Adobe Education
Educators and Professional Development Specialists

Business Cards

Project Published 11/12/13 Last updated on 2/28/20

It can be exciting to get and use a business card, especially the first time. Often, however, people don’t have control over the design of the card that represents them. In this project, students create a business card in Adobe InDesign, and in the process, they learn about typography and layout design. Students also investigate how tone, audience, and purpose impact design decisions, whether they’re representing themselves or an organization. Finally, students engage in a formal review and redesign process to help them improve and expand their design skills.

Student product: Business cards and PDF slideshow presentation

File Updates:

  • Files updated on December 5, 2016 to Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 (November 2016) release.
  • Files updated on February 24, 2017 to Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 (November 2016) release.
  • Files updated on April 24, 2017 to Adobe InDesign CC 2017 (November 2016) release.
  • Products
    • Photoshop

      Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

    • Illustrator

      Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

    • InDesign

      Craft elegant layouts at your desk or on the go.

    Age Levels
    1+ Week
    Custom Standards
    ACA Photoshop, ACA Illustrator, ACA InDesign
    ISTE Standards
    Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Empowered Learner, Students: Digital Citizen, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer, Students: Knowledge Constructor

    Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, logo from previous project (

    CC License
    Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
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