The Creative Entrepreneur

Design inspiration and tips to help you grow your business

Be Pinteresting: How to grow your brand using Pinterest

Pinterest – the social media network where users can create digital pinboards of images they find inspiring – is an odd duck in the social media field. Unlike other social media networks, usage didn’t spread from the coasts in – quite the opposite, in fact. Users are 80% women with a high percentage coming from... Read More

March 7th By

Style matters – choosing the right logo style for your brand

The late director/actor Orson Welles once said, “Create your own visual style… let it be unique to yourself and yet identifiable for others.”  When considering a design style for your corporate logo, you may want to use these words as a milepost — especially when you consider how easy it can be to get lost... Read More

March 5th By

9 tips for choosing the best social media page design

What’s the status of your social media page design? Whether you’re looking at Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or any of your other accounts, remember that your profile picture, cover image and background images are opportunities to communicate your brand. Luckily, designers can help you put your best face forward. Before you launch a contest for some eye-catching... Read More

February 28th By

5 ways to develop brand recognition

In today’s competitive marketplace, it’s all too easy to get lost in the noise. So how can you ensure that your brand stands out? And how can you increase the odds that each first-time customer will turn into a repeat business for your company? While there are certainly no guarantees, there are a few simple... Read More

February 26th By

Choosing the perfect color palette for your brand

So you’ve got a solid logo design that’s clear, reproducible and eye-catching. Now it’s time to think about color. Color — and what each color group can symbolize — plays a major role in human perception, and therefore influences customer intentions. The right color combination can highlight your business’s strengths and draw customers to you,... Read More

February 24th By

Bold new ink: 4 tattoo design tips from Giulio Rossi

You might not think a successful corporate logo and a mind-blowing tattoo have much in common — but from a design perspective, they cover much of the same territory. We recently had the chance to talk with Giulio Rossi, a digital illustrator and 99designer living and working in L’Aquila, Italy. His expertise as a graphic... Read More

February 19th By

How modern matchmakers mean better business

It’s Valentine’s Day, which means couples everywhere are celebrating their connections with decadent truffles, lavish bouquets and heart-shaped everything. There’s a new phenomenon of connections happening online, with entrepreneur-minded couples celebrating something else: better business. The modern matchmaker Online companies of all types are now playing the role of matchmaker. First, there’s the obvious ones... Read More

February 14th By

Happy Valentine’s Day from Team Swiftly

The countdown to Valentine’s Day is officially on! If you’re stuck on how to tell someone how much they mean to you, why not let a custom design say it for you? Our friends at Swifty are loving all the possibilities, as you can see below. They can help you create a hilarious meme to... Read More

February 12th By

What is branding, anyway?

Branding. Coca-Cola does it, of course. Entire countries do it. Wedding planners too. And if you’ve got a logo, you do it. Right? Wait a sec. What is branding, anyway? How is it different from your logo? What about your identity? And how does that all differ from marketing? With so many terms being used... Read More

February 10th By