If you’re in business, you need a font that’s clean, professional, and captures who you are as a brand. And if you can find that for free? Even better. Try one of these free business fonts to take your business design to the next level.
There are plenty of design elements you’ll need to choose for your business, like your brand color palette or your logo design. But one of the most important elements? Your fonts.
Your business fonts go a long way in communicating who you are as a brand to your clients and customers. A font can convey professionalism, trustworthiness, reliability—basically, all the characteristics you want to be associated with your brand. Which is why it’s important to choose the right one.
Here are 11 fonts that will give your brand the kind of professional look and feel that will elevate your business and take your business design to the next level. And the best part? They’re all free and are available on Canva.
A lot of people associate serif fonts with business, but Bebas Neue is the perfect example of a sans serif font that nails the professionalism typically associated with serifs. The bold lettering and clean lines feel strong and professional, while the lack of lines or curves at the end of each letter makes it feel modern and fresh. Bebas Neue would be a great fit for a corporate company wanting a bit of a modern edge.
Lora is a serif font with a contemporary twist. The curves in each letter, which create an almost cursive-like appearance to the text, contrast nicely with the more linear serifs. While this font can easily be used for titles, it makes an especially impactful font for more long-form content and would be a great fit for businesses with an artistic edge.
Similar to one of the most popular fonts in the business world (Helvetica), Aileron Regular is a fantastic choice for businesses who want to stay classic and traditional with their font—but don’t want to choose something generic or overused. This sans serif font incorporates subtle design changes (like curving the lowercase “i” underneath the title) to add visual interest and differentiate it from other, more traditional font choices.
Arimo is an innovative sans serif font that is metrically compatible with one of the most widely used fonts in the world—Arial. If you use Arial in your designs or business memos, Arimo—which offers clean lines and a simple, straightforward design—will add a sense of balance.
Libre Baskerville is a contemporary twist on a classic font, 1941’s Baskerville from American Type Founder. By making small changes to optimize the font for digital space (like lower contrast and wider counters), the designer was able to refresh and modernize the design and bring it into the 21st century. Libre Baskerville has a classic, accessible feel, making it a solid choice for a wide range of businesses.
If you own a creative or artistic business—and you want a font that’s going to help you stand out—you’re definitely going to want to check out Monteserrat. Inspired by signage in the historical Monteserrat neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this sans serif font mixes the traditional (many designers compare this font to the more widely-used Gothica) with a more art deco, contemporary style (the uppercase G and J have a particularly artistic flair).
Sometimes, you want to make a statement with your business designs—and on those occasions, you’ll want to try Vast Shadow. This serif font, which offers bold graphic lettering and a thin shadow, is a great option for any large-sized text, like titles or letterheads (because of the shadow, the font designer recommends this font be used at 32px or larger).
If you want your business designs to convey strength, you may want to incorporate Glacial Indifference. This sans serif typeface has a very solid, sturdy feel, especially when bold—making it a great choice for business designs that need to make a lasting impression, like business cards.
If you don’t want your business to come across as too corporate, stuffy, or serious, Anonymous Pro is a solid choice. This playful font (which was originally designed specifically for coding), mixes elements of serif and sans serif fonts (like the lowercase “f,” which has a serif on the bottom of the letter but not on the top) for a typeface that could easily work for coding and non-coding businesses alike.
Just because you’re traditional doesn’t mean you can’t be unique or contemporary—just look at Cooper Hewitt! This sans serif, which features a visually appealing mix of geometric curves and arches, feels different enough to make an impact but classic enough to work for extremely corporate or traditional professions (like law or consulting).
When it comes to business, sometimes simple and straightforward is best—and you’d be hard pressed to find a font that does simple and straightforward better than Gidole. This sans serif font is sharp, clean, and balanced, making it the perfect option for businesses who want to keep things simple with their font choices.
Ready to get started using these free fonts to take your business designs to the next level? We’ve got you covered. Each and every font mentioned in this article is available now in the Canva platform for you to start incorporating into your business designs.
And if none of these fonts hit the mark? No worries. If these didn’t feel like a fit for you and your business, there are hundreds of other fonts in the platform to choose from.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start designing!