Which design program should I use?

If you've got to create something and you're thinking "which design program should I use?" then consult our infographic. It'll quickly guide you to either InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop, which are the programs most often used by professional designers. It's not 100% foolproof but should guide you in the right direction!

If you'd like a free pdf of this infographic please click here.

 

which design program should I use?

Illustrator-editable Social Media size guide

If you want to quickly make an image for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ or Pinterest, our social media size guide will get you started.

Even better, our social media size guide can be edited with Adobe Illustrator. If you download the pdf version of the size guide, open it with Adobe Illustrator and you'll find it has artboards already set up for every size you might want. This handy resource will save you lots of time and frustration. Download it here, and please share it!

The sizes are correct as of May 2017. They came courtesy of Sprout Social.

Illustrator Editable Social Media size guide 2017

So you think you might be an Accidental Designer?

How many of these statements apply to you?

  • I’ve been asked to create our company’s staff newsletter.
  • I’ve been told to make our social media graphics look better.
  • I’ve been told I need to use InDesign to make our presentations look as good as our competitors.
  • The only person in our office that knew how to use InDesign has left, and I’ve been given their work to do.
  • We’ve had some cutbacks, and we can’t afford to use external designers anymore. I need to learn how to do it myself. 
If this sounds a bit like the situation you’re in then you’re not alone.

An A-Z of design terms from the Accidental Designer

Leading. Bleeds. Bitmaps. Vectors. These are some of the weird and wonderful terms that designers use. How are you supposed to know what on Earth they mean? With our free guide, that's how. Here's half a dozen extracts, but to get the guide yourself, click here.