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    Design Trends For 2018

    Amanda Majorsky Design - Design Trends for 2018

    It is a new year! The start of the new year comes with so new trends that will be popping up in design. If you have been wanting to change things up for your brand and business this year add some design trends into your brand is a great way to do it. This can be the best way if you need a refresh for your brand and are unsure what to to do. Incorporating a new design element in your brand can add a little refresh without completely redoing your branding.

    *Please note, some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you for your support!

    Here are my top picks for design trends to use in your branding this year!

    1) Gradients

    They have made a comeback! I remember I used to use gradients a lot when I designed graphics back in high school circa 2008. Just like fashion, design trends always come back in style!

    Ways you can incorporate gradients into your brand:

    – Overlays! You can add gradient overlays on top of photos using your favorite photo editing app. It is a great way of adding your brand colors to a photo!

    – A gradient logo. I would suggest choosing a two-toned gradient in your brand colors and use that has a new variation of your logo.

    – You can find awesome gradients to match your brand color palette on Creative Market. It is my number one go to for my design resources.

    2) Photography

    This year will be all about photography and I agree its one of the best ways to get your brand noticed. Using photos make your brand more relatable to your customer and makes your brand more personable as well.

    Tips for incorporating photos into your branding:

    – Make sure to use photos that compliment your branding:

    – Do not take photos from google! This can be a copyright infringement. Make sure you are using free or buying your own stock photos. I like using both free and paid sites for stock photos. Some free sites I like to use Pexels and Kaboom Pics and paid sites I use are Adobe Stock and ShutterStock .

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    Where I Get My Design Inspiration From

    Where I Get My Design Inspiration | The First Step Of My Design Process | Amanda Majorsky Design

    The inspiration for my design work comes from many different outlets. I wanted to give you a behind the scenes of what inspires me when I am designing. It’s really all about the process and for me finding inspiration is the first and most important step in my design process. All of the following outlets help me get a running start before diving into the initial design.

    My Own Personal Style

    I would describe my design style as bold, simplistic, modern. In my personal brand contrasts darks and lights. This comes into play when I am designing, I tend to stick to my style with a little variation depending on the brand I’m designing for. This always adds a more personal touch to each brand I create with also showcasing my design style.

    Design Trends

    I always find myself in awe over the latest trends in the design world! Whether it’s a new style of icons to parallax websites (a style I’ve been dabbling in lately!). I get so much inspiration from seeing was is new and exciting! I try to implement these trends when I’m designing to keep my designs fresh!

    Social Media (Pinterest!)

    Every time before a begin a design I am scrolling through Pinterest to find inspiration! Its one of my favorite things to do! I have over 1000 pins of designs that inspire me and pin new ones on a weekly basis. Instagram is also another platform I find inspiration from, my feed is filled with design!

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    Starting A Blog | Sharing My Ideas

    Why start a blog?

    There are many reasons why I wanted to start a blog. The main reason is to share my thoughts and ideas on different areas I am passionate about. This blog will mainly be where I share my latest design work and provide resources and tips to help market your business. I also want this blog to be a place where I can share, my thoughts, ideas, and get on a more personal level with my readers and visitors.

    *Please note, some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you for your support!

    Another reason I wanted to start blogging is I really enjoy writing, it is definitely one of my stronger suits.

    My passion for writing began when I was in high school, I took a class where I wrote articles for my school magazine. I actually took the class because I wanted to design layouts for the magazine although I ended up writing articles instead.

    What I loved about the class is we got to come up with the topics and ideas for each issue ourselves. This really sparked my creativity because I became enthralled about what I was writing and felt connected to each topic. This experience definitely made me a stronger writer.

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