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Design Tools for Dummies

The design world can be super intimating if you’re just starting out. With social media becoming so over-populated with posts, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. Whether you’re designing for a work account or putting something together for your personal account it can be hard to figure out where to begin. Instagram has become so popular with stories with different graphics and designs that if you’re not using design tools, then your story is just boring. Photoshop and InDesign aren’t always the easiest tools unless you have hours to watch “how-to” videos so we’ve pulled together three easy-as-can-be design tools that will help you.


Canva app is one of the easiest design tools out there; whether you are using it for presentations, social media graphics, newsletters or even business cards. Canva offers thousands of beautiful layouts and all you have to do is change the text and your own photos. There are so many to choose from and you don’t just have to use it for social media.


HypeType app is perfect for social media graphics. If you’re wanting to add some flare to your Instagram stories than this tool is for you. It allows you to make animated graphics perfect for stories. You can add flashy text that says “New Post” or upload several saved projects to make a full story. It’s great new content that adds some umph to the everyday views.


The Unfold app makes customizing graphics simple. The app offers a wide variety of fonts, backgrounds and other alternative elements that are readily available and easy to use. You can choose from many different layouts that create beautiful and engaging stories for Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook. The layouts are limited, but you can change them up.

Creativity is key when it comes to design and these three apps help you stand out. What’s best is that all three of these apps are free! Even if you don’t have a creative side these apps are so simple to use it’s almost impossible not to come up with something! With social media growing everyday you’ve got to keep up with design.

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