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Create unique name tags using the Canva drag and drop name tag maker. Canva makes it easy for anyone, even if you've never done graphic design(opens in a new tab or window) before.


Design name tags people will notice and admire

You want your guests, customers, or event participants to be able to read a name without having to ask. You don’t want them to have to squint or get too close to the name tag, either. With Canva, you can create stand out name tags people will notice.

Canva offers a wide collection of free tag layouts that you can also edit and customize to perfection. Add or edit design elements like images, icons, fonts and color. Even without design skills, the intuitive interface will have you designing in minutes. You’ll be delighted when you discover how easy it is to do.

How to make a name tag

Open a new Name Tag Design

Open up Canva and search for "Name Tag" to start designing.

Explore Canva’s wide range of name tag templates for every style and theme. Go with a colorful layout or stick to a classic design. Click the template you like to get started on your design.

Find all the elements you need in one place. Drag and drop icons, images and other graphics from Canva’s library of professionally designed elements. Apply filters with the photo effects feature.

You can use your own artwork or images to customize your design a bit more. Experiment with color scheme, background and font style. Mix and match graphics from different templates.

Save your design as a PDF, JPG or PNG. You can also order high-quality prints of your design with Canva Print.

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Use images to create eye-catching name tags

If your business is holding an event or you want your guests to know who they can turn to for advice, your custom name tags can tell them everything they need to know. You can upload photographs of the people in charge of the event to give your name tags a more professional touch.

You may also want to create a theme. Choose from over a million images on Canva. You may find an image of the city where you’re hosting your event or an image that reflects your business philosophy. If you can’t find the perfect image on Canva, you can even take a photo and upload it.

Make your name tags reflect your brand image

Pre-packaged name tags are generic in nature and say nothing about your brand. When you make name tags on Canva, you can have them reflect your brand image. One of the easiest ways to do this is by adding your company logo. Just upload it into Canva then drag and drop it where you need it to go. Once uploaded, your images will remain in the uploads folder, ready to be used on other designs.

You can also change the fonts and color to reflect your brand image. There are more than a hundred fresh fonts to choose from in Canva. Choose from script fonts for a handwritten feel or sans serif for a more minimalist look.

Save, share and print your name tags

Do you want input from your team or family before you print your name tags? Share them with whomever you like before you print them. Canva makes it easy to collaborate with family, friends and colleagues. Click the share button and email your name tags or share on Facebook or X (Twitter). Select PDF(opens in a new tab or window), highres JPEG(opens in a new tab or window) or PNG(opens in a new tab or window) files when you save your name tags. Any format will give you crisp, clear printouts.


The standard name tag size is 4 x 3 inches. This is the size typically used at conferences and other daily events. For evening events, the recommended name tag size is 3.5 x 2.25 inches. Make sure you choose the right size to fit your logo, title and any other information you need to include.

To print your own name tags, download your name tag template, open it up in a word doc or whichever software you’re using, add text boxes to your document, fill in your name tag designs and hit print. You can load sticker paper into your printer to create name tag stickers.

Choose a font for your name tag that is clear, simple and large enough for people to read from across a room. 40 to 45 point font should be big enough. Typical fonts include Arial and Times New Roman. Avoid cursive and italic, which make the font harder to read.

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