I am Creator / Trilogy ~ Product Mockups on Creative Market

Just $48 instead of $68, for few days only, hurry up! — Next update soon — MEGA UPDATE 27 July 2016 We have just added about 500 new

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Branding, What, How and Why?

What is branding? It’s not just a logo. Or a name. A brand is only not a trademark, symbol or jingle. So what is it, and why is branding important?

Source: What Is Branding, and Why Is Branding Important?

So much has been said about branding over the past few decades. Thinking of it in a simple way, it is the entirety of how people see, hear, experience and think of you and your products, services, your business as a whole. Every time you put something out there in the name of you, your business, your products/services it adds to your brand – even if it detracts from it! (Think about it.)

How you style something, what you say, the typography, the design, the colour scheme, all of it has an input. The channels you use, the content itself, its form is all important.

As a designer, you enjoy letting the creativity flow through your designs, however working with brand standards creates certain road blocks on the way.

Source: Being Creative and Working With a Specific Brand – HeyDesign Magazine

This is a visual guide (infographic ) to designing the perfect food product label that aims to make the whole thing as simple as possible.

Source: A Visual Guide to Designing the Perfect Food Label (Infographic) – GraphicsFuel

Yes – the labels say a lot too! All of your design and packaging does.

Make stunning visuals in seconds with assistance from AI technology. No coding, no templates. Mix content and gain visibility.

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  • and to aid your design work on, take a look …

I have worked on 2 continents in a variety of posts, industrial, commercial and more. I now create video, music, marketing materials as well as perform visually

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Content, Design, Marketing

Getting your message out there needs usually proper decoration – it needs supporting content, something to give a general background, a setting, a visual re-affirmation of what is being said. Hero headers, scenes, mock-ups are just part of all of that. They help to give proper location to the whole branding effort – it is placed, rather than allowed to wander without purpose.

Here are some great free PSD mockup scene creators that come with 50+ ready-made mockup/scene templates and over 400 individual items in total!

Source: 40 PSD Mockup Scene Creators | Free and Premium| Over 1K+ Objects

Then in anything you do, design wise, it is sensible to follow a particular palette. Just as design styles have their own fashions, alongside the accompanying typography, your colour scheme has its own set of trends as well as well understood psychology.

The idea is to create a color palette that grabs the attention of users, sets the right mood for a project and helps deliver content effectively.

Source: How to Create a Perfect Color Scheme [Infographic] – Designmodo

more patterns for your use – well coloured, with a hint of grafitti- urban but not too extreme

Source: graf pattern bundle | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

Wood surface imagery, patterns, backgrounds, textures – all adding an arty feel wherever you apply them. A range of file types to help. Moments of grunge, delicate colouring, roughness, grain, shape,

Source: Wood Surface | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

But then does your content have to be either text or image? Video is increasingly used and useful in getting messages across and adding a suitable extra dimension to your efforts.

Video is taking content marketing by storm, but you’ll have to do more than just make one to realise its full potential

Source: Why online video is the future of content marketing | Guardian Small Business Network | The Guardian

Design, Styles, Marketing

As always design styles do not stand still. It is now more important than ever for small businesses to carefully present themselves in the market. Their content, their messages, the style of design they put in front of the rest of the world is more important than ever because more effort is being made by other businesses. It is also the case that the general public are far more discerning about what they see, hear and read.

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Tunnel and parked cars. Perfect for transportation website landing page photo or automotive advertisement. Keywords: concrete;open;concepts and ideas;pedestrian;entrance;leaving;bright;black and white;depression;city life;lightweight;grunge;urban scene;urban road;subway station;road;light;underground;corridor;old;tunnel;dark

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So much of the above is very clean and straightforward in its design and its messaging. You will also see a couple of pieces of watercolour design –  a far more homely, crafted style of design, especially when it is combined with brush calligraphic fonts – those having that handwritten but casual and close to erratic qualities. Ask yourself what do you want to say and who are you saying it to – then ask what do such people react to – you can then start to frame the style best fitted to your business.

more patterns for your use – well coloured, with a hint of grafitti- urban but not too extreme

Source: graf pattern bundle | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

DESCRIPTION Create your own scenes: branding, header & hero image, flat lay (knolling). Save lot of time and money as you can create

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Design Trends and Resources 2016

As spring signifies rebirth, our latest trends reflect a blast from the past with a twist. It’s all about making your design accessible to the new generation.

Source: Design Trends Spring 2016

Buy and sell handcrafted, mousemade design content like vector patterns, icons, photoshop brushes, fonts and more at Creative Market.

Source: Free Goods Of The Week ~ Creative Market

backgrounds, textures, patterns from haltone to varied palettes, suitable resources for various projects

Source: fg pattern bundle | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

A short and simple guide trough the most important design trends in 2016. Take a look !

Source: 2016 Design Trends Guide on Behance

Start your year off right with the graphic design trends that will help you win in 2016.Source: The 9 Graphic Design Trends You Need to Be Aware of In 2016 – Design School

Wood surface imagery, patterns, backgrounds, textures – all adding an arty feel wherever you apply them. A range of file types to help. Moments of grunge, delicate colouring, roughness, grain, shape,

Source: Wood Surface | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

more patterns for your use – well coloured, with a hint of grafitti- urban but not too extreme

Source: graf pattern bundle | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

My Facebook Page | My Twitter | Tylio.com   … and to find me on Linkedin, go here .

Source: Tylio – My Business

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Tylio – Enhance Your Social Media – a new channel

For any business, artist, event and all such getting the message out can be quite a task. we all hope to reach those people who will take an interest and we also hope that they will convert into clients, customers, fans, engaged receivers of whatever we do. It is true that there is a wealth of social media and other promotional channels online outside of all of the traditional media – print, radio, tv. The latter are either out of reach or do not do what we need. Recently set up is a nice channel – Tylio – this allows a nice and easy way to put together means of getting the message out there to a whole range of people and other businesses. It allows text, links, photos/illustrations as well as video to be posted. Go on – I dare you – take a look …

Make stunning visuals in seconds with assistance from AI technology. No coding, no templates. Mix content and gain visibility.

Source: Tylio | Enhance Your Social Media with AI-Assisted Web Pages

My Facebook Page | My Twitter | Tylio.com   … and to find me on Linkedin, go here .

Source: Tylio – My Business

Make stunning visuals in seconds with assistance from AI technology. No coding, no templates. Mix content and gain visibility.

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New Resources for Projects

Five amazing PSD shop sign mock ups available 100% free. A huge thanks to Vadim and his team for producing these.

Source: 5 Free Sign Mock Ups by TheHungryJPEG | TheHungryJPEG.com

Every little bit helps with your projects. Here are a few new resources to help you along the way – some from me, some from others. Presenting yourself in an friendly, interesting and attractive way gives you that little bit extra. Give it all a little style …

Wood surface imagery, patterns, backgrounds, textures – all adding an arty feel wherever you apply them. A range of file types to help. Moments of grunge, delicate colouring, roughness, grain, shape,

Source: Wood Surface | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

backgrounds, textures, patterns from haltone to varied palettes, suitable resources for various projects

Source: fg pattern bundle | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

This Vector Brushpen Set contains: – 3 EPS vector files of romantic and motivational quotes; – 1 EPS vector file of decorative design

Source: Vector Brushpen Set ~ Illustrations on Creative Market

Crystal Backgrounds 8 Normal + 8 Blurred 16 hi-res 3000px/3000px backgrounds. Perfect for Logo, Mockups, Web, Product Display or Print. If

Source: Crystal Backgrounds ~ Textures on Creative Market

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