Make your Personal Business Card (If You Don’t Have Design Skills)

The business card is the face of a company or a public person, so a properly designed layout will help to create a good first impression about you. Also, business card is one of those accessories that make you cool and professional. Various companies are professionally engaged in its development, offering from simple to very complex and cool models. Nothing prevents you from making a business card with your own hands, except for the lack of the necessary knowledge. But we are here for you ready to help.

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Basic Rules

Before you start the process of creating a business card, you need to think carefully about its content and design. To create the perfect layout, just use our recommendations.

  • Place only the necessary information. Do not try to cram in as much as possible – it will look sloppy and unreadable.
  • The words “phone, site, e-mail” can not be written, because the data is already clearly readable. The phone number can be left blank if you do not want to be called – leave a blank space to put it there if necessary.
  • When you put your first name and then your last name.
  • When writing the reverse side, include information that will be helpful to your clients or business partners and motivate them to take action. This can be information about a promotion, a discount, the main product, or the route to the office.

Designing with Word/ Google Docs

Let’s check on a popular method, which requires only the text editor from Microsoft. It is almost certainly already installed on your computer.

However, if you don’t have it, buying the editor will not be cheap, so we’ll tell you about the free option further in the text. How to make business cards in Word: Open the program.

In the search box at the top of the window (if displayed), type in a search window “Business cards” and select the template.

An alternative option – go to the tab “File” and select “Create”, then just use the search.

We specify the data inside the template and we save the document as a PDF.

you better check your business card on a mock-up before printing it, to be sure it looks great. printing it out on a high-quality printer or in a print cafe. It’s better to use a paper cutter to make your lines cut straight. It gives your business cards a professional look.

Done, the file is suitable for printing.

The main drawback – only a few dozen templates are available for choose from, so you can’t always find among them suitable. But you can download a good version from the Internet. It’s also realistic to create business cards from scratch, but it’s a bit complicated. You will need to set up a rectangle, add a picture to it, correctly set the location of the text boxes, and choose a font. Then you need to reproduce the blocks in such a way that there is some space between them for cutting.

Double Check it

This tip applies to every bit of print work you do, but it’s so crucial that it’s worth repeating for business card design. When sending your artwork off to the print shop, make sure you’ve double-checked every single detail.

There’s nothing worse than getting back your cards and discovering a typo in the email address or name. Check twice, print once!

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Add some creativity

With Word/Google Docs, it’s incredibly easy to design a simple, yet professional, business card for your new business. But, your design options are pretty limited, still if you got a little creative ideas you can make a memorable business card by adding some pictures or logo on it.