Lead Magnets

Lead Magnets – Tips for an effective Promotional Pop-up

Lead Magnets, Promotional Pop-ups, Opt-in Forms, Subscription Incentives… all different names for the same thing; essentially something you offer potential buyers, clients or followers in exchange for their contact information. There are a number of ways to go about this, but here are some tips to ensure you succeed: Make it pop! Expecting Photography (shown above) is a great example; …

Cover Image

Adobe Illustrator Tip – Using the Shape Builder

When you’re in the zone and trying to explore concepts as fast as they come to you, speed is everything. Nothing lets you throw simple shapes together to explore concepts like the shape builder in Illustrator… here’s how: We’ll assume you’ve sketched out an idea but now need to quickly build it digitally and experiment with a number of iterations.  The great …

freelance graphic design tools and software

Tools of the Trade

Tools of the trade for a freelance designer? I know what you’re going to say; “A 15”macbook pro, Wacom tablet, Adobe CC subscription”. Yes, absolutely. I’m sure 9 of out 10 designers use those invaluable tools 365 days a year… I’m one of them. But what they don’t tell you when you embark on your journey as a freelance graphic …