Introducing DIY Design!

salutations

I have something exciting to introduce today!

Megan (A Barefoot Gal) and I are collaborating to create a series of tutorials on simple graphic design for beginner bloggers. We’re calling this series DIY Design!

DIY Design poster

I have Megan here with me today to talk about DIY Design! We’re going to go through a quick explanation of what we’ll cover in the series. 😀

M: We’ll be doing seven different posts in this series covering different topics such as fonts, combinations, and WordPress blog design. Even if you aren’t a beginner blogger, we’ll be sharing a few design resources that you might enjoy.

C: We hope that this series will help bloggers make their sites unique! If you’re excited for DIY Design, then please re-blog this post, share it on Pinterest, etc. 😀

M: Graphic design can be so fun, especially when there are so many different materials to use. With thousands of free fonts, clipart, and a good photo editor, you can design some really great graphics!

C: We’re going to do our best to focus on using products in our designs that you can get for free. It’s totally possible to have an awesome, self-designed blog for no cost at all!

M: And you can be unique too! The thing with free stuff is that everyone wants it. But thankfully, there are so many different materials out there to use. You don’t just have to design with PicMonkey’s overused fonts and graphics, you can find and download more unique materials.

C: We will strive to make our tutorials as simple and easy-to-understand as possible. Graphic design may sound complicated, but it’s really not hard. If something seems unclear to you, we’ll be happy to answer your questions!

M: We won’t be doing any code or HTML either, so don’t worry about that. 🙂

C: Our tutorials will be aimed at WordPress bloggers, though several of the tutorials will also work on other platforms like Blogger. In 5 days, the first post will be up on Megan’s blog. Be sure to check out her post on clipart! She will be going over how to use clipart in graphics and how to make your own clipart.

M: We will also be setting up an example blog. As we write posts for the series, we will further design the example blog using the tips we will post about. Hopefully, this will help you visualize it better (and maybe give you some more inspiration).

C: Please keep in mind that we are not professional graphic designers, and these tutorials are completely free. We’re going to do our best to use the things we’ve learned to help beginner bloggers learn graphic design!

M: We’ll be posting the topics on our blogs every week. Here is the schedule so you know who’s blog to go to when!

Week 1: Clipart @ A Barefoot Gal

Week 2: Fonts @ Clara’s Craft Corner

Week 3: Combinations @ A Barefoot Gal

Week 4: Free Photo/Clipart Resources @ Clara’s Craft Corner

Week 5: WordPress Design, Part 1 @ A Barefoot Gal

Week 6: WordPress Design, Part 2 @ Clara’s Craft Corner

C: Be sure to check back often at both of our blogs so you don’t miss any of the posts! 😀

Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to share this post if you’re excited about DIY Design!

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45 thoughts on “Introducing DIY Design!

  1. Thank you so much, Allison! 😀 And thanks for helping come up with ideas for it! We’re going to link to your PicMonkey posts in one of the tutorials. 🙂

    -Clara ❤

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