Design Tips for Non Designers

A Podcast interview with Kimberly Eddy of Thoughts and Designs LLC and Valerie Fisher of Change Makers Podcast, about web design, graphic design, side hustling in the pandemic and why mindset matters

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Design tips for non designers: a podcast interview

When you are a non-designer entrepreneur on a shoestring budget, how do you create effective designs for your baby business? In this podcast episode with my friend Val Fisher, we talked a bit about design tips for non designers, as well as starting a business in a pandemic and of course the role mindset plays in entrepreneurship. Valerie Fisher is a coach and NLP practitioner, and even better, she married my hubby’s childhood friend a few years ago! Val and I bonded over entrepreneurial things and then had this fantastic discussion about starting a business during the pandemic and some design tips for non-designers.

You can either listen to this podcast on Spotify (or your favorite podcasting software) or you can watch the video below.

Resources I discuss

AND if, after watching this, you decide as a non-designer that Canva might be a good idea for you as you start our business on a shoestring, I have a link for you right here.

Of course, if you are ready to hire some professional help with your website or graphic design project, I’d be happy to discuss your options with you further. Use my contact form and I’ll be in touch.

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with these recommended next steps:
  1. Know your audience. You have to know who you want to attract to be effective.
  2. Craft your message. Good design is all about amplifying your message. If you know what you’re doing to say, your design will be more effective.
  3. I’m partial to hiring a professional graphic designer, obviously. But I also know not everyone can hire an experienced designer when they are just starting out. Tools like Canva can help you if you’re on a shoestring when you’re getting started. Even better, a good designer can create you an on brand template to use in Canva for a more personalized experience. My favorite Canva feature is being able to publish to social media from anywhere, using the app on my phone.
  4. Always exceed expectations, whatever you do. Don’t over promise. Over deliver instead!
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About Kimberly Eddy of Thoughts and Designs LLC
Hi, I’m Kimberly. My mission is to positively impact small businesses and their communities with awesome design for web and print.

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