Grab your Free Social Media Templates

Freebies now available

I’m really excited to share a handful of new free social media templates that are available on my Freebies page! These designs are based on some of my best-selling digital products, and they are free for you to use (for personal use) on your Instagram or Pinterest pages.

Check back often for new designs, templates and graphics for your personal use.

  • Celestial Instagram Story Templates – 7 unique celestial designs in a warm-neutral colour palette.
  • Summer Party Themed Instagram Story Templates – 7 unique designs in bright, summertime colours.
  • Occult Themed Pinterest Pin Templates – 4 moody arcane designs in two different sizes (regular and tall).

Keep reading to see previews of each set, or head straight to my Freebies page to download.

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Gaming and Streamer Logo Design

Gaming Logo Design Blog

Anyone who knows me outside the design community knows I’m big time into gaming. I’ve been playing on console since I was 10, after my parents got me a Nintendo for Christmas (Mario FTW). These days I play on PS5 and I’m hugely into The Elder Scrolls Online and the Dragon Age games (with a little Fallout, GTA5 and misc on the side).

It’s weird to think that in all the years I’ve been a graphic designer and illustrator, I’ve never really got into game design or designing for other gamers.

I was recently asked by a good friend and fellow ESO-er AJ – aka. Celtic Reaper – to design a new logo for his YouTube channel. The brief was to use a reaper, scythes and the Celtic symbol for Trinity. Click below to see the green version…

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How to Choose Your Social Media Accounts

How to choose social media

If you’re just starting out on your creative journey, knowing which social media platforms to use can be overwhelming. There are many options already and more platforms get launched every year, each of them strong in different areas. This post aims to help you decide which social media platforms are right for you and your creative business.

I always recommend picking 1-3 social networks to dedicate the majority of your online social time. There are a couple of reasons for this:

  1. Trying to dedicate time to too many profiles will spread you thin. It could end up diluting your brand, message and content. Focusing down on the most important tools is key to building a strong presence.
  2. Not all social networks will serve you equally. Relevance is often a factor. If you are a creative, chances are you want to show the work you create. A text-heavy platform like Twitter might not serve you as well as a visual platform like Instagram.
  3. You should limit your time on social media anyway. Too much exposure can be bad for your health, especially if you choose a platform where strong opinions are dominant (i.e. Twitter!).

Saying that, it’s OK to have additional accounts where you can cross-post content and support your engagement and reach. But these should be secondary. To make updating multiple accounts easier, people often use automated posting services such as Later, Buffer or Tailwind. I recently switched to Tailwind and so far I’ve found it useful for setting up posts, curating content and organising how I want my social feeds to look. You can do quite a lot with a free account, although the subscription service allows you many more options.

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