Top 10 tools for doing your own graphics


If you’re like me and NOT a designer, it can be a costly exercise making your graphics look good. Whilst I absolutely recommend getting yourself a great designer, here are some tools to help you with the other little jobs that come along the way. This has allowed me to do a lot of the small stuff myself.

Check out my list of current go-to tools when it comes to doing my own design.

  1. Canva. Graphics, images, quotes, pdfs… want them to look professional and gorgeous? This tool is a must use!
  2. Pexels – where I go to get slick, stylish free images for my blog. You can search yourself online or get yourself a plugin on your wordpress site, so you can inject the images while you write your blog.
  3. Creative Market – where I go for inspiration and also, to find designers and one-off items that are stunning and ready to go!
  4. Picmonkey. Another tool I use for my graphic design. Like Canva it’s a drag and drop kinda tool and like Canva you can use the FREE version with amazing results. (You can learn how to use both right here)
  5. SmartMockups – For those mockups and image placements without having to be super tech savvy.
  6. PDFescape – Used to make those worksheets even more professional. You can add fields – so it’s fillable and you can make the worksheets clickable and interactive.
  7. Logojoy – where I go to whip up a quality logo, like the one I made for Marketing Bootcamp. It uses the latest technology to suss out what designs you already like to create you a new logo, and when you get your file, zipped up it comes with any size and format you could possibly need AND a stylesheet. And it’s only AUD $65. Love this tool!
  8. $27 Logo Designs– Quality logos at a price you won’t find anywhere else.
  9. Pretty Darn Cute Design – do really cute web designs, feminine and vintage styles
  10. Blurb – I love using this software and online service to create beautiful books. Use this link for 30% Off 3 Units For Photo Books

I hope you enjoy. Do you have any other recommendations to add?

Learn more about working with these tools and find out more hacks and recommendations in our Marketing Bootcamp. It kicks off again in June 2017.

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