Resources

Here are some of the products and services that I use in my business. I will soon be posting some free downloads as well!

*Some of the links on this page are affiiliate links which means I will earn a small commission on purchases at no additional cost to you.

Graphic Design & Stock Photos & Graphics

Adobe Creative Suite
Chances are good that you already know Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are considered the gold standard for designers.  Not everyone will need the entire suite but I do highly recommend Photoshop to make file preparation easier. Personally, I do most of my work in Illustrator and then save it in Photoshop.

Adobe Stock
I love Adobe Stock for stock photography and illustration! It intergrates so nicely with the rest of the suite. I can search for an image, preview it with my design, and license it without ever leaving Illustrator. Plus, my licensed images are always easy to access when I want to use them again. Stock photography is great for blog headers, pinterest pins, and other marketing.

Canva
This is a great resource for free templates for everything from Facebook posts to Instagram, not to mention business cards and posters. If you need help creating those important marketing graphics, Canva can definitely help!

Creative Market
Textures, and brushes, and fonts, oh my! Creative Market is an amazing place to get design tools to bring your creations to the next level. Best of all? The items in the market were created by independent artists (like you!).

Organizational Tools & Planners

Goals & Planning Spreadsheet
This spreadsheet from Megan Minns is perfect for making goals and crafting a plan to acheive them. It’s really helped me to stay focused on the big picture.

Wunderlist
This FREE to-do list app is perfect for helping you keep track of every task you need to remember. Access your list from any device and feel the satisfaction of a job well done when you check something off.

Webhosting

BlueHost
I use BlueHost with WordPress for my website. I found it super easy to set up and get started. With plans as low as $32.95 a month, you won’t be investing too much either. BlueHost is reliable and supportive.

CLASSES & Learning Opportunities

Skillshare
I really geek out about learning especially when it comes to improving my art skills and my business. Skillshare offers over 17,000 classes to help you continue your education. You can try it FREE for 1 month through my link. There are also money making opportunities here should you choose to become a teacher and share your own knowledge!