Category: design + creativity

4 color palette creation tools

4 color palette creation tools

Colors. We all have our favorites. But when it comes to creating a color palette for your brand or choosing the right colors for a design project it’s not about what you like. It’s about what’s right for your brand. And this can be hard if you’re not used to working with colors. But even if you’re not a designer you can create a color palette for your brand by using the right tools.   What you need to do before creating a color palette […]


11 guidelines for minimal design

11 guidelines for minimal design

Minimal design – design reduced to its bare minimum. What sounds easy, at first, can actually be very complicated. How do you decide which elements in your design are important and which ones aren’t? How can you achieve this light, simple and clean feel? And how to avoid taking away too much? What is minimal design? Minimalism has created such hype that we can find it everywhere today. It has taken over all aspects of our lives. From capsule wardrobes to tiny houses everything has […]


How to be more creative

How to be more creative

You think some people are naturally creative but not you. This is far from the truth. Everybody is creative in one way or another. You use your imagination to come up with new ideas. Find a solution to your problem. Improvise if you can’t find a solution. This all makes you a creative person. Or you feel creative but you don’t have the time or space to create. Either way, you have to set the intention to be more creative. Adopt habits which support your […]


Top 3 productivity tips for creatives

Top 3 productivity tips for creatives

Creatives can’t be productive. It’s what they tell us and what we’ve somehow come to believe ourselves. Over the last couple of months, I’ve experimented a lot with different techniques. I’ve read all the tips and tricks I could find. Pomodoro, batching, time blocking. You name it I’ve tried it. And you might have done so yourself. On your own quest to productivity.   Productivity, if you look up the definition on Google, means “the effectiveness of productive effort, especially in industry, as measured in […]


8 great handwriting fonts for your Instagram quotes

8 great handwriting fonts for your Instagram quotes

We can never get enough good motivational quotes. Quotes are working well on Instagram. They’re also a great to vary with your regular photo posts. But which font is best to create your own quotes? Handwriting or script fonts fit very well here. They have this handmade and personal feel to them. It’s like leaving a little note for your followers.   In regard to branding, handwriting fonts are often used as accent fonts. They’re good to make short elements of text stand out. You […]


5 podcasts for creative entrepreneurs

5 podcasts for creative entrepreneurs

Do you also love to listen to podcasts? Podcasts aren’t only a great pastime, they can also inspire and motivate you. You can learn something new and improve your skills. Even if you only have a couple of minutes during your lunch break to listen. I’ve created this list for you of some of my favorites. They cover topics around business, marketing, and creativity. If you’re a creative entrepreneur make sure to check them out.     1. Creative Pep Talk   My favorite podcast. […]


5 ways to customize stock photos

5 ways to customize stock photos

Stock photos can save time and are budget-friendly. But at times you can get a bit tired of seeing the same photos pop up everywhere. You want to stand out in the market and you want your photos to represent your brand. You can do this simply by getting a bit creative and customizing your stock photos. Here are 5 ways to customize stock photos and make them unique.   Crop   The easiest way to customize a photo and make it yours is by […]


3 tips to create better graphics for your business

3 tips to create better graphics for your business

Do you want to create better graphics for your brand? You’re not a designer but you still want your graphics to look professional? Follow some basic rules and you will instantly improve your graphics.   Create better graphics through a consistent brand style   The first thing to consider when creating graphics is your brand style. If you want to build recognition you have to develop a cohesive style. Using the same colors, fonts, and design elements consistently in all your graphics. If you haven’t […]