Let’s be honest, although having a design team totally at your disposal would be awesome, the average business doesn’t have that luxury. With the design industry pricing standards (whatever that is) anywhere from $800-$1500, most businesses can’t afford many of the graphic services that can help take their branding to the next level. Luckily there are a variety of free resources available that can help you beef up your design without killing your budget. Here are 5 free online resources to add to your arsenal.
Canva is a game-changer when it comes to creating stunning designs on a budget. Whether you need to create a flyer for your weekly sale, invitations for your charity event, or social media graphics, Canva has got you covered. With hundreds of design templates to choose from, you can create professional-looking designs in a matter of minutes. Plus, with access to over 1 million images and many fonts, you'll be able to bring your ideas to life without ever having to leave the platform. Whether you're a seasoned designer or a complete novice, Canva makes it easy to create beautiful designs that will help take your branding to the next level. So why not give it a try and see what all the fuss is about? Your business will thank you for it.
Check out this video to learn a little more:
Having a hard time deciding on colors for your design? Kuler is here to help. An online service featuring thousands of searchable color palettes, Kuler will help you bring it all together.
First get past how weird the name sounds. Font Squirrel helps you find the perfect font to make your designs pop. With hundreds of free fonts available for commercial use, they even have a “What the Font” tool to help identify fonts you find that you like.
The last two free resources help you up your media game from the palm of your hand.
The first is Studio, a phone app that lets you turn your pictures into stunning designs.
Mashable event went as far as saying that this app will do for design, what instagram did for photos. Check out their video to learn a little more
Available on Apple and Android head to their site to get the link you need.
The next is Directr, a app that allows you to create and edit videos. Now Directr may not make you Spielberg, but it will make your videos look a little less amateur. Will a full slate of capabilities, Directr allows you to do everything from voice-overs to custom branding. They also let you import video from your camera roll and provide links for web hosting. Ready to give it a try?
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