Welcome to the second quarter of 2018.
It may not be as refreshing as starting a new year, but there is something exciting about starting a new chapter in your business. Maybe I'm additionally inspired by the changing seasons here in Minnesota, but man does this feel like a new beginning.
Before, I do anything in the second quarter of 2018, I wanted to reflect on some of the content that YOU loved most. I'm sharing the top 5 blog posts so far in 2018.
Let's get started!
1 | 7 Website Design Tips for Non-Designers
This blog post has been my top referral source since the day it's gone live.
In this blog post, I share a few expert tips that will help non-designers nail down a few basics to creating a beautiful user-friendly website. From the basics of creating a sketch to optimizing your website for mobile use, you'll be able to kickstart your web design process with ease.
Keep Reading: 7 Website Design Tips for Non-Designers
2 | 7 Essentials for Effective Branding
In this blog post, I got really real about branding effectively. Color palettes and logos just don't cut it.
This blog post walks you through crafting your brand with intention. From the planning stages to the execution, this post has it all. You'll start by creating your mission statement, honing in on your target audience and integrating your brand into your business.
Keep Reading: 7 Essentials for Effective Branding
3 | 9 Brand Collateral Ideas for Your Creative Business
Brand collateral is the collection of tangible content, media and devices that promotes your brand. Today, I'm going to share with you nine ideas for brand collateral that your business might be missing.
In this blog post, I list 9 ideas of brand collateral items your creative business could utilize. From social media graphics to business cards to icons you're definitely going to want to check out this list!
Keep Reading: 9 Brand Collateral Ideas for Your Creative Business
4 | 12 Ways to Utilize Custom Brand Icons
Icons are the traditionally small graphic elements that are used to provide information at a glance.
In terms of branding, icons can be used for almost any project from logo design to buttons to infographics. It's important to understand the value that custom icons can bring to your brand. In this popular post, I wrote a 12 point list of a few of the ways you could utilize custom icons for your brand.
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5 | 7 Tools I Can't Design Without
In this blog post, I offered up a little peak behind the curtain of how I create my designs by sharing the 7 tools I can't design without.
I covered surprising resources, like Podcasts and Pandora to more traditional resources like Adobe Illustrator. I take you through each step of my creative process and what tools I absolutely have to have.
Keep Reading: 7 Tools I Can't Design Without
Which of these top 5 blog posts did you find most helpful? Is there a blog post you would like for me to write? Let me know in the comments!