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Free Online ID Card Maker

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Beautifully designed templates

Millions of photos, icons and illustrations

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Use Canva’s impressively easy-to-use drag and drop design tools to create your own custom I.D. card.

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Easy-to-use ID card and badge creator

Gone are the days of boring black and white ID cards with no true identity of their own. It’s time to upgrade your club cards and make them true collectors’ items, memorabilia that your guests will enjoy holding on to long after the events are over and everyone’s left the building.

While ID cards are a necessity, hiring a professional designer need not be. With Canva's online ID maker, you can easily create one on your own, no design experience needed. Choose any of the ready-made templates that our amazing team of professional designers has created, then personalize as much or as little as needed. Using our drag and drop design tools, you can experiment with designs until you create one that’s just right for you.

How to make an ID card

Create an ID card design

Open up Canva and search for "ID Card" to kick off your design.

Search through Canva’s library of ready-made, professional ID card templates. Narrow down your search by adding keywords that fit what you’re looking for. Just click on the template to add it to your page.

Browse through Canva’s millions of beautiful curated elements and drag and drop what you like to your design. Add text boxes where you want to include details like your name and job title.

Keep designing until you’re happy with your design. Upload your own photos, resize elements, change color schemes and fonts and make any other changes you see fit.

Once you’ve wrapped up your design, download and save your ID card as a PDF, PNG or JPG. Or make high-quality prints with Canva Print.

Create an ID card design

Start inspired with thousands of professional photo ID card templates

Different IDs fulfill different needs so it’s important to customize yours to fit exactly what you’re looking for. ID cards can give members of your club, school event, or hobby group true membership status and a sense of belonging. During events, it can help attendants and even staff members identify who’s in charge of what.

Don’t let the grids and dimensions scare you away from creating your very own set of ID cards for any occasion or membership group. Start by choosing a template and then editing it to suit the style of ID you’re after – landscape or portrait, broad or narrow, photo or plain.

Stand out with our diverse icon, logo, and media libraries

No ID is complete without the insignia that makes your organization unique. You can keep it simple by adding your logo or get busy with color palettes and themes that encapsulate your brand. Canva’s library of over a million photographs, illustrations, and other design elements makes everything easy and intuitive. Many of these are free while premium elements cost only a dollar. Go to the “Elements” tab to find more shapes, lines, icons or illustrations then change their size or color to reflect your brand image.

A design element can be resized easily by dragging on any of its corners. Re-coloring an icon or shape is a simple matter of heading over to the toolbar and using the color wheel tool to pick out the right hue. You can also key in a specific hex code—useful for getting your brand colors exactly right.

Quick & easy photo ID editing and collaboration

If you want your ID to include member photos, you can easily add and edit the photos directly to your card design; no more cutting photos to size and pasting them into your card! Upload your own images through the uploads tab and choose from any JPG, PNG, or SVG file on your computer. From there, it’s a simple matter of dragging and dropping your images to where you need them to be on your design.

The upload feature also allows you to add your own ID card background to your design. Plus, you can use Background Remover(opens in a new tab or window) (part of Canva Pro) to magically remove unwanted image backgrounds. This way, your ID will show a decluttered and professional look and, at the same time, match your organization’s or club’s image and brand.


Most ID cards are 2.125 x 3.37 inches, or the size of a credit card. They may also be the larger data collection size, which is 2.313” x 3.25”. The vertical government size, which is 3.88” x 2.63,” is used for government agency and law enforcement IDs.

A standard personal ID includes:

  • a photo
  • name
  • date of birth
  • residence address
  • phone number
  • ID number

An employee ID card might include other details such as the company logo, address and telephone number, as well as the employee’s contract status or first aid training.

Once you’ve finished your ID card design, you can easily print your ID card on your home printer and create an inexpensive lamination for it. You can use an ID printing kit to make it professional quality, and the result will be identical to using a professional grade printer.

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