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How to Design a Business Card With Canva

How to Design a Business Card With Canva

Despite everything in the business world going digital, business cards remain irreplaceable. Most business owners use them for their first formal introduction at networking events, formal parties, or just anywhere where work comes up in the conversation.

If you’ve started a new business, or you’re attending a lot of business events these days and need a calling card, you’re in the right place. Let’s show you how to create a professional business card using Canva.

Step 1: Sign Up for an Account

Signing up for Canva

If you’re new to Canva, you’ll need to sign up for a new profile. Go to Canva, click on Sign up, and register with your Google account. You can also do it the traditional way by entering your credentials and verifying your account and email address.

Step 2: Select a Template

Business cards templates on Canva

If you have no previous design experience, it’s no problem. Canva provides you with thousands of business card templates to get started. All you have to do is search “business card” in the search box on the home page.

It’ll take you to a new window where you can choose from thousands of templates depending on your business type, brand color, and the services you offer. The templates will include both free and premium layouts and there’ll also be a blank page option that you can choose to create your business card design from scratch.

Step 3: Customize Your Business Card Design

After selecting a template, you can customize it as per your needs. Here are a few things that you can do to redesign it…


To replace the logo with your company’s logo design:

  1. Select the logo and press Delete on the keyboard.
  2. Go to the Uploads section in the menu on the left side of the page.
  3. Import your logo image.
  4. Drag and drop the picture on the business card, ensuring it’s in the position you want.
  5. Adjust the size as needed.


To replace the template’s theme and colors with your brand’s theme and color:

  1. Select the element you want to change.
  2. Click on the respective color box icon on the Canva toolbar.
  3. Click on the plus (+) icon and enter the hex color code to insert your brand’s specific color.
  4. You can also add a kit including all your brand colors, but that’s one of Canva’s premium features.


To replace the text with your details, simply click on the text fields and enter whatever you want—for instance, your name, title, company name, and so on.

To add social media icons, contact information, and more:

  1. Go to the Elements section in the menu.
  2. Search for the icons you want to insert in the search box.
  3. Select an icon from the search results and adjust its position and size on the business card.
  4. Change the color from the Color menu, if needed.
  5. Go to the Text section and select Add a Subheading. Add your username, website URL, phone number, email address, and office address.

adding social icons in your business card using Canva

Go to the second page by clicking on page 2 at the bottom. Make the required changes by following the previous steps—for instance, uploading your logo, editing the text, and so on.


Step 3: Download Your Business Card

After creating your business card, you can preview it in full screen—the option is available at the bottom of the page on the Canva toolbar—and download it. Canva allows you to download your business card in multiple formats. The two best options are SVG (premium) and PNG (free).

To download your business card:

  1. Head over to the Download button.
  2. Select the right format for your business card.
  3. Select the number of pages you want to download.
  4. Hit Download.


Before you get it printed, it might be a good idea to ask others to review it.

One of the best features of Canva is that it keeps a copy of your designs in the Your Project folder. You can access it from the homepage after logging in. That way, if you need to change any detail in your project, you can simply open it and make the changes.

Once you’ve finalized everything, you can also place an order to print your business cards with Canva.

  1. Click on the Print Business Cards button next to the Share button.
  2. Choose the paper type and other details.
  3. Select the number of copies you wish to print out and click Continue.
  4. Enter your address and card details on the next page.
  5. Place your order.


Designing a Business Card Has Never Been Easier

Now that you know everything about how to create a business card using Canva, test it out for yourself. Play around with the designs, see what works, and make a stunning business card on your own. And don’t forget to share it at the next event you attend!

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