Designpreneurs Toolkit 2019
Can you survive this 2019 without going Adobe as a Designpreneur? Luckily we made this Designpreneurs Toolkit 2019!
Last year we started this small project to gather the best tools and provide a guide for every one and all Designpreneurs who would want to design their way to success!
All in One Design Software
This is a new category we added since, let's face it, it is very convenient to have your graphics editor and your design assets all in one roof! This is the main reason, all-in-one design software as a service (SaaS) solutions have been very popular the past few decades. As a matter of fact, I have been using less and less of my desktop design software and using these web based (and some mobile based) solutions to design! Most were created to address the gap between the business and how fast social media has been evolving and cope up with the demands of regular content creation.
Canva may be the most popular design all-in-one solution out there! This is for good reasons, as the software is very user friendly and is not in version 2.0 of it's web based and mobile based design solution. There's a template for everything and almost all templates are FREE! The best templates and Design Assets are of course available for Canva for Work users as well as the feature to schedule social media postings, animations, magic resize, and more.
Stencil focuses on creating social media assets and is built for speed and social sharing in mind. They have a lot of templates to keep your social media engagement team to last a lifetime! They tout themselves to be the fastest way to double your social engagement. Check them out by clicking on my referral link.
Crello is a project of DepositPhotos, a popular stock photo marketplace. The strength of Crello is for its built in templates for Social Media Animations so you can easily share for instagram posts and stories. You can buy stock photos at $1 each from the app itself for more options.
Pixteller has over a million stock photos and thousands of templates for social media and even animations. They have a very robust timeline editor for their animations which runs on just about any web browser. Do check them out and try their FREE plan.
This is one of my newest tools that I have been falling in love with because of the ease and fast workflow for creating different social media assets for just about every social media channel. You start with Design Assets which can be imported from your website or upload it manually, change the colors, add some stock photos, and voila! It does everything using it's built in AI and thousand templates. Check them out via my link above!
Lastly, but definitely not the least, is Visme. Originally for making powerful Infographics and Presentations, fast and easy, Visme has evolved into a very powerful tool that you can use for just about anything that you want to design.
Your Social Media Graphics is now ready to be created in Visme. From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram to LinkedIn to Pinterest to Youtube, just about anything you would need to create for your Brand!
That ends our Part 1 review of the Designpreneurs Toolkit this 2019. Now the question is, can you survive without going for a subscription to the Adobe suite? Definitely a YES! See you next week for Part 2!
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