Resources for creative entrepreneurs*
Updated: Feb 11
Whether you're a branding expert, social media manager or a website designer (like me), you're probably always on the lookout for a better way to do your job - and that's where I come in! I've curated a list of my favourite resources that I use day in day out as a creative entrepreneur.
Adobe Creative Cloud (CC)
Adobe Creative Cloud had to be first on my list. For those of you out of the loop, Adobe CC includes 20+ apps (including my personal favourites Photoshop and InDesign), access to thousands of fonts and 100GB of cloud storage.
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If you're not confident using Photoshop, Canva* is another great graphic design platform. Canva's professional templates combined with their drag and drop feature will help you create beautiful designs consistently. Don't get me wrong, you're not going to be able to achieve everything you can with photoshop, but it's definitely something that you should trial - click here to enjoy a 30 day free trial of Canva Pro.
ColorPick Eyedropper is a zoomed eyedropper and colour chooser tool that allows you to select colour values from webpages and images.
Potentially the most important: my Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Without my ultra-light and versatile device, I wouldn't be able to use any of the resources above. Since launching High Flying Design, I have found joy using my Microsoft Surface Pro 7*. I find the screen resolution perfect for designing websites - especially on Wix where it's all a lot more manual. I purchased this device with the Microsoft Surface Pro Keyboard in Black* and the Microsoft Surface Pen* and for the best experience possible, I recommend you do the same.
FYI: The Microsoft Surface Pen takes AAAA batteries* that you can expect to replace every 6-9 months.
After quickly falling out of love with Loom, I've switched to the Screen Recorder chrome extension for moments when I need to capture a video of a website I'm working or have recently worked on.
Trello is a project management tool that will help you organized. I don't know what I'd do without my Trello boards - I currently utilise two, one to manage my freelance marketing projects and another for High Flying Design.
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