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About Image Formats

About Image Formats

IMAGE FORMATS: which to use where & why There are a number of strange image formats that you can schoose from when you are working on your website. People often default to one on an other but that is not the best way to make a decision. Understanding what the...

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Online Tools that I love to use

Online Tools that I love to use

This article has affiliate links within it.  When you make a qualifying purchase I will be rewarded. It is important to me that you know that I don’t recommend anything unless I genuinely love them, use them and believe in them. If you don't feel comfortable using my...

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A guide to matching colours

A guide to matching colours

I recently responded to a question in a designer's Facebook group. The question follows:"I’m doing a business card design for a client I just did the branding for, and wanna make sure I get his colours right. He’ll be sending it to an online print company, so there...

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Content Management: an Alphabet Soup

Content Management: an Alphabet Soup

Every content creators worst nightmare is running out of ideas. So you followed the advice, niched down, discovered an area you are super good in, found your dream audience and came into town hard with the loudest horn blaring. But now you're running out of fuel and...

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Tutorials to Explore

Tutorials to Explore

Get lost in creativity. Explore new skills. Deepen existing passions. What you find just might inspire and surprise you. Learning is a skill and it can be improved – there’s no excuse for slacking off. No matter what industry you’re in, you have to constantly learn...

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Creating Stunning Visuals: Going Beyond the Tools

Creating Stunning Visuals: Going Beyond the Tools

The importance of using images & other graphics on websites, blogs, & social media can’t be understated. Today, our extensive use of social media has turned us into ‘scrolling people’. We just scroll our way through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & the...

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Canva Fonts: What’s what in 2020?

Canva Fonts: What’s what in 2020?

Canva  is a brilliant tool for creating beautiful images in your blogs and making it stand out. However, scrolling through Canva's 100+ fonts to find what works for your message will eat up more of your time than it would to write your blog. A definitive brand style...

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Where To Get Free & Paid Audio Files

Where To Get Free & Paid Audio Files

We've all heard that video is the way to grab attention these days & there are many tools available where you can create motion graphics easily. No video is complete without audio though. If you're not using a voice-over then a background audio track is the way to...

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My WOMANifesto

My WOMANifesto

I am a rule-breaking rebel when it comes to design but I believe that you’ve got to to know the rules before you can break them.

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Common Misconceptions about Image Copyright

Common Misconceptions about Image Copyright

Using images online today is a crucial part of making sure that your blog, website, or social media posts get the attention they deserve. The simple truth is that people prefer to look at pretty things than boring blocks of text. Not only is visual content better to...

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Video Tips & Tricks

Video Tips & Tricks

If you're a beginner or just now thinking about getting into video in the new year then you've come to the right place. Videography is by far one of the trickiest things to get down pat, there are constantly new things you need to learn just to get the right shot then...

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Photography Tips for Beginners

Photography Tips for Beginners

Lots of start-up businesses need to get a handle on taking photos of their stock & it's not always realistic to hire a pro photographer. To DIY photographs, there's a load of things you'll have to learn ... what's the best camera for you, what's the right...

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Understanding Copyright

Understanding Copyright

It's on the internet so I can use it! WRONG! Everything on the internet is free! WRONG! I found this great meme on social media so I can use it! WRONG! Copyright is complicated, free is not necessarily free! It's important you have a basic understanding of Creative...

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Personal Branding Vs Business Branding

Personal Branding Vs Business Branding

Easy Ways to Build Your Brand When starting any business, you’re going to hear a great deal about branding. You’ll hear about personal branding as well as business branding, but aren’t likely to get much information about what it all means. Personal branding is who...

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3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Stock Photo Scams

3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Stock Photo Scams

Have you heard about the latest stock photography scam? There are always swindlers trying to take advantage of well-meaning entrepreneurs, but this latest stock photo scam can make a huge dent in your bottom line. The basic ways that scammers exploit business owners,...

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Let’s Talk Images

Let’s Talk Images

otherwise titled: technology is not for the faint-hearted So today I did my first facetime live &, I hate to admit it, but it sucked big time! not because I hadn't prepared – I spent all day yesterday preparing. not because I didn't know my material - I've spent...

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Add To Your Design Resource Library

Add To Your Design Resource Library

Where do you get your own design resources when you don't have your own designer?Whether you're a small business just starting out or you are already established, your branding and design supports the integrity and enhances the visibility of your business. It is an...

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Case Study: Business Card Redesign

Case Study: Business Card Redesign

Design is a funny thing … there are rules, theories & concepts but ultimately I think you don’t really notice good design but bad design will capture your attention & not for the right reasons – bad design distracts from your message. That is why every so...

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Social Image Libraries

Social Image Libraries

Did you know that social media posts that include images have 650% higher engagement than text only posts? And, even scarier, the average reader only remember 20% of the text they consume without visuals! Whats more, in early 2016 Facebook reached 15M active...

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Stock Video Libraries

Stock Video Libraries

2016 was the year of introducing video into your marketing mix. In 2020 video tops all other types of communication for engagement so whether your focus is intro and outro's, educations or memes, you can totally pimp the look and feel of your posts by adding video and...

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Free Stock Images: The Ultimate List

Free Stock Images: The Ultimate List

A picture tells a thousand words, we’ve all heard the expression. Who doesn’t love some gorgeous free stock images to add meaning to their posts, articles or social media? You may be a pro photographer or a passionate amateur so you have what ever images you want at your finger tips, even so, sometimes it is quicker & soooo much easier to just grab some free stock images.

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