6 Golden Rules For Business Card Design (QUICK FIRE TIPS)


in today’s video I have some quickfire
tips for the golden rules in business card design so take some notes and
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under $3 a month the first tip is to have a theme or a running theme
throughout your business card design on back and the front
now this theme probably will come from the branding or the logo but you need to
take into account of the color the typeface and also the layouts you need
to tie in together and resemble the message and the theme of the brand so
for example a business card for a fashion company we are utilized typical
colors and typefaces for that specific industry and if you take two business
cards and lay them out one with the front up and one with the back up they
should complement each other and a good way to do this is to use contrasting
colors so on one side maybe have black and the other side have whites but yeah
you should have a running theme throughout the entire business card
design next we have text and liquor sighs and
this is really important because firstly you want people to be able to read the
information on the business card because that’s the point of the whole thing
entirely so do you make sure to test print and then hold the card at certain
distance and check to see if you can read the text properly and also that
goes with the logo design as well there’s no point having a logo on a
business card that looks blurry and after printing so do test print the text
size and the logo size on the final product and speaking of printing the third
golden rule is to make sure your business card is 300ppi and also set to
CMYK color mode for printing this is pretty obvious to most people but some
designers do forget this small detail and it’s really important as well
so the fourth golden rule is to have bleeds on your business card design I
typically use a five millimeter bleed around the entire design and you need to
set this up in Illustrator or whatever you’re using the bleeds are there so the
printer can cut out your business card efficiently and cleanly on multiple
different printouts so do make sure that your artwork does go over the bleed but
moving on to the fifth point today make sure you do have margins so you can keep
all important content within from the edge of the design now again I typically
bring the margins in five millimeters from the actual cutout print edge
having a load or some text right up to the cutout edge does look really tacky
and untidy and lastly today the sick golden rule of a business car design is
hierarchy use hierarchy especially on the text so you can have the important
titles standing out so for example your name and say your profession like art
director or whatever but ya have hierarchy on the business card because
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