LAYOUT OF YOUR BUSINESS CARD
HOW TO CREATE A BUSINESS CARD
Step 1: Layout & typography
Typography is an aspect of your business card which deserves careful thought. A simple change in typography can produce a dramatic effect. Experiment with the weight (regular, thin, bold, italic), font size, and placement within the business card. In Lucidpress, you can right-click to duplicate your business card, then shuffle around the text elements.
It may seem intimidating to design a business card for the first time. Think about the image you want to project—an accountant, a graphic designer, and a freelance journalist will all have different audiences and goals for their business cards. Regardless of your industry, it’s a good idea to avoid novelty fonts and those that are difficult to read. Limit your font families to two per business card (one serif and one sans serif).
Step 2: Logos & Graphics
Think about your audience. If your network is heavily invested in social media, it’s important to include your social profiles in your business card design. For example, LinkedIn is a natural fit for business settings. You can even create a Lucidpress online portfolio and use a custom URL to include on your business card.
Remember that a business card should be easy to read, so any images you include shouldn’t overpower the text. If you use an image as the background, use a highly contrasting color for the font. If you want to use two or more colors in your business card design, a quick look at the color wheel can help you find the best complementary colors to use.
Step 3: Printing & Sharing
Lucidpress is at the forefront of layout and design programs when it comes to collaboration and sharing your documents. If you need a colleague’s input for your business card, simply hit Share, and you can revise in real time. You can even start a Google Hangout right from the canvas! If your printing service requests a specific layout (e.g., a print-ready PDF in 300 DPI), it’s easy to download and send your business card as an email attachment.