Tips, tricks & resources
Resources, tips & tricks to help you level up your admin, systems & processes!
Using Text Variables in InDesign
Text variables are a super powerful InDesign feature that allow you to define text based on its context. Page numbers are a basic example of how a text variable works. But you can also set up text variables for all sorts of custom elements. My favourite way to use...
How to write brand guidelines – the basic inclusions and the extras!
Learn how to write your own brand guidelines and the basics you need to include. Plus download my real-life examples of brand guidelines to inspire you!
Using Adobe Acrobat Sign to get e-signature from clients
Want to get your clients to sign documents electronically but haven't got around to investing in (and setting up!) a CRM, proposal app or e-signing software? If you have Adobe Creative Cloud, a super easy (and cheap) way to request electronic signatures is with Adobe...
Use Photoshop’s content-aware tool to extend a background
Here's a little photoshop hack to extend an image background using Photoshop's content-aware tool. It's super nifty... content-aware detects your foreground elements, then allows you to stretch your background whilst leaving everything else intact. Such a time saver!
5 tips for getting clients to pay
Tell me if this sounds familiar… You just created the perfect design for a client. You nailed the brief and the client is happy. You shoot off an invoice and then you wait. And then you wait some more. The invoice is now well overdue and you don’t know what to do...
Force ya browser to ask where to save your downloads
Ever felt overwhelemed by downloads folder chock-a-block full of files? This sneaky hack allows you to choose where to save each and every file you download. The five seconds extra it takes has saved me so much time and headspace since I discovered it 12 months ago....
How to manage scope creep in your design projects
We’ve all had the client that just thought of a ‘tiny little thing’ they’d like you to add to their project. But that turned into two. Which turned into seventeen…Say hello to scope creep! If you’ve been a creative freelancer for even a second, I’m sure you’re more...
Sort Ya Systems!
Do you constantly think or worry about the admin side of your design business? Are you always feeling flustered and like things could (or should) be easier? Do you feel overwhelmed by your never-ending to-do list?
It’s time to Sort Ya Systems! A step-by-step guide to establishing your design processes.
In this 25 minute workshop, we’ll run through the initial steps to setting up your design biz systems and processes. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a plan of action and a clear path forward.
You’ll also get the Design Admin Roadmap. We’ll use this worksheet during the workshop to help map out your design admin templates. With your design admin road mapped, you can start setting up and automation your customised system today!