Quick Response Code, or as most people call it “QR Code,” is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode. This two-dimensional code was invented by the Toyota subsidiary Denso Wave in 1994 to track vehicles during the manufacturing process. In recent years it has become common in consumer advertising and packaging. This powerful marketing tool is a great way to add a creative touch to your product.

In today’s case, that product is a business card. Because of the dissemination of smartphones, everybody has access to a barcode reader in their pocket. QR codes have become a focus of advertising because of the quick and effortless access to the brand’s URL, text, phone number, sms or any other digital provenance.

Beyond the mere convenience to the consumer, the importance of this capability is that it increases the conversion rate. Or in simpler words, the increase of chance that the advertisement will convert to a sale. Now that you understand the general use, the creative part is up to you. Where would you like the user to go when she/he scans it? This is a question you need to answer before creating one. Here are two great websites to get started. They guide you through the process of creating a QR Code:

Here are a couple ways you can utilize the QR Code.

  • Put It On A T-Shirt
  • Put It On Price Tags In A Store
  • Put It On Your Website Contact Us Page
  • Put It On Your Instruction Sheet
  • Put It In Print Ads
  • Put It On A Campaign Sign
  • Put It On A For-Sale Sign
  • Put It On Your Luggage Containing Your Info
  • Add To Your LinkedIn Page
  • Call Us To Place Your Order
  • Send a Teaser Postcard
  • Put One On The End Of A Video
  • Paypal Buy Link
  • Promote An Event
  • Automatic wifi account login

We hope all of this info has helped, or will help during your future projects!

Note: All images are linked to their source.

Formgarten | Business Card

Wild Hair


Wanda Business Cards

Strumpets Crumpets




32degrees business card

Planet10tech business card with QR Code

Philippe Creux Business Card

Reshaw Personal QR Card



Reblis Business Card

Metaform Cards

Square Letterpress Card

ShopSavvy Card

Nightshade Labs

Letterpress Business Cards with QR Code

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Quick response business card design


Corporate QR Code Business Card


The Clean QR Card


QR Business Card


Elegant And Modern Business Card


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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

I'm a designer and entrepreneur living in Washington D.C. I have a passion for designing, building, and executing products from start to finish. If you wish to hire me, please check out my portfolio:


  1. Some of these are quite creative (though I’m not sure of the generic, ready-made designs) but.. these are mostly for designers, tech types, creatives. I cannot imagine any of my lawyer, engineer or ‘boring’ corporate clients going for much of this. Even the small businesses I try to push, to brand with a little more edge and originality, this is a tough sell. Pretty to look at though, FWIW.

  2. amazing collection , some are really creative and stylish business cards,

  3. Nice collection, and thanks for including my cards! :-)

  4. Igor Ovsyannykov May 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    No problem, keep up the great work!

  5. amazing collection!!! thanks for including my cards!

  6. Love this article! Great shots of cards, great examples, and they make beautiful art too! Thanks for sharing. I’ve repinned this on the QRDroid/Zapper Scanner Pinterest page. Check it out and follow us! – DroidLa, a Zap Group company, creator of QR Droid (award-winning Android app) and its sister product, Zapper QR Code Scanner for iOS.

  7. Nice examples Igor. I noticed a handful of them had really dense QR codes with too much embedded data embedded. Often times these dense QR codes can be difficult to scan. What are your thoughts on this Igor?

    Thanks for putting together this collection.

  8. I would add to the list cards generated by service.

  9. Great collection, Igor! Let me know if you’d like to try for generating your own trading card with a QR Code – we’d love to hook you up with a trial. Keep up the awesome blogging :)

    the Director of Awesome
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  10. Very good article. Also I want to note that QR Codes are now very popular in web, and you can easily add QR Code to your website by simply copying the HTML code using the service

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