Module 2 - All Things Creative

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SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING VIDEO EDITING & ADVERTISING REPUTATION MANAGEMENT SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION WORDPRESS WEBSITE BUILDING EMAIL & OFFICE APPS SKILLS BOOTCAMPS IN DIGITAL MARKETING INTRODUCING OUR SKILLS BOOTCAMPS Our Digital Marketing Skills Bootcamp is a 12 Week training programme that is designed to give start up and small businesses the practical digital marketing skills needed to succeed in the competitive digital markets of 2023 and beyond. Ours is the most flexible Skills Bootcamp in Digital Marketing with courses starting every week and it's FREE to most participants! READY TO SIGN UP? Ask your Business Advisor to refer you to the programme at: www.digitalskillshq.com/businessadvisors or email businessadvisors@thinkemployment.com learn all of these skills! WWW.DIGITALSKILLSHQ.COM 0800 058 4505
WHAT'S COVERED IN THIS MODULE? Introduction to Graphic Design Colour Theory Logo Considerations Canva Basics Creating Brand Guidelines (Canva) Part 1 WHY DOES YOUR BUSINESS NEED THIS? BUSINESS BENEFITS AND TAKE-AWAYS: VALUE IN £'S STERLING FROM THIS MODULE Brand Guidelines Part 1 Design for Social Design for Business Creating Brand Guidelines Part 2 (Canva) Feedback, Peer Review etc £900 Every business utilises aspects of Graphic Design and now it's more accessible than ever. We'll take you through using a user friendly creative suite that'll save you thousands in design costs for a range of materials like business cards, logos and your social media profiles. Logo Design Clear Brand Guidelines User Friendly Design Software Save Money on Design Costs Business Card Design Professional Representation WWW.DIGITALSKILLSHQ.COM 0800 058 4505

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AN INTRODUCTION TO TOPICS IN THIS BOOTCAMP MODULE GRAPHIC DESIGN WITH CANVA

As small business owners and entrepreneurs, we need to be able to wear several different hats, including that of marketers. Unlike big brands with in house designers, we need to be able to create the graphics we need for all the channels we run.

Creating this relevant and exciting visual content for blogs, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are time consuming and complex, especially without the appropriate knowledge, creative flair and what appears to be several different and expensive resources. Canva makes all this much more accessible!

Canva is a game changer when creating showstopping content on a shoestring, which is instrumental to small business owners who want to build their brand without breaking the bank! As we learnt in the previous unit, creating a brand is not just about creating a logo but creating our story and with a wealth of social media platforms at our disposal, Canva provides us with the tools we require to do just that

Throughout this unit, we are going to introduce you to Canva with its whole host of professional templates, images and content and give you the skills and knowledge required to use these to bring your products and service to life and put them in front of your customers.

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WHERE TO START COLOUR THEORY

As a small business owner with many things to consider, colour may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about your brand and branding. Different colours have different qualities. For example, brands like Audi, Apple and Chanel choose neutral colours like black and grey, often depicting premium or luxury.

You may, for example, have chosen the colour red for your product label. Have you considered that this colour creates a sense of urgency and increases appetite? Hence, it makes it a popular choice for many food chains Is this then still suitable for your product or service?

Colour affects the entire outcome of branding and advertising as consumers ' brains use colour to recognise products and the brands that make them Therefore, colour plays a much more significant role in influencing what customers purchase than you might think! Knowing the power of colour psychology will help you make better decisions whether you ' re a business owner, marketer, or consumer.

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MAKING THE BEST FIRST IMPRESSION LOGO DESIGN

As mentioned in the previous unit, your logo represents your brand but is not your brand

This module will examine colour, fonts, and logo design and how these portray your business' personality. Even small businesses need an identity, and as the saying goes, "You have one chance to create a first impression."

Your logo is a great way to make a first impression on potential customers. They will have plenty of time to get to know you better in the future but at the start, having a logo says a lot about your business

A business logo should be easy to recognise in small and large print

You want your customers to quickly recognise it, whether it's a social media advert on their phone, embroidered on a t shirt, or advertised on a billboard.

Your logo should be simple and not compete with those of other businesses. You don't want to launch an advertising campaign with something that customers confuse with a trademarked logo, as this could land your new business in legal hot soup before it even starts!

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KEEPING CONSISTENT BRAND GUIDELINES

This module will give you the knowledge required to build your brand style guide. A brand style guide or brand guideline is a rule book and instruction manual on how to communicate your brand.

You will create your guide in either a physical or digital booklet. This will lay out the visual details, include notes that reflect your company ' s voice, tone, and messaging, and make references and examples of what to do and not do.

Brand guidelines comprehensively cover a company ' s brand identity, including its:

Logos: full logos, secondary logos, and icons

Colour palette: primary and secondary colours

Typography: font styles, sizes, and spacing

Other imagery: photos, illustrations, and artwork

Voice and tone: how the brand uses language and emotion

Why are brand guidelines important?

Your brand style guide will ensure that your brand stays consistent no matter where it is used, generating familiarity and reliability, leading to brand loyalty with your customers

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WORKING ON YOUR WEBSITE

Do you need a website for your business? Then this is the module for you! WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) which allows you to host and build websites. It is a great place to start if you are a newbie to web design, specifically built for blogging and website development. It is also super SEO friendly (more on SEO in a later module) and includes comments, tagging, links and hyperlink management, and content categorisation. WWW.DIGITALSKILLSHQ.COM 0800 058 4505
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