Last week I relaunched my website and brand identity. If you have been following along on social media you’ll know that I set myself the challenge of completing my rebrand in 2 weeks. Today I’m going to share with you the behind the scenes process that went into creating my branding in the first week.
Yep it's time. My online digs are in need of renovation. And now that I'm a graphic designer, I'm armed with the tools and the skills to do it. But before I get into how I'm going to do it, I first want to tell you why.
In my first blog post back, I said that I was thinking that I would keep my graphic design separate from my blog. But after having almost two weeks to sit with this decision, I realised that it wasn't actually what I want. I made it out of the fear that the two were incompatible.
But I love graphic design, and I love talking about and sharing what I've learnt in my continuing inner work. After all you can't separate our inner work, from the work we do in the world. They both feed each other.
So I've decided not to separate it. Anyone who has a blog or a business knows how it is one of the best ways of bringing up all sorts of fears and issues for us to face. Putting yourself out there will do that to you. Blogging and/or running a business is just as much an inner journey as it is an outer one. And so my blog is going to continue to be a place for me to share and document the lessons I'm learning in design, branding, blogging and life.
AND NOW TO THE EXCITING NEWS.
Do you want to create professional looking feature images for your blog posts but don't know how to use Photoshop? No problem. The good news is that you don't have to learn complex programs, spend lots of money or be a graphic designer in order to create good visual content for your blog. In fact you can do it for free. If you read my previous post, you'll know why it's so important to add text to your blog post images. Today I'm going to show you exactly how I do it. And while I may have just started studying to become a graphic designer, I (at the time of writing) do not know how to use Photoshop.
You can create professional graphics using free, easy to use software and today in this video tutorial I am going to show you how.