free business card design template is suitable for a wide variety of business types including freelancers and entrepreneurs. Choose from three different color schemes.

14. Craft Agency - Download Free Business Card Template

Craft Agency - Download Free Business Card Template

This isn't a card for shrinking violets. Rather it's for those who want to distinguish themselves from the pack. The template is made up of vector EPS, AI Illustrator, and PSD Photoshop files. They're well-structured and maintained and completely customisable.

How to Quickly Customize a Premium  Business Card Template

One of the best things about premium business card templates is that they are easy to customize to suit your personal style. For the purposes of this tutorial, I’ll be using the premium Business Cards template from Envato Elements. 

Business Card Templates on Envato Elements
Business Card Templates on Envato Elements

This template has a modern and colorful design and can be customized in Photoshop. Let's get started:

1. Replace Content

The first step to customize your business card is to replace the content with your own. Start by opening your template in Photoshop and then select the text tool by pressing T on your keyboard. Click on any text, press CTRL+A to highlight and select all of it, and then enter your own information.

Replacing content in the Business Card Template
Replacing content in the Business Card Template

2. Customize Colors

Once you’re done entering your own information, the next step is to customize the colors. The easiest way to do this is to click on a colored area and Photoshop will select the layer that contains the colored shape. Then, double-click the layer thumbnail and color picker will appear. You can then customize the color to match your preferences. 

Customizing colors in the Business Card template
Customizing colors in the Business Card template

3. Change Fonts

To customize the fonts, press the letter T and click on any text. Then choose your favorite font from the drop-down menu.

Customizing fonts in the Business Card template
Customizing fonts in the Business Card template

4. Customize the Back

Most business card templates come with a front and back design. Once you’re done customizing the front of your business card, simply repeat the above steps to customize the colors and fonts. Then add your own information to the back of your business cards.

Customizing the back of the Business Card template
Customizing the back of the Business Card template

5. Export Your Business Card

The last step in the process is to export your business card. To do this, click on File > Save as and choose Photoshop PDF. Then send the PDF file to your printer to print it out.

Export your business card design
Export your business card design

5 Professional Business Card Design Tips for 2021

If you want your business card to stand out, simply customizing the design is not enough. Here are some professional business card design tips that'll help you design an effective business card: 

1. Stand Out With Color

Who said your business cards have to be black and white? Nowadays, printing isn't as expensive as it used to be. So feel free to make use of color. By adding color to your business card, you’ll be able to make your business card more memorable. 

Color Business Card Template
Premium Color Business Card Template

2. Keep It Simple 

Don’t clutter your business card with too much information or irrelevant details. Keep it simple and clutter-free and people will have an easier time remembering your contact information.

3. Add Your Own Photo

Create a unique design for your business card by adding your photo. A simple headshot is all it takes for people to connect a face to the name and remember you every time they pick up your business card.

Business Card Template With Photo
Premium Business Card Template With Photo

4. Opt For A Special Finish

Adding a special finish to your business card is a great way to make an impact. Metallic inks, heavier paper, letterpress, and foil blocking are just some of the extra touches you can add to your business card to give it a more premium look and feel.

5. Experiment With Vertical Layout

Consider using a vertical layout instead of a horizontal one. This is a surefire way to make your business card stand out in a sea of horizontal layouts.

Vertical Layout Business Card
Premium Vertical Layout Business Card

How to Make Professional Business Cards at Home Quickly (Online)

As you can see, there are many wonderful free business card design templates to choose from, but there's one other option for creating business cards that you should know about because it doesn't require knowledge of Photoshop or Illustrator. That option is the online business card maker at Placeit. The online business card maker offers tons of business card design templates and is a cost-effective way to design your own business cards quickly and easily, straight from your internet browser.  

Online Business Card Maker at Placeit
Online Business Card Maker at Placeit

Learn More About Business Cards

If your interest is piqued by this article and you want to learn more about business card design, try our free course, How to Design a Business Card. Learn the step-by-step process of designing your own business cards in Adobe Photoshop.

 

Or check out these very helpful articles: 

Create Your Own Business Card Today

I hope this compilation of the best business card templates for 2021 helps you find a card that's right for you.  

If you're proficient in Photoshop or Illustrator, there are thousands of professionally designed business card templates available at Envato Elements or you can buy individual business card design templates from GraphicRiver. Alternatively, if you're looking for simpler and more intuitive business card design ideas, why not try the Placeit Business Card Maker? 

Editorial Note: Our staff updates this post regularly—adding new business card templates so you can present yourself professionally.

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