Design for your brand, not against it

There are huge amounts of resources out there. Below are just a few that I have highlighted. When presenting your brand, your business, its services and products to your clients/customers you want to make the best impression possible. That means designing, or having someone design, images and messages that work fully and properly for you. There are always new design styles running around. I talked recently a lot about watercolour styles and the brush calligraphy scripts that go with it so well. Coming through now as well is a very retro return using decorative yet grungey fonts and vintage style photographic images and textures.

Mangano Font by Hindia Studio available for $15.00 at FontBundles.net

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New Brington by inksunmildertype available for $11.00 at FontBundles.net

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The Majestic Fonts Bundle is a varied and dynamic collection of 40 magnificent fonts. Creatively packaged up and with huge savings, it’s a must have bundle

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94% OFF / 2350+ GRAPHIC DESIGN ELEMENTS — In this bundle more than 2350+ different items watercolors, fonts, patterns and objects. It’s 44

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New Resources and Ideas

a set of resources for video creation, vj performance and more, abstract, geometric, coloured, for overlay or background

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There are always new trends and styles running through the world of design and this impacts all sorts of businesses – small, medium or large. Here are some ideas and what can be said to be current trrends:

Trends come and go, they emerge, some stay for years, others are more of a flash in the pan. They don’t start one year and end the next,

Source: 10 Brilliant Graphic Design Trends of 2016 ~ Creative Market Blog

… and it does not stop there, in web design there is also something new developing –

Source: 6 Web Design Trends You Must Know for 2015 & 2016

With all of these ideas runing around, suggestions made, perhaps having a few new resources is a useful thing, and so here we have just a few, from me and a few others –

The Majestic Fonts Bundle is a varied and dynamic collection of 40 magnificent fonts. Creatively packaged up and with huge savings, it’s a must have bundle

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The Road to Summer Fonts Bundle is a vibrant, cool, colourful and fun array of fonts, packaged up to make your crafts and designs fun for the summer season

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Small Business Week – 5 – Print and more

Print still has its uses especially for the small business. In the above presentation/e-book you will find what I call the ‘souvenir principle’ explained. Being able to take something material, physical, away with you is a useful reminder of a business, its services and how to contact them or visit their store. Business cards are the obvious example of this. They remain in use constantly these days. It is almost the same for brochures, leaflets and catalogues.

Laptop Folded Business Card Template – Black Edition — Inspired by our original MacBook Pro Laptop Business Card: http://www.graphicdome.com

Source: Laptop Business Card Black Edition ~ Business Card Templates on Creative Market

Creative and modern designs, different styles and shapes, multiple color variations and unlimited layout possibilities is just what makes

Source: Business Card Bundle 50 designs ~ Business Card Templates on Creative Market

It is obviously the case that the design of your business card needs to reflect your brand – it needs to be a real example of you and the business you are running. Here are a few bundles and examples of various styles of business card to make it easier to choose properly.

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

Source: 100 Massive Business Card Bundle ~ Business Card Templates on Creative Market

BIG BROCHURES BUNDLE — This is super bundle of 14 best creative brochures templates for your great works. In this pack you can find

Source: Creative 14 Brochures Bundle ~ Brochure Templates on Creative Market

Get the client with the Rivington Pitch Pack, a pack including 7x Adobe Indesign templates to cover your client interactions from

Source: Rivington Pitch Pack ~ Brochure Templates on Creative Market

Get the client with the Sofia Pitch Pack, a pack including 7x Adobe Indesign templates to cover your client interactions from the

Source: Sofia Pitch Pack ~ Brochure Templates on Creative Market

These are just a few possible choices. Again the style and content needs to reflect your business. It needs to say something about you.

You can find a few design ideas in the Elements series of presentations here.

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… and because it’s friday here are a few other bargains and useful resources:

94% OFF / 2350+ GRAPHIC DESIGN ELEMENTS — In this bundle more than 2350+ different items watercolors, fonts, patterns and objects. It’s 44

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68 CREATIVE HANDCRAFTED FONTS + 230 HIGH QUALITY TEXTURES & LOTS OF EXTRAS — EXTENDED USE LICENSE INCLUDED!! — Hey guys! I’m super

Source: Font & Texture Bundle – 93% Off ~ Fonts on Creative Market

HOT SUMMER STUFF COLLECTION is a perfect bundle to your design collection. Incredible deal with 85% OFF With this set you can create a

Source: 85% OFF PACK with Extended License ~ Display Fonts on Creative Market

*You will not need to buy another pack in your life, after buy “The Final Bundle” All the updates (New Presentations added) will

Source: The Final Bundle | 31 Presentations ~ Presentation Templates on Creative Market

Have Heart is a set of 2 hand-made marker pen fonts, designed to combine perfectly and allow you to create stunning hand-lettering quickly

Source: Have Heart ~ Script Fonts on Creative Market

 

Small Business Week – 4 – Digital Publishing

Here is another useful option to add to your small business armoury. Creating promotional, explanatory and introductory materials for print is one thing, add to that the same or similar documents available for download or to send via e-mail and you have added further firepower. Such documents can be uploaded to all sorts of sites including your own, or adding the option for people to provide an e-mail address so that you can send such to them. The documents can also be made available in a variety of formats, not just pdf. If you wish ask F4mmedia for help. Take a look at ‘The Souvenir Principle’ available online via Slideshare and Scribd, the principle is the same be it print or digital. These documents are something people can take away with them, in a manner of words, and have them at their fingertips for later viewing.

Indesign Magazine Template FULL PREVIEW HERE : This A4 modern multipurpose Magazine template consist 34 unique pages, easy to edit even for

Source: Indesign Magazine Template #1 ~ Magazine Templates on Creative Market

This is a professional Corporate and Business brochure that can be used for any type of industry. The modern corporate colour theme and

Source: Brochure Template InDesign 03 ~ Brochure Templates on Creative Market

This is a Business Proposal templete created using InDesign CS4 – CS6 . The file is completely editable, all of the fonts used are free and

Source: Indesign Proposal Template ~ Brochure Templates on Creative Market

This premade ebook design is great for all you DIYers that need a professional touch on your opt-in or ebook. This is a great cost effective

Source: Enchanted Indesign Ebook Template ~ Presentation Templates on Creative Market

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Your Guide to Creating and Sharing Content [Infographic]

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Create shareworthy content with these five tips and use the social media cheat sheet to execute well – Content Marketing Institute

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Small Business Week – 3 – Design and Content

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INTRODUCING FONT & GRAPHIC BUNDLE Hello! All beautiful fonts crafted carefully with full attention to details. These fonts are perfect

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from a painted wall on to providing resources for you and your projects, enjoy, in .eps, .pat, .psd, .pat – something many with a load of colour and texture

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

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Small business week – 2 – Web design   

Even small businesses can benefit from using their own website. It could be to do the simplest of tasks:

  • provide contact details, e-mail, telephone, social media
  • location and opening hours
  • basic business information, what you do, what you sell, what you provide
  • examples of the above, ie., content, photos, graphics/illustrations
  • basic information for customers/clients, the basics of CRM, customer relations management, frequently asked questions and similar

WordPress theme built for the next generation of Construction websites .

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The design and content, the look and feel of your website has a lot to say about you though. Get it right and people feel comfortable, they have a direct sight of you and your brand, they feel at home. It is possible to get free hosting and templates – take a look at Wix, for example, and here you will find templates from Theme Isle, there some free ones as well. Choose something that is a proper backdrop to what you do and how you do it. F4mmedia can help with all that as well – there are all sorts of resources available via us, this blog and more. We can help with advice as well. Be careful about doing it all yourself unless you have a clear idea and understanding of what you are doing and what you want and need. We have all seen disasters incarnate online. They do not speak well for the businesses concerned.

A few words about «Platinum» — «Platinum» — Responsive multipurpose html template, built on Twitter Bootstrap. Unobtrusive, simple and

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WordPress theme built for the next generation of Review websites .

If you have sorted the basics of your site, then you can start to decorate it, stock it with content that makes you look good and explains more about you. Below are some banner templates, they can be an option. Video is often well looked on by search engines and can provide a useful insight and promotion of your brand. Having the right graphics is a must. There are so many styles available as options and well in fashion at present. We recently ran a whole series on ‘watercolour’ as a style along with the resources to go with it, particularly the calligraphic brush script fonts that set it off nicely. So, do you want a corporate look, home based, gentle and artisinal, handmade, outdoor, comfortable suburban, which? There are styles to go with all of these ideas and more. We will be showing you more ideas and resources in the coming days and weeks.

Source: BookRev: Magazine / Book Reviews WordPress Theme 

Google Web Designer HTML5 adv banners template. 7 most popular ad formats. Features: Easy to edit, repeating clean animation, interactive

Source: HTML5 adv banner template ~ HTML/CSS Themes on Creative Market

=== Forefront === Forefront is a fully responsive theme that helps you to create a strong-yet beautiful-online presence for your business.

Source: Forefront ~ WordPress Business Themes on Creative Market

There are basic questions to ask yourself in all of this:

  • will people generally look for you from home?
  • if they are going to look for you via smartphone or tablet you may want to ensure you have a responsive website
  • is there something useful you can put forward via audio or video?
  • does it need big pictures?

A grab bag of textures and patterns from grungey to geometric and psychedelic, something for a bit of fun with your projects, a range of file types to make things a little easier

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Choose your favorite colors and get your Material Design palette generated and downloadable.

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