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Design a Bold Business Card Using Canva

May 28, 2015

Sometimes the best way to be noticed is to be bold and confident. A bold business card can help you stand out from the crowd and remain in the memory of people you meet, network with and talk to as part of your business.

There are several ways you design a business card. You could purchase a template and customize it to suit your needs. You could also hire a professional designer to create a customized business card from the ground up, just for you.

Alternatively, you can design your business card yourself. Thanks to online design tool Canva, it’s surprisingly easy to create your own bold business card, from blank canvas to finished product. 

Learn how to design your own bold business card to use for your small business, consultancy, or career using Canva.


Create your canvas

To begin with, you’ll need to create your canvas. Canva offers a selection of canvas options, from full-size posters to business cards. Click “More…” in the selection of canvases and choose “Business Card” to create a canvas for your design.


Choose a background

Once you’ve created your canvas, it’s time to start designing. To begin with, you’ll need to add a background to your business card. Since we’re designing a bold and powerful business card, let’s choose a solid color. 

Select “Background” from the side menu and choose a color for your business card’s design. For our example, we’ve selected a solid black background to give our card plenty of visual contrast.


Add your name and title

We’ve got our background. Now it’s time to add our name and title Select “Text” from the side menu and click “Add Text” to add some large heading text to your business card’s canvas.

Enter your name and resize the text to fit your business card. Choose an 18 to 20 point font size for a balance look, or a large font size if you’d like to give your card more presence. 

Once you’ve added your name, choose “Add Subtitle Text” to add your title. In our example card, we’ve listed “Michelle Smith,” a fictional financial advisor. Choose a size of around 10 to 12 points for your subheading with a light sans-serif font.


Add your contact information

Your business card isn’t worth much if it doesn’t tell people how to contact you. To add your contact information, select “Add a little bit of body text” from the side menu and add your phone number and email address. 

We’ve used size eight text in our example, which is slightly smaller than our job title, to make the contact information visible without dominating the card. Include all of your appropriate contact details, such as your address and fax number, if relevant.


Add a little color to your card

Our card is starting to look good, but it’s a little bland. To spice things up and add a little bit of personality, we’re going to add some color. We’ve used the same font as our contact information to add our company’s URL. 

Adding color to a black and white business card is a great way to add personality and style. Choose a color that matches your company’s branding to keep it clean, stylish and consistent with your company’s other marketing materials.


Export and print your card

Once you’ve finished your card, export it as a PDF by clicking “Download” in the top navigational menu. Congratulations – you’ve just designed your own bold business card from scratch!