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Even though so much of our business lives have moved to the digital world, there’s one arena that stays comfortably rooted in the physical world: networking.
Like a soldier armed with a sword and shield for battle, you need to be armed with a business card (and excellent body language) when networking.
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Business cards are like a tangible first impression of you and your business – so yours can’t be an old forgettable design. Choose something that reflects your business and personality, so that people you’ve shared your card with can quickly put a face to the name when looking at your card a day, week, or month later.
To make your life a little easier, we put together 21 of the best free Illustrator business card templates sure to impress. Merely customize them with your details, and you’ll be good to go!
1. Grey and white business card template
This Illustrator business card template features an elegant white border that compliments the grey background and blue text.
2. Green sunburst business card template
Ideal for those working for an environmental or eco-friendly business, this Illustrator business card template will stand out.
3. Wavy business card template
Reminiscent of a cozy sweater, this business card template by Freepik is both fun and straightforward.
4. Zigzag business card template
This funky Illustrator business card template is sure to stand out in the stack.
5. Speech bubble business card template
This template by Freepik is ideal if you work in a communication-related industry like PR or social media management.
6. Color wave business card template
This design-heavy template remains professional despite the bright colors used.
7. Movie ticket business card template
Reminiscent of an old-timey movie ticket, this blue and green Illustrator template is one to stand out. Ideal for those working in event management or entertainment.
8. Orange business card template
Ideal for those in education or design fields, this orange Illustrator business card template by Freepik features a fun illustration of a pen and a ruler.
9. Color contrast business card template
Eye-catching and colorful, this color contrast business card template has space to include three of your skills.
10. Retro business card template
On paper, argyle on a business card should not make sense – but this template executes it well.
11. Sunset business card template
Sleek, yet rustic, this business card template is
12. Modern business card template
This template is versatile because you can change the color scheme to be as fun or as formal as you’d like it to be.
13. Cartoonist business card template
Dubbed the “private detective business card” this template is also great if you’re an illustrator or cartoonist.
14. Ripped business card template
This minimally designed template by dryicons is excellent for those who work in the home improvement industry.
15. Blue and purple wave business card template
This Illustrator template has a calming color scheme, which could work for swim instructors, people who work with marine life, or those who work in wellness.
16. Artsy business card template
This colorful business card template is great for graphic designers or artists.
17. Paint swatch business card template
This business card template is perfect for those who work in home improvements or a creative field.
18. Photographer business card template
Designed to look like a viewfinder, this business card template is a neat design for photographers.
19. Realtor business card template
This simple business card by Freepik is friendly yet conveys a sense of professionalism with the small pops of color.
20. Tech business card template
This matrix-esque business card is perfect for people working in the tech space.
21. Hexagonal business card template
This grey and red hexagonal business card is great for people working in tech or science-related fields.
When selecting a business card design, bear in mind the impression you’d like people to have of you. You can always alter the color of the cards in Illustrator, so it speaks more to your brand.