A Round-Up of Your Favorite Blog Post's of 2018

In 2018, I wrote 130+ blog posts.

I wanted to take a look through what content you all enjoyed the most. This helps me prepare for creating blog content for 2019, tells me which posts I want to continue keeping up to date and just tells me more about the JPD audience.

Since, I took all this time to research it, I thought you might be curious too.

For today’s blog post, I’m rounding up your favorite content of 2018 by category. Let’s get started!

A Round-Up of Your Favorite Blog Posts of 2018 | I'm sharing your fave blog posts on graphic design, Squarespace, branding and business. Read them all at www.jordanprindledesigns.com #blogging #designtips #squarespaceblogger


Design

15 Minimalist Color Palettes to Jump Start Your Creative Business

This blog post remains to be my most popular blog post. Ever. It’s so popular, I wrote a follow-up blog post, which has climbed to my fourth most popular blog post to date.

7 Feminine Font Combinations for Your Creative Business

This blog post was written to accompany my color palette blog post. One of the hardest things I do as a designer, is scower the web for the perfect font. Hopefully, this blog post will save yo a little time.

9 Easy Ways To Teach Yourself Graphic Design

In this blog post, I detail 9 simple ways to teach yourself the basics of graphic design. From researching history to jumping in and getting your feet wet, you'll walk away with the perfect game plan to jump start your new creative venture.

7 Website Design Tips for Non-Designers

This blog post will walk you through a few expert tips that will help non-designers nail down a few basics to creating a beautiful user-friendly website.

Why I Started Including a Design Proposal in my Brand Design Packages

A design proposal is similar to a client pitch. In my design proposals I include a brief overview of my clients business, my approach, design inspiration, color palette and font pairings. 

I share how it has improved my brand design packages and improved the design experience for my clients.


Squarespace

7 Website Design Tips for Non-Designers

This blog post will walk you through a few expert tips that will help non-designers nail down a few basics to creating a beautiful user-friendly website.

Optimize Your Blog's Sidebar With These 7 Simple Tips

A blog sidebar is a small section of your blog that offers space for information, links, opt-ins, ads... the possibilities are endless. Assuming most people are finding your website through your blog, it's important to optimize that static content for your audience and your business. 

How to Develop a Successful User-Experience for Your Website

A user-experience is just that: it's how a user experiences your website. What they see, how they feel and what they do when they're on your website. 

A Round-Up of My Favorite CSS Tutorials for Squarespace

CSS helps you customize and style your website beyond Squarespace's Style Editor. 

Although CSS can be complicated, Squarespace makes using CSS really simple. I rounded-up 12 tutorials I love to reference and have even used for my website and client websites. 

5 Web Improvements You Can Make in 10 Minutes or Less

Improving your website doesn't need to take you weeks or months. A few simple steps can make all the difference if you know where to start.


Business

A Sneak Peak at My Client Onboarding Process

I share the insider-details on how I onboard new brand and web design clients. From my client inquiry to my in-depth questionnaire.

The 3 Most Insightful Questions I Include In My Client Homework

For each new design client, I work through a specific process. 

After all the paperwork is settled, I send an in-depth questionnaire. Depending on the scope of the project, they receive a wide range of questions. Although, all of the questions help me to better understand their business, brand and mission. There are a few questions that give me the greatest insight into their business and ideal brand. 

How to Schedule Your Work Day as a Creative Business Owner

As I've learned to juggle #allthethings that come with being a creative business owner I’ve also learned a few tricks that have helped me stay productive. 

I’m sharing a sneak peek into my workday routine in hopes that it will help you make the most of your work schedule.

3 Things That Make Any Business Look Unprofessional

Looking like a professional ensures you are attracting the right clients and exuding your expertise. If you want to set your business up for long-term success, starting with a professional foundation is a must!

A Sneak Peak at My Client Offboarding Process

The offboarding process is the transition towards the end of a project. This process helps me ease my clients into taking full ownership of their new brand and website.


Branding

50+ Adjectives to Establish Your Brand's Visual Identity

Brand adjectives are the words you choose to describe your brands visual identity. This helps you discover your target audience, your visual aesthetic and create guidelines around your brand. In this post, I share 50+ adjectives to help you start brainstorming.

4 Logo Variations Your Creative Business Needs 

Your creative business needs diversity for the many mediums your business will encounter on a daily basis. Get the scoop on the unique features, uses and definitions of each logo variation.

7 Essentials for Effective Branding

What makes a brand truly effective? Is it a stunning color combination? The perfectly crafted business plan? Maybe a jaw-dropping logo?

Truthfully, it's none of those things. They help - don't get me wrong. But, a logo doesn't build a brand. A business plan doesn't foster a community. Colors will never make up for what a brand lacks. 

How to Create an Inspiration Board for a Successful Brand Design

I share with you step-by-step how to create an inspiration board and why your business needs one.

12 Practical Steps to Design Your Brand From Start to Finish

The key to creating a one-of-a-kind brand is covering all of your bases, from the names you give your products and services to the colors you choose to use on your website. You can’t just create a logo and call it a day. If you want your brand to be professional, memorable, and effective, you have to be intentional.

In an effort to take some of the guess work out of this whole ordeal, I created a 12-step process that will help you thoughtfully craft your brand and start attracting your ideal clients.


What blog content would you like to see in 2019? Let me know in the comments!