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Md. Noor E Alam
Noor is a certified Graphic Designer with more than 12 years of experience. He started his career as a Graphic Design Mentor back in 2011 and has worked as a freelancer for more than 8 years. He is currently an E-Learning Manager at Coderstrust. Mentoring is his passion, he enjoys hard work and achieving goals. He also has a Bachelors and Masters in Business Administration majoring in Marketing.

Description

Graphic Design is one of the most highly demanded skills in the freelancing marketplace. In this crash course, you will learn how to create a minimalist business card design. After learning business card design from this course, you will be able  to get jobs in different freelancing marketplaces, and also you will get good ratings from your clients.

This is a great course to unlock your potential and try out if you are interested in learning more about Graphic Design.

With this knowledge you’ll be able to:

  • Work as a freelancer in different marketplaces
  • Create amazing minimalist business card designs

Prerequisites and requirements

  • Access to Adobe Illustrator
  • Computer/Laptop with 8 GB of RAM
  • Good Internet Connection

Curriculum

  • Chapter 00: Coderstrust

    0:48m
    • C0.01: Welcome to your learning journey!

      Resource
    • C0.02: What is Coderstrust?

      Video
    • C0.03: Coderstrust & You

      Resource
    • C0.04: Setting goals

      Resource
    • C0.05: Join our Community

      Resource
    • C0.06: How it works: Assignments

      Resource
    • C0.07: How it works: Quiz

      Resource
  • C1.01 - Introduction

    1:0m
    • C1.01 - Introduction

      Video
  • Chapter 2 : Design Research

    6:54m
    • C2.01 - Modern Trends

      Video
    • C2.02 - Inspiration

      Video
  • Chapter 3 : Illustrator Basics

    35:34m
    • C3.01 - Document Setup

      Video
    • C3.02 - Interface

      Video
    • C3.03 - Creating Shapes and Other Options - Part 1

      Video
    • C3.04 - Creating Shapes and Other Options - Part 2

      Video
  • Chapter 4 : Designing a Business Card

    42:45m
    • C4.01 Understanding the layout

      Video
    • C4.02 Creating business card shapes

      Video
    • C4.03 - Working with text - Part 1

      Video
    • C4.04 - Working with text - Part 2

      Video
    • C4.05 Export

      Video
  • Chapter 5 : Conclusion

    0:0m
    • Assignment : Create your own business card

      Resource
    • One Last Step : Verification

      Resource
    • Where to go from here

      Resource

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the best software to design business cards?

    You can use Illustrator for business card design in a perfect way. There are several free online-tools also but you will not get the high-end quality as Illustrator.

  • How do you design a business card?

    A quick guideline is, first choose required shape and size of card. Add the company logo and other graphical work as you want the outlook. Add necessary texts of contact information. Choose your preferred typography and consider special finishes. Finalize your design with extra touches as required.

  • What should you include on a business card?

    Mention your Full name and company/business name with your working position. Add basic contact information clearly, like, e-mail address, phone number (mention landline and mobile separately if you have both), visiting address. Add the website address of your company for the people who want to know more detail about your organization. You can also mention your availability time for phone & visiting directly, or mention the phone number to contact for an appointment.

  • What size are business cards?

    The standard-dimensions for printed Business Cards are 8.9 x 5.1cm or 3.5 x 2 inches. It is the size for a finished card. Many printed card designs include a bleed area. This area requires an extra 1/8 inch for design elements.

  • What makes business cards stand out?

    A business card design should stand out in the first impression. You will have to develop the business card interesting enough. A potential business card design is able to attract a client to get all the quick detail at a glance. It has to be creative, eye catching, high-quality work that will make your firm’s impression different from the competition.

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