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FREE Inspiration Board Templates to Inspire Your Brand Design

FREE Inspiration Board Templates to Inspire Your Brand Design

Inspiration boards are at the core of every brand that I create. 

An inspiration board is the jumping off point for the visual direction of your brand. The inspiration board helps you navigate the direction of your logo, pattern, typography and collateral items. 

When you use an inspiration board to inspire each element of your brand, you are able to create something cohesive and on-brand with ease every single time. 

Today, I wanted to share with you a few inspiration boards that will help you to create your very own brand. 

I do want to note before you jump into the blog post, that I have categorized these inspiration boards and shared a little bit behind-the-scenes of what I had in mind while curating the inspiration board. This by no means a craft blogger can/should only use the craft blogging inspiration board. Feel free to select any that fits your brand and business!

Donโ€™t Make These 9 Squarespace Mistakes

Donโ€™t Make These 9 Squarespace Mistakes

Squarespace is a powerful platform for designing your own website.

With their easy to use templates, drag and drop customizations and user-friendly SEO tools you can get your website up and running with minimal work.

However, that means it can be easy to get your website launched and overlook a few things that may be hurting your user-experience or turning away your ideal clients.

In this blog post, Iโ€™m going to share a few of the most common mistakes I see DIY-ers making with their website. At the end of this post, you should be all set up to look like a professional.

Video Tutorial: How to Design a Pin in Canva

Video Tutorial: How to Design a Pin in Canva

Canva is a graphic-design tool that is perfect for bloggers and business owners who donโ€™t have experience with complex design software, such as Adobe. 

Canva uses a simplified drag-and-drop format to ensure your designs always come out looking professional. Not to mention they provide their users with access to millions of photographs, vectors, graphics, fonts, templates and more.

Although these templates can be incredibly helpful, it can also mean your graphics look just like every other Canva user. 

In this blog post, Iโ€™m going to show you how to use Canva to create a one-of-a-kind Pin.

An Introduction to Typography in Logo Design

An Introduction to Typography in Logo Design

Letโ€™s talk about typographic logo design.

There is a common misconception that typographic logos are simply a pretty font that was typed out and saved as a logo. However, that canโ€™t be further from the truth.

When designing a typographic logo you must select the typeface and then edit the tracking, kerning and individual letterforms in order to create a truly custom design. Youโ€™ll also want to sprinkle a little creativity in.

Today, I want to walk you through what that process looks like and how I use it for my clients.

An Honest Look Inside My Design Process

An Honest Look Inside My Design Process

Iโ€™ve talked a lot about my design process in the past.

Iโ€™ve covered how I onboard clients and offboard clients. Iโ€™ve written about my client process and daily routine. Iโ€™ve even covered making the switch to the one concept approach.

But, Iโ€™ve never really shared a true behind-the-scenes of my process. By that I mean; the messy, unedited and disorganized path I take when designing for a client.

So, letโ€™s rip off the band-aid and hop right in.