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15 Minimal Business Cards (With Simple Modern Design Ideas) for 2022

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Simple minimalist business cards tend towards clean lines and simple designs that harken back to a modernist aesthetic, but this type of design can be a challenge to do well. 

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Minimalist Business Card Layout on Envato Elements

We’ve created this list of over 15 simple clean business card designs that you can create quickly and easily using minimalist business card layout templates from Envato Elements and Placeit. 

Discover tons of ready to use minimal business card templates on Envato Elements. Or, if you'd like to create your own minimal business card templates, you would want to head on to Placeit. It's an online business card maker that's cost-effective and easy to use. We’ll show you how to use it later in this article, but first let’s take a look at how to go about creating great modern business card templates.

How to Make a Simple Business Card Design

Whether you’re a solopreneur or a small startup, these steps will help you understand the steps you need to take to make your own business card using existing modern business card templates on Envato Elements. 

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Minimal Business Card Template on Envato Elements

1. Choose Your Card Shape and Size

Though modern business cards can come in various shapes like circles, ovals, squares, and customised shapes, they're usually rectangles with either a landscape or a portrait orientation, and their standard size can vary ever so slightly, depending on the part of the world you’re living in. The thing to remember, though, is that the shape, size and consequently the layout you use should always match your company's brand message.

2. Add Your Logo and/or Other Graphics

You really should have a logo before you even start the process of creating a business card, but if you don’t, the tutorial How to Make Your Own Logo Design will help you get started.

3. Add Essential Text

You need to add information that allows business prospects to get in touch with you. Most people include basics like their name, the name and address of their company, telephone numbers, e-mail address, website, and sometimes the company’s tagline.

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Companyrise Business Card on Envato Elements

4. Add Brand Colours and Typography

The colours and typography you use in your simple business cards should reflect your company’s brand colour scheme and typography guidelines to create a unified identity with your company and its other promotional materials.

5. Finalise Your Design

Once you’ve completed your simple business card design, evaluate your work to make sure that everything works well together, the text is legible, and the spelling is all correct. 

In the next section, we share 15 minimal business card templates from Envato Elements and Placeit as examples. So, if you're looking for minimal and easy business cards for professionals, you're bound to find just the design you're looking for in this list.

The Best Minimalist Business Card Templates for 2022

If you know your way around Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator, Envato Elements is a great site for simple and easy business cards design ideas. You can find hundreds of minimal business card templates on Envato Elements, with a great offer: download as many as you want for one low price.

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Tons of Minimal And Modern Business Card Templates on Envato Elements

These unique business cards come in EPS, AI and PSD file formats, and once you've downloaded a template, you can easily adapt your template to a wide range of business purposes. Just replace the text placeholders with your own text, adjust colours, and you've got a terrific business card ready to print. 

5 Minimal Business Cards Inspiration From Envato Elements

Grab one of these minimal, modern, professional and easy business card design ideas, customise it to fit your chosen business colours and you’re ready to go out and market your new professional business!

Here are five of the best easy business cards from Envato Elements to inspire your company business card design.

1. Simple Modern Business Card

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This is a multipurpose simple and minimal business card template. Its clean design and layout is suitable for any corporation, entrepreneurs, small businesses and more. 

This premium template is easy to edit. Just add your company logo, contact details, and change the colours to your corporate colours and you're ready to print. Set yourself apart from your competitors by not downloading business cards free of charge online.

2. Black & White Professional Business Card Template

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This clean design makes use of only three colours and minimal text. Yet, even with this basic design, it doesn't fail to impress. Just replace text placeholders with your own text, adjust colours and you’ll have very professional business cards ready to print.

3. Modern Business Card

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This Modern Text Business Card Template is yet another simple and minimal template that goes straight to the point with the use of only text and basic colour choices. Unlike many free business card designs, this premium design helps you stand out from the crowd and get noticed.

4. Modern Minimalist Business Card Template

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This Modern Minimalist Business Card Template can easily be edited. Just drop in your own image as well as text and you're all ready to print. This is a modern, minimalist design that looks professional. 

5. Simple and Easy Business Card

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This is a professional business card that's suitable for when you want to showcase your work. For example, if you're a photographer, simply drop in one of your images and edit your contact information. It's that simple and easy. 

Envato Elements (Design Without Limits)

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Envato Elements - Unlimited Modern Templates for Business Cards

Envato Elements has a single compelling (all inclusive) offer:

Sign up for Envato Elements and you get access to thousands of unlimited use graphics and templates (with unlimited use). Get great web themes, professional business card templates, and more—all for one low price

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Get unlimited downloads from a massive digital warehouse of creative assets. 

That’s right! Download as many templates and graphics as you want, then customise them to fit any of your project needs.

While Envato Elements is a powerful option, if you prefer to design business cards using an online business card creator (instead of using popular tools like Adobe Illustrator and InDesign), check out the selection of minimal business cards from our Placeit Business Card maker below.

10 Best Minimalist Business Cards in 2022

Here are 10 modern and simple business card ideas for designing simple modern business card templates:

1. Flat Minimal Business Card

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This minimalist business card has a colourful design. The contacts section has a different colour for each contact making each contact standout. The front has the same colours to make the front and back look more uniform.

2. Minimal Business Card

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This minimal card has  nice black background with contrasting white text to make your information stand out. Because of the black background, your card looks stylish and unique. You can easily add a pop of colour to make your card stand out even more.

3. Creative Minimal Business Card

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The Creative Minimal Business Card has a modern business card design with a QR code that you can use to direct people to your website. That feature makes it easier for people to find out more information about you. Also, this card has a nice black and white design that will work for any professional.

4. Minimal Business Card Template

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This  modern business card template  features a bright colour to make your business card stand out. Plus, there's a section for your logo on the front and back with your contact details. You can change the colour to suit your taste.

5. Modern and Minimal Business Card

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This modern business card template can be edited in Photoshop. This business card has a vertical design, which makes the card easy to read. This template also comes with a QR code on the front so you can add your website to your card.

6. Minimal Business Card

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If you’re looking for a minimalist business card with a black background and a pop of colour, this template is a great option. You can edit this template in Photoshop to change the colours or text. This template is 2×3.5 Inches (Bleeds 0.25 Inches).

7. Ribbon Minimal Business Card

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The Ribbon Minimal Business Card has a ribbon design to make some of your text stand out. The front of this card is white, and the card's back is black. You can edit this template in photoshop.

8. Clean Minimal Business Card

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The clean minimal business card is a simple business card that's got a lovely polka dot design. The design of this card adds some style while remaining professional. You can edit this template in Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

9. Simple Minimal Business Card

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The simple business card has a yellow border on the front and back. The border adds colour without distracting from important information. This template comes with a dark and light version. You can edit the Simple Minimal Business Card in Adobe Illustrator.

10. Minimal Business Card 023

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This template has a modern business card design with a QR code and space for multiple contact information details. You can add your logo to the front and back. Easily edit this template in Photoshop

How to Quickly Customise Minimalist Business Card Designs (In 2022)

We’ve explored some of the best modern business card design themes from Envato. Now, it’s time to customise your own. A simple business card design template is the ultimate tool for you. You’ll benefit from professional styling and save time too. Let’s learn how to make the best simple business cards in just five steps.

Want to follow along? Download the beautiful Business Card template from Envato Elements today.

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The premium simple Business Card template is easy to use, yet elegant.
Let's get started:

1. Open the Simple Business Card Template

Simple modern business cards from Envato Elements download as .zip compressed files. Once you’ve extracted the .zip, you need to open the minimalist business card in Adobe Photoshop.

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Double-click to open the .PSD file for your modern business card design.

Inside the folder, you’re looking for the file with a .psd file extension. This tells you that it’s a Photoshop template. Click the file name, and Photoshop opens. You’ll see the modern business card design template in the middle of your screen. That’s all it takes! You’re now ready to edit your own minimalist business card design.

2. Customise Key Details

Your modern business card design is the perfect way to share information about you. This includes your name, email addresses, phone numbers, and more. The text you’re seeing on these simple business card templates is there as a placeholder. You can easily replace this text with your own words.

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Use the text placeholders to include your contact details on the modern business card design.

To do that, click to select the Horizontal Type tool on the left sidebar in Photoshop. Then, hover your cursor over one of the existing text boxes on your simple modern business cards. Click once more, and the contents are selected. Finally, start typing on your keyboard. You’ll see your key details appear as you type them in.

3. Change Text Colour

With text selected on your minimalist business card, you can change its colour. Make sure you've got the Color sidebar open on the right side of the Photoshop screen. At the top is a colour chooser. Browse through the rainbow of options, then click to add your favorite to the text that you've selected.

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Change the text colour to find a complementary hue for your minimalist business card.
Colour is most useful to add contrast to your simple business card design. This contrast calls attention to details that you want readers to notice.

4. Move Objects

As you can see, these simple modern business cards have content placed in different areas. You can leave items where they are, or you can move them around the face of your cards. To do this, you can use the Move tool, in the upper left corner of Photoshop’s window.

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Keep your modern business card design clean with the Move tool to reposition elements.

Click Move, then select the object layer that you want to reposition. From there, click and drag to move the object - in this case, a text box - to a new location. Notice that Photoshop displays helpful grid lines to help you preserve alignment. This is a fast way to build unique simple business card designs.

5. Export Simple Modern Business Cards

Once you’ve finished designing your simple business card, it’s time to export it. You might want to share it virtually or print it. Whatever your purpose, Photoshop makes it easy to export minimalist business card designs.

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Export your simple business card design to wrap up the process.

Begin by clicking on the File dropdown menu in the upper left corner of your screen. Hover over Export, then choose Export As. Photoshop launches the Export menu.

From the Export menu, choose a name, pick a file format, and more. When you’re finished, click Export. Your business card is now an easy-to-use image file that you can save, print, or share.

5 Quick Tips: Make the Best Minimal Business Cards (Online)

Once you’ve decided on the right business card for your company, you’ll need to customise it to make it your own. Here are five quick tips for personalising minimalist business card layout using the Placeit business card maker. Remember: Placeit lives in your web browser, so all you've got to do is open a new tab while you follow along with this set of tips!

1. Add Your Business Details and Select a Font

Starting with the controls on the left, add your business details and select a font style to match your brand.

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Add Your Business Details and Select a Font

2. Upload Your Logo

Moving to the controls on the right, you can upload your logo, or if you won’t be using a logo on your card, select a graphic from those offered that best represents your brand. 

Next, choose the type of banner you want to use in your modern business card design.

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Upload Your Logo

3. Select Colours That Match Your Brand

Using the controls on both the left and the right, you can change the colour of the business card background, as well as the colour of the fonts and other aspects of the business card design, to match your brand. 

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Select Colours That Match Your Brand

4. Resize and Adjust the Elements in Your Design as Needed

If you’re not happy with the changes you’ve made, move the elements around to see what works best. Or you can reset your layout to return the design to its original layout.

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Resize and Adjust the Elements in Your Design as Needed

5. Download Your New Business Card and Send It Off to the Printers

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Download Your New Business Card

You can learn more about creating a business card in our tutorial, 10 Quick Tips: How to Design Good Business Cards.

5 Simple Business Card Trends in 2022

Do you want your simple minimalist business card to really stand out? Pay attention to the trends.

Here are the top business card trends:

1. Patterns

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Business cards with patterns are trendy right now.

Simple business cards with patterns are a recent trend that'll take over 2022. You can use patterns to give your card a specific feeling.

For example, a geometric pattern can give your card a retro feel. Also, some patterns use bright colours to draw the eye to important parts of your card.

2. QR Codes

If you want a simple business card that doesn’t have a lot of text, then QR codes are for you. By scanning a QR code, you can provide the card reader with more information.

A QR code can be any colour of your choice. You can even put your logo in the middle of the QR code.

3. Gradients

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Gradient business cards have a cool eye catching effect.

Gradients are where one colour smoothly transitions into another colour. This causes a simple business card to stand out. Gradients are visually attractive and show your creative side to the card reader. You can even use gradient text against a white or black background.

4. Painted Edges

Painted Edges can make your simple business cards stand out. When choosing a colour to paint the edge of your business card, you want to do contrasting colours. For example, a dark background and bright edges is a good combination.

5. Unique Cards

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Unique business cards are a way to show off your creativity.

A new trend that is taking over is a card that looks like something else but is really a business card. This makes your card stand out and allows you to show off your creativity.

For example, you can use a visual pun like a library card for a tutor. It's best if your unique business card stays related to your field of business.

More Top Templates For Modern Business Card Design

Haven't found the perfect minimalist business card template for you? That's okay, because we've got even more simple business card designs that are ready for you to try out.

Make sure to check out more articles that include the best simple business cards. Many of these are modern business card designs that perfectly complement the other selections you saw in this article.

Common Business Card Questions Answered (FAQ)

You’ve just seen a collection of the very best simple business cards. These minimalist business card designs jumpstart your creative process. But you may have a few questions as you think of how to build a modern business card design. Here are five of the most common:

1. What Should I Put on My Simple Business Card Design?

A minimalist business card should have plenty of open space on it. This gives your content breathing room and helps your design work shine. But there are certain key details that you’ll always need to include. Your name is always necessary, along with basic contact details.

From there, you can make simple business card design learn more and decide, we built a full tutorial:

2. Where Can I Find More Template Choices?

Envato Elements has you covered. On Tuts+, we’ve collected the best modern business card design templates available. Here are more of the very best styles available on Elements today:

3. Is Photoshop How I Make the Best Simple Business Cards?

Simple modern business cards are certainly easy to build in Photoshop. You can start with templates for a simple business card and customise them quickly.

Photoshop has powerful editing features that are attractive to novices and experts alike. You can make exact edits to build one-of-a-kind minimalist business card designs fast.

For a complete design tutorial, click here:

4. How Big Is a Standard Business Card?

3.5 by 2 inches in the U.S. This is important to know if you’re printing your card designs out. The best simple business cards come from templates already sized correctly.

If you’re working from scratch, you’ll need to ensure that your card layout matches these dimensions. Otherwise, it might not fit on paper. Learn more here:

5. Should I Use the Back of My Simple Modern Business Cards?

It depends, but this is often useful. Remember, you want your simple business card to convey as much information as you can. Why leave half blank?

By working on the reverse side, you double your available space. You've got options as well. Try adding text, or perhaps a QR barcode to link people to your online presence.

For a complete guide and minimalist business card design ideas, visit this tutorial:

Learn More About Business Card Design

If you're still on a quest to create the best simple business cards, we've got more resources that are sure to help. We're committed to teaching our readers how to make an impression with printed products.

Learn more about modern business card design approaches with these three tutorials. You can use each of them to create simple business card designs with your details in less time than ever before.

Create Simple Business Cards Today

That’s it for our list of the best minimal business card template from Envato Elements and Placeit. These are just a small selection of hundreds of business card designs that are available, so if you haven’t found one here that quite fits your needs, there are plenty of other great options to choose from.

Editorial Note: This post has been updated with contributions from Andrew Childress and Sarah Joy. Andrew and Sarah Joy are freelance instructors for Envato Tuts+.

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