A business card is a physical object that a potential prospect leaves the encounter with. Your brand stays with them. If you meet a prospect and exchange email addresses and phone numbers you each walk away with another contact on your mobile phone -- it ends there. If you hand over a creative business card that makes a great impression that person is likely to show it to other people -- putting you and your brand in front of additional prospects.
A professional business card needs to fit the branding of your business, display your logo prominently, and highlight your website and contact details, so the people you connect with can find you online, on social, or via email.
Standard business cards are printed on cardstock, but you can opt for wood, slate, plastic or metal. This is another fantastic way to create a business card that will be kept and remembered. Not every printer offers plastic, wood, or metal business card prints, so if you are interested in this treatment make sure to source your printer before designing your cards. If you are using plastic, consider whether you want frosted, opaque or transparent and design accordingly.
Whether you are a freelancer, run a digital agency, work in an online business, or recently launched a startup, a quality business card is a branding asset every business needs. In this article, we feature a bevy of creative business card templates, all designed to stand out while representing your brand professionally.