Business Card Design Case Study: How We Created Stunning Cards For 4 Of Our Clients

Published August 24, 2021

Author: My Metal Business Card

Business Card Design Case Study: How We Created Stunning Cards For 4 Of Our Clients

When it comes to business card design and how to come up with the perfect design for your cards, our professional designer team gets a lot of questions. Let’s take a look at the most frequent ones!

  • I have a paper business card, can you make that work for metal?
  • I have a logo, but no idea where to start?
  • Can I provide a sketch that you bring to life?
  • I want metal cards, but I don’t have a business card design yet, can you help me?
  • If you wondered any of those business card design questions and found yourself here, welcome! We have the answers and more! In this post, we will show you what we did to answer those same questions with REAL clients like you.


    I have a paper card, can you make that work for metal?

    Perhaps the most common request we get is, can we take a current paper – and oftentimes boring – business card and turn it into a custom unique metal business card…?

    Of course we can!

    Here is an example of how we took Lupe of Elite Auto Detail’s cards from basic to stunning in a few quick steps:

    My Metal Business Card | 1006580 1

    The provided content:

    When Lupe placed the order, we received a standard jpg file of the current company business cards with notes to include the logo and current contact information.

    Once an order is placed, one of our talented in-house designers is assigned to work on the order and begin the transformation process from beginning to end.

    We are here to work with you every step of the way from initial concepts, completing revisions, and answering any questions you have along the way, all while providing proofs within 24 hours (business days).

    My Metal Business Card | Stainless Steel Auto Detail Business Card Metal With Custom Shape 1

    Design Process:

    With a strong logo and Stainless Steel as the chosen metal, we got to work immediately. Here are the steps we went through for this business card design:

    1. Card Layout – with a wide logo, we knew a horizontal design would work best, and with the amount of contact information on the card, we saved the bottom 1/3 of the card for the information layout so it would not get crowded.
    2. Card Shape – for added flair, we went with a custom shape at the top of the card to really highlight the logo. By adding the custom shape to only the top of the card, the card keeps its standard business card dimensions (3.46″ x 1.96″), to easily fit in wallets.
    3. Cutouts – after the initial layout is defined and the shape is set, we added cutouts, because afterall, the easiest way to impress with a metal card is cutouts! The large hexagon style mesh nicely compliments the bold look of the logo, and keeps the card strong.
    4. Final Details – Now comes the fun and technical parts, picking the right font and adding those design touches to really finish off the design. A business card needs to have a sense of practicality, so we went for a bold and easy to read font, keeping the name larger for impact, and adding icons for easy recognition.

    Production Processes used:

    • Custom Card Shape
    • Pantone Solid Coated Red (PMS 185 C) and Black Colors
    • Custom Hexagon Mesh Cutout Pattern

    How to order a card like this:

    Start with our Stainless Steel Cards, select your quantity (150 is our most popular), select “Add Card Design Service” and provide your information, upload a photo of your current card (or provide anything you have for us that you think will help), add on any additional colors, finishes, or special backings you want, select Add to Cart and checkout! We keep it simple, and then all you have to do is wait for your digital proof.


    I have a logo, but no idea where to start?

    We hear it often, “I have a logo, but don’t know where to start.” We are here to help!

    With our crazy-talented team of designers, we have the knowledge and expertise to take your logo and make it the basis for a unique business card design.

    My Metal Business Card | 1011923 Logo

    The provided content:

    When Jesse of Pest Brothers was ready to order, he hesitated because he didn’t have a high-resolution image of his logo. Fortunately, our team can take what you have and convert it to vector format for you, to ensure a quality business card design!

    Black Metal Business Card Design With Custom Termite Design For Exterminator

    Design Process:

    Jesse had one major request for his business card design, incorporate termites into the design. So, here are the steps we went used for this one of a kind business card design (with termites):

    1. Start with the Major Request – the layout of the card is always a big part of the design process, and this card was no exception. We start every card with a standard business card design shape and then we place the logo and content and followed by any major requests. Since Jesse had limited information (name, phone and email on the other side of the card), we had lots of room to play with the termite designs.
    2. Cutouts – With the layout set (logo at the top, info at the bottom) we wanted to add some depth to the card by including a mesh cutout pattern. By adding the cutouts behind the termites, they really feel like they have come to life and are ready for extermination!
    3. Final Details – We went for a timeless font to really make this card look sharp – something close to the logo, but with enough of a difference to allow the logo to shine. Then we added in the Red to the Pest Prothers Logo, and added a custom edge to the card shape for just a little extra WOW factor.

    Production Processes used:

    • Custom Card Shape
    • Pantone Solid Coated Red (PMS 185 C)
    • Custom Hexagon Mesh Cutout Pattern
    • Silver Laser Etching

    How to order a card like this:

    Start with our Black Metal Cards, select your quantity (150 is our most popular), select “Add Card Design Service” and provide your information, upload your logo in any file type (or provide anything you have for us that you think will help), add on any additional colors, finishes, or special backings you want, select Add to Cart and checkout! We keep it simple, and then all you have to do is wait for your digital proof.


    Can I provide a sketch that you bring to life?

    We hear it so often… “I have this idea but I cannot use design software, so how do I show you what I want...”

    We love a good sketch, and we have seen it all (really). From stick figures and squiggles, to collages, to full hand-drawn designs to scale; we love to see your ideas and help you bring them to life!

    My Metal Business Card | 1011031 Sketch

    The provided content:

    Lance knew what he wanted, he had the logo, had the vision, but needed help to bring it to life. Our design team took everything Lance provided and quickly turned Lance’s idea into a custom Metal Business Card Design. You could say this is a CRUSH ‘UM design at its finest!

    My Metal Business Card | Metal Business Card Stainless Steel With Custom Shape And Cutout Design For Crush Em

    Design Process:

    We were provided with the content, the logo, and a sketch of the overall idea of the card. Here are the steps we went through for this business card design:

    1. We needed to Crush it, for sure, so we started off with a Custom Shape as requested by Lance. We made the shape a bit more dynamic than originally sketched, to add just a little extra WOW factor.
    2. Time to add the cutouts! The company name being cutout was a big ticket item when it came down to designing the CRUSH ‘UM cards. We love the look of a cutout name, but it can be tricky to add depending on the font or size of the text. Our team added in anchor points, so not only does this card look good, but it will withstand the test of time.
    3. Contact information is key, and we went for bold, clean and easy to read for Lance’s cards. A clean all caps font, with room to breathe, makes for a one of a kind card.

    Production Processes used:

    • Custom Card Shape
    • Pantone Solid Coated Black Printing
    • Custom Logo Cutouts

    How to order a card like this:

    Start with our Stainless Steel Cards, select your quantity, select “Add Card Design Service” and provide your information, upload a photo of your current card (or provide anything you have for us that you think will help), add on any additional colors, finishes, or special backings you want, select Add to Cart and checkout! We keep it simple, and then all you have to do is wait for your digital proof.


    I want Metal Cards but I don’t have a Business Card Design yet, can you help me?

    “How do I design a Business Card if I have never had one before?” or “What do I need if I don’t have a business card design yet?”

    We hear every iteration of these questions all day long.

    The first step here is to *relax* because you are in the right place!

    The second step is to remember there is no wrong way for a business card design to look, so think about what is important to you and then we will get started.

    The provided content:

    With two logos to incorporate, Cj gave us a bit of a challenge, but nothing we couldn’t do! With a bit of guidance from our Card Design Service questions, we were on the right path to designing a custom metal business card design Cj of Hashtag Dope Photography could be proud of.

    My Metal Business Card | Stainless Steel Metal Business Card With Camera Shutter Design Cutout

    Design Process:

    With a strong logo and Stainless Steel as the chosen metal, we got to work immediately. Here are the steps we went through for this business card design:

    1. Starting from scratch, is easy when you work with our team. For this card, we took CJ’s two logos, and determinded how they would work together and decided on how much space they would need. Then we added all content for the card to determine how much room we could work with.
    2. Adding the fun stuff, is where we excel. To really capture what CJ does, we used a camera shutter design as the base cutout pattern, placing the round hashtag logo within.
    3. Extras make all the difference, and we know just the right amount to add to your cards. Since we had a little extra room at the top of the card, we added a simple surface etched pattern to add visual appeal, without being too much. We also added icons to the content for easy readability.

    Production Processes used

    • Custom Card Shape
    • Pantone Solid Coated Red (PMS 185 C) and Black Colors
    • Custom Camera Shutter Cutout Pattern

    How to order business card design service online:

    We are now offering Business Card Design Services without a card order! You are able to pay just for the Business Card Design Service first, and after you approve the design, you can easily place an order for your new metal business cards!

    Simply follow along with our Online Card Builder, answer any questions and provide answers to the design questions, select Add to Cart and you are well on your way to creating a one of a kind card design with the help of our design team on your side!


    My Metal Business Card is the world leader in metal business cards, producing and shipping thousands of custom business card designs daily. Our passion and one of our core strengths is utilizing our in-house design team to elevate our clients design by way of our unique production capabilities. In other words, it’s our goal to make you more successful with a stunning metal business card. 

    We hope you enjoyed our favorite cards so far this year. When you’re ready to start conversations with your own unique cards, contact our friendly sales team at sales@mymetalbusinesscard.com or call us at 714.213.8155 so we can help design the Metal Business Cards of your dreams!

    Not sure where to start but know you need an awesome business card design? We suggest taking a look at our Stainless Steel Starter Pack and Executive Black Metal Pack – both include custom made-for-you-only business card design by our professional in-house team and free US shipping all for one low price.

    Pick from modern, stylish Stainless Steel or luxurious Black Metal? Select yours here:

    Stainless Steel Metal Business Cards Starter Pack

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    Black Metal Business Cards Executive Pack

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    Some comments we’ve received recently from our customers about their metal card orders:

    “Great product. Great results. I’ve never handed a card to anyone who didn’t comment on how nice they are. Quadrupled my business off of card stock thanks to MMBC. Thank you.”

    “Highly recommend for quality, design and client service – will be using these guys again and again.”

    “Shopping and ordering was so easy. The designers were wonderful to work with. This is our second order and we have gotten so much positive feedback from our customers when they see our cards.”

    “I originally ordered artwork services. Once I saw what suggestions you had, I ordered some metal cards.”