Create Business Card using Illustrator

posted Jun 7, 2011, 9:58 PM by Bill Blevins   [ updated Jun 10, 2011, 12:29 PM ]
Taken from Mr. Burkhard of Highland High School

Business Card in Illustrator

You must have completed the previous logo assignment in order to complete this one.

You will create a business card that includes the logo you created in Adobe Illustrator from last class.  You created two, so pick your best one.
  1. Business Cards will be TWO SIDED! Your customer is going all out, please incorporate an eyecatching design on the BACK of the business card, as well as the front! This means that you will have to create TWO canvases, one for the front of the card and one for the back!
  2. Cards should be created on 2" x 3.5" Illustrator canvas. You can use either a landscape or a portrait card. If you wish to use a non-standard shape or size for your business card design, that is fine.
  3. Be eyecatching and colorful (backgrounds and colors are up to you as the designer.). Your designs should reflect the personality and products of the company! DO NOT simply stick a photograph on the card and copy and paste the business text and say you are done, I expect you to DESIGN this card. If you are stuck, come see me for ideas.
  4. Display the company logo prominently.
  5. Include the Owner’s Name, Company Name, Business Address and Phone Number and Website Address. All of this information is seen below. DO NOT change this information in any way! If you wish, you ARE allowed to leave out some of the information, such as the owner's name. Please make sure that you include AT LEAST the business name and website address. You can use any fonts, colors, sizes that you want for the business information.
  6. You must create the logo, you cannot use symbols or download artwork from the Internet.  

What makes a good business card:

Google Presentation


John Fosmire, Owner

The Business Name

1001 SE 135th Ave

Portland, OR 97233

Phone: 503-555-1234

Website Address: (or .org)