Design & Branding

Resources

A Beautiful Mess — Photo app with filters and editing tools to make beautiful photos.

A Color Story — Photo editing app with filters, movable effects, templates, and more.

Afterlight — Photo editing app.

Enlight — Free iPhone photo editing app.

Facetune — Photo and image retouching iPhone app. 

Over — Overlay, add and edit text on photos.

Placeit — Create iPhone, iPad and other device mockup templates.

Snapseed — Photo editing app.

TouchRetouch — App that removes unwanted blemishes & objects from your photos. 

Unfold — Mobile app and toolkit for creating Instagram Stories.

VSCO — Photo editing app. 

Word Swag — Photo app that allows you to overlay, add and edit text and design photos.

If you have the resources and want a pro site from the start, invest in one of these design and branding experts or companies.

The Design Prose – Helping businesses shine online using design, content & Automation – Specialising in simple + chic (frustration-free) WordPress websites. (these guys designed all our sites)

Dribbble — Community of designers sharing screenshots of their work, process and projects.

Authentik Studio — Design agency offering branding, web design and growth consulting.

Behance — Online platform to showcase and discover creative work.

Design Pickle — Graphic design services for one flat monthly fee.

SixteenJuly — Branding, website design and digital strategy.

Go Live HQ — Website design for Squarespace and Showit.

Rosemark Creative — Website designer who works with purpose-driven entrepreneurs.

Kebo Creative — Website designer for online entrepreneurs, small businesses and mission-driven organisations.

Lightboard — On-demand design for sales and marketing projects.

Minima Designs — Digital Strategist and one of our B-School mentors.

Pixality Design — Graphic and website designer creating Squarespace websites for fitness, wellness and yoga studios.

Somer Design — Design, marketing and communication solutions for lifestyle brands and businesses in the UK.

Zsofi Koller — Brand identity and website design.

Alchemy + Aim — Website design and development firm also offering strategy services.

0to255 — A free tool for finding similar shades to any colour. Great for hover states, border, gradients, etc.

Adobe Color Wheel — Color palette creator.

Adobe Creative Cloud — Industry standard pro apps and services for video, design, photography, and the web.

Adobe Fonts — Subscription font library.

Adobe Lightroom CC — Edit, organise, store, and share your photos across desktop, mobile, and web.

Canva — DIY graphic design site.

Creative Market — Marketplace to buy graphics, photos, templates, themes, fonts and more.

Death To The Stock Photo — Royalty-free stock photos delivered to you every month.

Design Seeds — Color palette and inspiration library.

Dribbble — Community of designers sharing screenshots of their work, process and projects.

Easel.Ly — Turn your written content and data into shareable Infographics.

Envato Elements — Subscription service for graphics, photos, slides, videos, themes, audio files and more.

Graphic Springs — Free online logo maker.

Hands-On — Graphic design company creating customisable designs for social media, postcards, business cards

Invision — Digital Product Design platform, workflow and collaboration tool.

MyFonts — Download @font-face web fonts and desktop fonts.

PicMonkey — DIY Graphic Design site.

Realtime Board — Virtual whiteboard and remote collaboration tool.

Sortfolio — Find a web designer. Browse by style, budget and location.

Stocksy — Stock photos and videos.

TinyJPG — JPEG and PNG optimiser. Compresses images by 40-60%.

Unsplash — Free images and photos you can download and use for any project. No attribution required.

Withoomph — Free logo generator software.

These themes are free and make it easy to change things on the fly.

Astra — Stylish, fast and customisable theme perfect for page builders. Free and pro versions available.

Astrid — Quickly create a business website.

Block Lite — Modern and responsive with a block style for blog posts.

Destin Basic — Lightweight and fully responsive theme.

Editorial — An ultimate, responsive, magazine-style free WordPress theme.

Fortunato — Modern and minimal responsive theme with a large column in the center of the screen.

Genesis — Fast, lightweight theme framework focused on speed, security and mobile friendliness. Use with child themes for ultimate customisation.

Hemingway — Responsive two-column theme that features a parallax scrolling effect and custom options for colors, logos and widgets.

Hestia — Multipurpose theme compatible with Elementor page builder.

Highlight — A flexible, multipurpose WordPress theme.

Hitchcock — Minimalist portfolio theme for designers, photographers, and other creatives.

Hueman — Fully responsive, unique theme that’s great for blogs.

MinimalistBlogger — Responsive WordPress blog and news theme made for bloggers and newspapers.

Neve — Fast, easily customisable, multi-purpose theme.

Nisarg — Well suited for travel, photography, recipe, design, art, personal and any other creative websites/blogs.

OceanWP — Fast, lightweight and works with most page builders.

Publishable Mag — Classic news website, online editorial magazine, a personal modern lifestyle blog or an affiliate review website.

Simplify — Minimalist, clean child theme for the Genesis framework.

Spacious — Clean, spacious theme with a great amount of flexibility and customisation options.

Sydney — Business theme compatible with Elementor page builder.

Twenty Nineteen — Default theme that shows up in the Gutenberg editor.

Twenty Seventeen — Default theme that shows up in the Gutenberg editor.

Writers Blogily — SEO friendly, responsive theme made for blogging, newspapers or journalist writing.