If you’re a small business owner, you know how important stylish and effective digital and/or print graphics can be in marketing. Luckily, it is possible to work on the look of your website or make your own eye-catching images without having to spend a lot of money on a professional designer. Here are the top five online resources that can help you with your graphic design needs:
Canva is an online design tool that gives you free access to numerous layouts, fonts, and images. It allows you to create a variety of digital or print marketing products on your own, such as business cards, logos, posters, invitations, Facebook covers, and blog formats. Canva will let you customize and edit your graphics, as well as any personal photos, directly on its user-friendly website.
Design For Founders
Another valuable resource is Design For Founders, a website full of design tutorials and articles geared toward startups and DIY entrepreneurs. The site can direct you to the best free guides and tools online, including where to find HTML codes or free stock photos. Be sure to subscribe to Design For Founders’ email list for weekly graphic-related marketing tips.
Need specific guidance with color design and theory? Then Paletton is an ideal tool for you. The simple, but incredibly useful, site features a color wheel that can help you choose complementary tones and matching schemes for your graphics. By using Paletton, you’ll avoid having unsightly colors on your company’s digital or print media, making your graphics more visually attractive to customers.
You can further improve your graphics’ aesthetic appeal by experimenting with different fonts; Dafont gives Windows and Mac users access to a large selection of free fonts. Typographers and designers publish their copyright-free fonts on the site, allowing you to download them directly onto your computer.
If you’re looking for professional but affordable help to create an entire website, stop by Squarespace. Part hosting service, part design tool, it offers comprehensive assistance for building your company’s online platform. Choose a custom domain and template, edit your graphics, and have access to 24/7 customer service. Its rates vary from $8 to $26 per month, depending on how many online features your work requires.
Whether you need help building an entire website or with the smaller details of your promotional media, one of the aforementioned resources can help you with your design inquiries. Have questions on how graphics can affect your online marketing campaign? Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.