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ManyPixelsFeb 20, 2020

20 Facebook Ad Ideas That Work—With Examples

*Are you drained for ideas on your next Facebook ad campaign? We’re here to help with some fantastic examples to get your creative juices flowing.... Read more
DanicaFeb 12, 2020

20 Awesome Fonts Youtubers Use that You Should Try

I used to work with a guy who could tell fonts apart with just one look. Though I’m still not convinced this is the most marketable skill, choosing the best font for your video can really help you stand out on Youtube.... Read more
ManyPixelsNov 09, 2019

4 Graphic Design Challenges to Overcome

A picture is worth a thousand words. This adage has never been more suited to anything else than graphic design. For some of us, graphic design is a passion. Its creative aspect lures us in. The feeling of starting an entirely new project is priceless, along with tweaking a design to ensure it’s perfect enough to share with the rest of the world. Nonetheless, it’s not all rainbows and butterflies. Like everything else in life, graphic design packs a set of challenges. And, sometimes, even the smallest hurdle can quickly turn the perfect project into a nightmare. But, as they say, experience is the best teacher. So, more experience paves the way for the better handling of these obstacles. Without further ado, let’s delve into the 4 main graphic design challenges along with how to overcome each. Read on! ... Read more
ManyPixelsNov 09, 2019

5 Graphic Design Skills Every Designer Should Have

Picture this: A job that grants you a ton of creative freedom and pays handsomely. It sounds too good to be true, right? Well, not exactly. This job is being a graphic designer. And, nearly every organization, not just in the United States but across the globe needs one on their team. But, with resumes of graphic design jobs running into thousands a month, it can be an uphill task to stand out from the pack. Like the barrage of other applicants, you’ve probably sent out countless resumes, without much luck of culling responses from potential employers, let alone landing an interview. After weeks of radio silence, the aura of hope you once had, slowly fades away.... Read more
GeoffreyNov 09, 2019

How to Choose the Best Graphic Design Services for Your Business

You’re elated that your business is taking off because the long days have finally paid off. And now, it’s time to make things official with a logo. But, graphic design is not your area of expertise. So, you figure it’s best to leave it to a professional that’ll get the job done to your satisfaction. However, as irony would have it, there’s a boatload of graphic designers, design styles, and portfolios that have flooded the creative industry. As a result, filtering through the noise to find the ideal fit for your business is no easy feat. Furthermore, with an untrained eye in design, the differences and nuances will have you entangled in a web of confusion. But fret not, because we’re here to help. This article explores some smart wayson how to choose the best graphic design services for your business that’ll take it to the next level. Read on! ... Read more
ManyPixelsOct 30, 2019

7 Graphic Design Basics Every Designer Should Know

So, you’re looking to get into graphic design and you don’t know where to start. It’s an understandable predicament. The nature of design means that there are so many elements to consider and, though the fundamentals of graphic design are important, the only limits are your creativity. Creativity is a pretty tough thing to box in, after all. That said, there are some principles of design and basic concepts that seem to span across all areas of design. As a beginning graphic designer, these are the concepts that you need to learn about. In this article, we look at seven basic principles of graphic design that are essential to understand as you learn about theory in design school or teach yourself the elements of design. By understanding the basics, you can begin to expand your knowledge and see how these concepts fit into the broader landscape of design and art in general.... Read more
ManyPixelsOct 30, 2019

4 Graphic Design Ideas to Impress Your Clients

Perhaps you have gone into graphic design thinking it’s all about creative freedom and the romantic notion of putting together the perfect designs to match your tastes. While that’s part of it, another main part of being a graphic designer is client relations. Working with clients quickly shows you that there is much more to being a graphic designer than making designs. As a graphic designer, impressing your clients is perhaps the most important thing you can do to grow your business. Identifying and responding to a client’s needs is crucial to make sure that they are satisfied with your work.... Read more
ManyPixelsOct 19, 2019

5 Things to Keep in Mind Before You Hire a Graphic Designer

Getting graphic design work done can be pretty complicated. Without a doubt, one of the most important steps in this process is hiring the right graphic designer for the job. But how do you choose the right one? A quick Google search or look through the classifieds will show hundreds of people advertising these services so picking a good one can be a tough task. In this article, we outline five things you should keep in mind to make sure you hire the right graphic designer and get the most out of the work once you make your choice. There are many steps you can take to make the process easier for both you and the graphic designer. Here are some of the most important.... Read more
ManyPixelsApr 02, 2019

10 Popular Requests on ManyPixels

Wondering what to order on ManyPixels? Here are 10 popular requests you can order today. 1. Sales decks Let's face it, in business you constantly need to sell (at one point or another, your job mostly is about selling, in the words of Sam Altman) So how do you sell? You need to pursade You do so with a great presentation or in other terms, a sales deck salesdeck salesdeck2 salesdeck3 At ManyPixels we use sales deck a lot. When we reach out to a prospective company, we follow up with a customised sales deck. It speaks to them, it shows we understand their problem, and we try to book a call with them. Here is what goes into a great sales deck: What problem you're working on for them (your customers) What solution you and why your solution is perfect for them (why they should care) Reference of past clients (clients won't take your words, let your work speaks for it) Pricing Contact details Tip: Also add "Services/Product for..." to make it personal! Here is an example of another sales deck: salesdeck2 2. Logo design with mascot Logo designs with mascot make your brand really unique. In addition to making your brand unique, it also gives you to opportunity to have a logo with multiple use cases (with or without mascot) Here are some logos that our designers have created: harvylogo grumpylogo happierpets 3. Infographic design Infographics are a great way to repurpose content. As attention-span is now hugely limited, you have to find another way to capture attention. Here are some examples on how you can use infographics to market your business: Use them as Facebook Ads to drive traffic to one of your ebook or blog posts. Use them in your presentations Use them as social media posts on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook Use them to illustrate your blog posts Here are some examples of infographics our team has designed: infographic1 infographic2 infographic3 4. Display ads Advertising, whether through prospection or retargeting can be an incredibly effective way to generate traffic and leads, build your brand, or even directly drive direct sales to your website. Here are some examples of ads you can request that your team has produced: displayaddesign displayaddesign displayaddesign 5. Reports, manuals, and company culture books Another idea to request is to create reports or manual: Present information beautifully so people actually want to consume it. Tip: You can actually put these reports in powerpoint format and put them on Google Slides to share them internally with your coworkers or with your investors. reports 6. Landing pages Landing pages design is a very popular design request on ManyPixels. Designing a landing page is usually better to go into redesigning a full website for several reasons: A landing page gets the visitor to do a single action: Usually booking a call or leaving their email address, downloading an Ebook, etc. They are a great marketing way to capture the attention to a visitor towards a single objective. Here are some examples of landing pages you can request: General landing page s Book a demo landing pages Referral page landing pages Contest landing pages Coming soon landing pages Here are some examples of landing pages that our team created: landingpage landingpage landingpage 7. Email and newsletter designs Building your email list is like having your own little piece of Internet real estate, where your subscribers are your tenants. Unlike Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media platforms, email is still a strong and independent way to reach out customers. Building your email list is thus hugely important! Once you've built your list, having compelling emails. Here are some examples of email designs you can request on our platform: Welcome emails Lifecycle emails Receipts emails Newsletters Here's an example of an email design from you team: emaildesign 8. Custom made illustrations and icons Illustrations are one of our most popular services as well. They have multiple uses cases: Make a powerpoint presentation look nicer or unique Help create social media graphics Help create landing pages Here are some example of illustrations illustrations illustrations Or for branding purposes. This e-bike app decided to create a lot of illustrations to help with their branding: brandingillustration brandingillustration2 brandingillustration3 9. Facebook page branding Another popular example of request is redesigning your Facebook page / Messenger bot. facebookbranding 10. Pitch deck redesign So you're planning to raise your seed or series A round? Well, a better pitch deck will definitely impress your potential investors. Here are some screens of a pitch deck we've recently redesigned. pitchdeck pitchdeck pitchdeck pitchdeck pitchdeck pitchdeck pitchdeck pitchdeck pitchdeck pitchdeck That's it! We will regularly be posting more popular example of design requests.... Read more
ManyPixelsMar 21, 2019

11 Ways to Use Illustrations to Grow Your Business in 2019 (with Design Examples)

Illustrations are a great way to capture visitor attention and add value to your content. We've compiled 11 ways to use illustrations in 2019 to grow your business. 1. Header illustrations Probably the most popular type of illustration: Show. Don't tell. Having a unique illustration in your header can tell your visitor about your service or product (and probably help with bounce rate too!) but not only, it can help with your branding. enter image description here By Valeria Rimkevich 2. Coming soon illustration If you do not have time to fully code or launch your service or product, a good way to validate future demand is to create a coming soon page with an illustration. Coming soon pages are faster to create than landing pages and you just need to communicate your value proposition / an email capture form and a beautiful illustration to get started. enter image description here By Dmitrii Kharchenko 3. Blog post illustrations Blog post illustrations really help to share your content over social media or simply to make the post more attractive (like this one!) Here are some of our favourite styles of blog post illustrations: enter image description here By Magda Koscianska enter image description here enter image description here By Margarida Mouta enter image description here By Sloan enter image description here By Magda enter image description here By Tubik enter image description here by 初夏Ruby doodleillustration 4. Features / product in action illustrations Another way to use your product is to show characters using your product / service. enter image description here By Dmitrii Kharchenko 5. Blog post promotion Facebook ad One way to use illustrations is to retarget visitors from your website with an ad linking to your blog post. Wrike is an work management solution that creates a lot of content and then use Facebook Ads to retarget it. blogpostad 6. Ebook chapters illustrations So you've created an Ebook? Now create small illustrations for each chapter! chapterillustration 7. Illustrations for different use cases Another way to use illustrations is to create a Use Case page to show how your product or service may benefit certain type of clients and why. Slab is making good use of illustrations for their product. enter image description here By JT Grauke 8. Social media post illustration Another way to create engaging content on social media is to use illustrations for your social media posts. This is an example from Tech In Asia socialmediapostillustrations 9. Long-form content illustrations A very good example of long-form content and guide illustrations in action is found on the site of Backlinko, a marketing blog which recently wrote a guide about keyword research. They first start with a very clear header and bullet points to show what they'll talk about: longformcontentillustrations Which is immediately followed by a clear call-to-action which prompts users to subscribe to the newsletter to download the PDF: calltoactionillustration Followed by a small illustration set for each chapter: chapterillustrations And each chapter has its own illustration as well: mainchapterillustration All in all, it really makes the article structured and a pleasure to read which probably helps rank Backlinko content higher in Google (try googling Keyword Research for example!) 10. Carousel ad illustrations Another popular form of illustrations (especially on mobile!) is to use them in carousel ad. Here are some examples from Flock, a communication and collaboration tool for teams. carouselillustration 11. Illustrations for infographics infographicillustrations Probably the most popular : Using illustrations for your infographics. infographicillustration ... Read more
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