How to Design Business Cards

Lesson 2 of 11

What Information to Include on your Business Card

 

How to Design Business Cards

Lesson 2 of 11

What Information to Include on your Business Card

 

Lesson Info

What Information to Include on your Business Card

So the first thing you want to think about is what information should I include on the card right? You want to choose widely you don't choose wisely you don't want your card to be packed full of so much text that nothing stands out and someone has to really read through it to figure out where is your phone number so the's air the things that can be found on cards obviously you want your name for the most part your title what you d'oh the company that you work for and maybe that is your company business card um physical address phone number fax number does anyone used faxes anymore? Email your website you earl and social links like twitter, facebook, instagram and anything else you might want to add even looking at the list of these things on a slide is already to cut cluttered so you want to be thoughtful about what you include on your card I love this card so this is my friend wendy and she does lettering and graphic design and the on ly information on the card is her you earl so she'...

s going to give you her card it's so beautiful and amazing you want to look at more of her work, you go to her, you earl and you can contact her through there so this is a very, um good example of a card that fits the need of the person distributing the card it shows off her lettering points to her website. So you could just have a you earl on your card. And that would be fine.

Class Description

Go to any professional networking event and you’ll still see printed business cards in circulation. Business cards make exchanging the full-range of contact information easy and well-designed ones make a lasting first impression. Learn to design your own in How to Design Business Cards with Lara McCormick.

Lara will teach you everything you need to know to create well-designed, attention-grabbing business cards using Adobe Illustrator or InDesign. 

You’ll learn:

  • The basics of selecting and combining fonts
  • Ways to emphasize key information
  • Layouts: alignment and grids
  • How to incorporate logos and color

You’ll get tips on choosing between standard or custom sizes and how orientation and spacing impacts readability. Lara will show you where to find unique typefaces and she’ll offer tips on printing orders of all sizes. You’ll also get a collection of business card templates you can customize.

Paper is sticky - make the most out of your next introduction by leaving behind a beautifully-designed custom business card that represents your personal brand.


The DIY series is for creatives who want to create designs for themselves. The classes are geared toward beginners who aren’t necessarily ‘designers’, but need materials to represent themselves (or their small business). Classes labeled DIY are project-specific, under three hours in length, and priced affordably. Learn to design what you need quickly and easily.

Reviews

a Creativelive Student
 

I'm designing my first business card and Lara took it step by step so clearly that I've got something I can be proud of right out of the gate. She showed great strategies to make them professional and attractive and bonus ideas about how to get people to keep them around for reference. That's pure genius!

creativelive student
 

Lara is incredibly knowledgeable and explains all issues clearly. How nice to have an instructor who is professional, with deep levels of information. I've been making my own business cards for years, and still learned a lot.