I used to start with a blank page in Photoshop and build from there. I wondered how so many people were creating their pricing guides, Pinterest graphics, and marketing materials all without a graphic designer. Then one day I found a site called Design Aglow and it struck me: They’re using templates. It was definitely a DUH moment, but I wish I had known earlier so I didn’t waste so much time trying to become a Graphic Designer so instead I could be a photographer. So here today, I will share with you my 4 favorite resources for marketing materials.
You may have crossed Design Aglow already. Their entire catalog has been created with photographers in mind. You can get anything from full catalogs and marketing suites to single pieces to stock photos that you can insert your own work into. They also have made their process easy with several how-to videos and amazing customer support.
Creative Market is a resource I found after working with a designer on my own branding. You can find some of the most beautiful fonts, logos, templates, graphics, and themes here. Everything is extremely well priced and of fantastic quality. I use them often for templates for printed materials and things like pricing guides.
You’ve been there, you know what it is, but have you used it for marketing materials? Do a quick search for “Marketing Templates” or “Marketing Photographers” and you will get over 200 pages of fabulous templates to use for your business. Check out one of my favorite shops, Digiluxedesign. She creates really well done, clean, minimal designs for photographers.
I think I was the last person on Earth to hear about Canva. They are totally free, you just create designs right online and download them. There are thousands of designs all sorted by categories like Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook Covers, etc. In fact, all of the graphics I use on Pinterest and Instagram to promote my 100 posts in 100 days for photographers are from Canva. They’re a life saver!
Do you have one of your own? Let me know in the comments. As always, thank you so much for being here and we’ll see you tomorrow for day 40! Book Recommendation: Rich Dad Poor Dad.
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|Denise Karis is an Arizona photographer who enjoys musicals, Doctor Who and breakfast burritos. IG @denisekaris|
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