12 Cool Shapes to Try Today

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Whether you’re making graphics for your social media, blog or website, finding unique elements to use in your graphics can sometimes be a chore. That’s where cool unique shapes come in. A nicely placed vector can transform a graphic into something magical. Vectors are fully scalable, high-quality shapes that can be used in basically any style of design. Adding some cool shapes in a fresh color palette can be the lynchpin to take your design to the next level.

In this post, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite cool shapes we’ve been enjoying lately. Whether you’re running the socials for your work account or just your personal account, you’ll definitely want to incorporate these unique (sometimes weird) shapes into your content. Let’s jump in together! [continue reading…]

Branding Inspiration to Help Your Business Stand Out

branding inspiration

When the floors need to be cleaned, I don’t ask my husband to “mop” the house; I ask him to “Swiffer” the house.

We don’t actually even use a Swiffer; we have a similar product from OXO with refillable cleaning jugs and washable cleaning pads.

That’s the power of branding.

Branding is an essential part of building and establishing any kind of business, and knowing how to create a strong brand can be what sets you apart from the rest of your competitors.

In this post, we’re going to go over the basics of branding, as well as take a look at some branding inspiration that can help you get started with creating a stand-out brand of your own! [continue reading…]

Email Banner Size: What You Need to Know

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Email is likely the way you keep in touch with your most loyal subscribers. That means it’s important to make sure that your email newsletters, including email banner size, look great and keep their attention.

Setting up your email marketing for the first time or tweaking your design ahead of a new promo or lead magnet launch? You’re going to need a strong email banner that plays well with your brand, is easily visible and legible on both desktop and mobile screens, and helps to move your subscribers into action.

Including the right email banner size in your newsletters is key to making each send look its very best–which can only help your chances of boosting that conversion rate. In this post, we’re going over everything you need to know about email banner size, so let’s get into it. [continue reading…]

How to Design the Perfect Header Images for Your Social Media (2022 Update)

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Let’s face it: header images are crucial to social media success.

Back in the good ol’ days, brands only really needed to worry about one image on social media: their profile picture. Images were used in posts, but not often, and header images either didn’t exist yet or weren’t popular.

We’ve come a long way since then, and header images are now a must-have for all businesses and organizations using social media. Profiles look downright empty without them, and the last thing you want your audience to say when they visit your page is “Wow, they’re not really trying all that hard.”

Designing the perfect cover photos for social media isn’t all that difficult with the right tools and ideas in place. In this post, we’ll take you step-by-step through the process so that you can immediately give your profiles a visual and branding boost. [continue reading…]

36 Productivity Quotes to Keep You Motivated

Whether you’re in an office or working from home, there’s a high chance that you could benefit from a little productivity boost!

With all of our daily distractions, it can feel overwhelming to tune in and focus on your task(s) at hand. That’s why we collected some productivity quotes to keep you motivated and shake things up a bit. These quotes will leave you feeling inspired and ready to face the day.

Before you dive in, why not give yourself a little break? Maybe take a walk around the block, grab a glass of water, and close your other tabs before you get started. Our hope is that within these quotes, you’ll find your spark to pursue a new idea. Check ’em out:

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How to Get Your Own Hexagonal Twitter Profile Picture

hexagonal twitter profile picture

As you’re scrolling through Twitter, you may notice that some things look a little different than you’re used to. Some users, in particular, now have hexagonal Twitter profile pictures.

Twitter is a popular social networking platform that’s characterized by short, pithy, text-based posts. Users can also share images and videos on Twitter.

In the past, Twitter has only ever offered users a circular profile picture. This noticeable departure from the norm has some users wondering how they can get their (digital) hands on a hexagonal avatar.

So is it possible to make your own profile picture in this new style? Do you need a special user status on Twitter, like a blue checkmark, in order to get it?

As of right now, there’s only one way to get a hexagonal Twitter profile picture. Want to know how? Read on. [continue reading…]

6 Company Newsletter Ideas for Your Next Email Campaign

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Email newsletters are an essential part of any content marketing strategy.

Businesses and entrepreneurs often keep up with their customers and internal staff via monthly email newsletters. If you create content for your business or the company you work for, then you’re likely familiar with creating email blasts and newsletters on a regular basis.

Depending on how often you schedule your company newsletter out to your subscribers, you’ll likely need plenty of creative ideas and content for each send. Creative content includes not only written copy for each section of your newsletter but also eye-catching images.

Most email marketing software includes image tools that allow you to place graphics into your email newsletters, including email headers. It’s important to represent your brand well not only through high-quality copy, but also with engaging graphics.

A well-designed email newsletter header will visually align with your brand while also communicating important information your audience needs to know. Using attention-grabbing images will help showcase your newest product launch, offer your customers a discount on their next order, or announce any upcoming special events.

Looking for fresh ideas for your email marketing, plus the images that go with each send? We’ve assembled some prompts for you today, along with a few of our favorite graphic examples from Snappa.

Ready to get started? Let’s jump into it. [continue reading…]

The Ultimate Guide to Nextdoor Image Sizes 

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If you’re using Nextdoor to keep up with what’s happening in your neighborhood and local community, chances are you want your friends and neighbors to easily recognize you.

Easy personal or brand recognition means using the ideal Nextdoor image sizes on your profile or business page. If you own a local business and want to get your name out there, you’ll need to have great-looking visuals to go with it.

Ready to get started? Let’s take a look at the different types of Nextdoor images and their sizes. [continue reading…]

Best FREE Fonts for 2022

best free fonts for 2022

Did you know that there is such a thing as open-source, free-for-commercial-use fonts available online?

This is a huge asset to brands who want to use unique fonts to create a distinct, branded look that doesn’t just blend in with all the rest. You can use these unique fonts without needing to pay a designer a hefty fee while still making sure that you stand out from most of the competition—especially if the competition still uses the bland default fonts from their word processing software!

And here’s the best news: You can import these fonts into your design tools, including Snappa, so that you can use them to take your branded visuals to the next level.

Want to take a look at some of the best fonts you can take advantage of for your business? Let’s take a look at the best free fonts that are available for commercial use in 2022. [continue reading…]

How to Hide Your Instagram Likes

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Visible validation is a major driving force for most users. In other words, it’s all about the likes.

We know that psychologically, users can become addicted to the thrill of having content that’s “liked” quickly.

And we also know that users are going to take notice of content that’s accrued a ton of likes on social media, too; partially because the algorithms give that content a boost, and partly because social proof is powerful (#FOMO).

And yet despite this, Instagram has recently given accounts the option to hide their likes.

*Cue the sound of a car screeching to a stop.*

Yup. We said hiding the likes.

While it seems like this may defeat the purpose of an engagement-heavy social media platform, this is a feature that users are asking about. In this post, we’re going to show you how you can hide your posts’ likes on Instagram, why some users may want to, and why we recommend that most brands don’t. [continue reading…]