Colour, Design, Trends – 2017, what’s happening

We all need to use some imagery in what we put out there to promote what we do, what we sell, what we provide. Using a resonant colour in that, not only for our logo but across the board, helps the whole process along. It adds its own message subtly.

Boost brands, influence behaviour and convince your clients.

Source: The designer’s guide to using colour in branding | Creative Bloq

This month the focus is on design elements. Many recent trends have involved user patterns, color or typography, but here it’s all about subtle techniques. Essential trends to take note of include downpage navigation, boxes as a design element and plenty of vertical lines and movement. Here’s what’s trending in design this month: 1. Downpage Navigation Designers seem to be in quite the experimental phase when it comes to navigation these days. From vertical, side navigation options to pop-out styles to downpage styles, menu items are kind of all over the place. While downpage navigation used to be a distinct no-no, it can grow on you. And as more designers opt for this user pattern, it will become more generally accepted. Here’s a word of caution: If you opt for downpage navigation, keep a close eye on website analytics to ensure that your visitors understand the pattern and are continuing to click. This technique might not work for all audiences. So how do you make it work? The best

Source: 3 Essential Design Trends, July 2017 | Webdesigner Depot

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Pandora has done it again – opening up that box and letting all sorts fly free, well nearly free, here is a range of abstract illustrations useful for backgrounds and a whole lot more. Take a look and

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yes! pandora has opened her box and allowed out not quite the chaoos you might expect but some varying patterns for your use, she is mellowing in her old age, take advantage and see what she has to of

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Summer Marketing and Design Bundles

As the seasons change our sensibilities change, our moods alter, what we look for moves on. So the question is – should our branding and marketing change as well, along with the design and copy that goes with it? Personally I would say yes! While we may hope for warmth and sun in winter, in summer we look for ways to enjoy it perhaps, sometimes we look to escape its harshness – come on! we have all managed a little sunburn here and there, haven’t we?

With the change in seasons we can put a different slant on things. We can set our products and services in this weather and all that it brings with it (apart from the snow shovelling services, of course!). Think about the emotions, wishes, wants and needs running through these days. Ask yourself how can you reflect your products and services in all that is going on – practically for people and in their minds, emotions and all the rest. Is there a summer side to you and your business?Summer Watercolor Floral BUNDLE by LarysaZabrotskaya available for $15.00 at DesignBundles.net

Source: Summer Watercolor Floral BUNDLE by Lary | Design Bundles

Summer SVG Bundle 24 Designs SVG PNG EPS by TheBlackCatPrints available for $14.00 at DesignBundles.net

Source: Summer SVG Bundle 24 Designs SVG PNG EP | Design Bundles

If you need help with all of this given your busy schedules talk to us. We are here to help and to throw a little imagination on the barbie (no, not Ken!).

You could perhaps refresh a number of things:

  • try a new print run, new business cards, flyers, brochures, leaflets
  • put out a new e-book catalogue, services handbook
  • re-style your social media channels with new banners, new ads and posts
  • try a new seasonal social media campaign
  • redesign your website, or at least give it one or two new features, designs, statements
  • give yourself a new logo, seasonal or not!

We can help with all of this, or at least give you a few ideas.

I have lived and worked on 2 continents, working in a variety of industries, from multi-nationals to small, local businesses. I have a world of experience and the creativity and imagination to back up the hard work and perseverance.I have 2 blogs writing on maketing, design and more.

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From your business outline and stated goals I will create illustrations to aid in branding, adding content – for you to use either generally online, in social media or elsewhere. 2 revisions are allowed.

Source: Create marketing illustrations for your online presence x 15 Hourlie – PeoplePerHour.com

i will create taglines, add illustrations, your logo where possible and necessary, suitable links, all relating to your business and what you are looking to achieve. 2 revisions are possible.

Source: Create social media posts for various channels etc. – x15 Hourlie – PeoplePerHour.com

yes! pandora has opened her box and allowed out not quite the chaoos you might expect but some varying patterns for your use, she is mellowing in her old age, take advantage and see what she has to of

Source: pandoras patterns | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

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Design extras

We have talked a lot recently about giving your brand and your marketing a revamp through new design and perhaps a new series of taglines or endlines if you will. Having the right idea about how you want things to look is a major step, having the resources, the tools or the agency to deal with such is as big. We can help with your design revamp but we also offer up all sorts of resources to aid you in what you are doing. You can find a whole raft of ideas both on these pages and in the f4mmedia slideshare channel – check out the Elements series. In the meantime take a look at these …The Little Font Bundle Volume II is here! Little on price, these 10 premium commercial licensed fonts are full of extras and big on character. Save $123!

Source: The Little Font Bundle Volume 2

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Watercolor Pack. Textures and Logos by Switzershop available for $12.00 at DesignBundles.net

Source: Watercolor Pack. Textures and Logos by | Design Bundles

grunge and distress with a hint of colour, bonus patterns, psd’s, eps’s – something to add to your designs, backgrounds, texturesa bumper packexcitement, imagination – all fed

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Watercolour resources.

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A design bundle packed with goodies

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yes! pandora has opened her box and allowed out not quite the chaoos you might expect but some varying patterns for your use, she is mellowing in her old age, take advantage and see what she has to of

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Continuing with the seasonal makeover

… and we continue …

Dripping out the same tired designs and marketing messages is not only a dreary affair for the public it is also the same for you – or it should be. Have some fun! Yes, it ay take a little time, or mean you have to spend a few pennies hiring people like us but it can give you a boost as well as your online and overall image, perhaps, just perhaps boosting sales as well. Here are a few more ideas and resources to help you on your way –

The power of beauty in design

Source: Design principle: Aesthetics – uxdesign.cc

To honor the memory of Gilbert Baker, NewFest and NYC Pride partnered with Fontself to create a free font inspired by the design language of the iconic Rainbow Flag, the font was named ‘Gilbert’ after Mr. Baker.

Source: Type With Pride

 

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A Makeover for your Online Identity

The seasons are changing – as they do every year – so why not give your brand and your marketing a makeover, freshen things up as the weather warms and flowers bloom. As always design moves on and so should our approach to potential and existing clients and customers. As is usual there are a few resources here for you and a whole set of ideas to play with – from design to typography …

“A company’s logo is like a person’s nickname” is a great analogy I once heard at a design conference. Not only does it simplify the…

Source: Modern Identity and Logo Designs – Inspiration Supply – Medium

It really can be useful to give your business a new look, at least in part, every once in a while. It does not have to be a massive makeover but just a refreshing of your style, design etc. – quite possibly well in keeping with your existing design but something with a slightly new face to it. Design is always being updated in terms of not only what is possible but the current flavours of the day – there are generally a few options running at any one time.

yes! pandora has opened her box and allowed out not quite the chaoos you might expect but some varying patterns for your use, she is mellowing in her old age, take advantage and see what she has to offer

Source: pandoras patterns | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

Pandora has done it again – opening up that box and letting all sorts fly free, well nearly free, here is a range of abstract illustrations useful for backgrounds and a whole lot more. Take a look and see what you think …

Source: pandoras abstracts | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

Typography trends that are expected to be embraced more widely in the web and mobile app design in 2017.

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Are you about to embark on a new website design project for your business? Need some basic design knowledge to help you along the way?

Source: 10 Basic Elements of Design You & Your Website Designer Should Stick To [Infographic] – Red Website Design Blog

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a series of abstract animations of blobs and similar objects in motion, evolving against black or white backgrounds

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Resources, design, styles

If you want to reach your target audience it is useful to have not only the right message being put out there – you need to present it in a very particular way. Perhaps you could style it in a way that is familiar to those people or businesses. But then again, perhaps you could do something that will catch their eye, use a style that they will certainly notice. It may be something not quite so comfortable for them but gives them pause for thought. To do any of this you will need the right resources to deal with the work yourself or someone to do it for you (and yes you can talk to us about this – check out our site on wix – f4mmedia, we can and will help pretty much no matter who you are or where you are).

backgrounds and illustrations – jpg, eps, psd – floral and leaf based – something to add imaginative colour and design to your projectsthis may be cheap or free for a whilea mega bundle

Source: flower and leaf for free | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

I do have a bit of a thing about leaves – you will find a few leaf based resources on the sellfy site.

Part of what you can do is to use video. Here are some animated patterns which could help in your creations.

here are a few patterns, animated for use in your projects, use them as background, overlay, trim and crop to suit

Source: animated patterns | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

Source: Color in design: Designers choose every color we see on the internet to manipulate our behavior — Quartz

In this guide I want to talk about the importance of font pairing in web design and share a few tips and patterns you can follow.

Source: Design Patterns For Pairing Typography Styles On The Web

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Here are leaf images combined with two quite different sorts of fonts. Sit and think about what you want to achieve – the delivery is important, just as the actual item(s) being sent. What style, what typography, what palette, what tagline  – these are all things I have said before.

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a variety of patterns and other resources for photoshop, illustrator and more, .eps, .psd, .pat, .png, .jpg – a bundle full of colour – something for so many of your projects – exciting, strange, imag

Source: Wild Colours | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

In this exclusive feature, our experts select the 11 best new typefaces of 2016.

Source: The Best New Typefaces of 2016 (So Far, Anyway) – Print Magazine

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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

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