Quick Links to Each Design Generator
Choosing fonts and colors.
I think it’s the bane of any blogger’s existence. At least the ones without a graphic design background (95% of them!).
This is why I wanted to take a minute to tell you about THREE amazing design generators that is honestly a total game-changer for any blogger.
Even I use them at times!
Guys, I’m telling you right now that design does NOT have to be hard or paralyzing and once you have your brand set up, it’s easy from there because you’re going to use the same logo, fonts, and colors for all your projects. After all, that’s the best way to get brand consistency!
So let’s jump right in because I want to tell you how these three FREE tools are going to help you select the perfect color every time, pair fonts like a boss, and generate you the perfect logo.
Color Palette Generator: Coolors.co
First, you go to coolors.co and click on “generate” (top right). Then, you can either hit the space bar and start generating colors, OR you can input a color or two into the spaces provided. For this example, I’ll use one of my brand colors.
You can also click on “alternative shades” to play with different variations of a single color and use the drag button to reposition the ones that you like.
Once you have the color palette you want, make sure to make note of the hex codes so you can use them in your design programs for a consistent color palette.
Also, if you’re more of a visual learner, check out this video on choosing colors that I did in my Facebook group!
Generate Font Pairings: FontJoy
The free font generator Font joy is an amazing site that lets you pair FONTS in the same way that Coolors.co let’s you generate color palettes. Pretty amazing right?
Ok, let’s jump in..
To start, you can either click on ‘Generate’ or choose a starting font.
Since we love the ‘Poppins’ font, we’ll use that as a baseline for our font combination generator instead of starting from scratch.
You’ll be able to search for fonts or choose from other suggested fonts with just a few clicks.
The order of fonts will appear from most to least like the selected font.
Once you select your FIRST font, you’ll be directed back to the original screen.
This is where you can lock in your selection, similar to coolors.co (as shown below).
Then, click on ‘Generate’ to view the suggested font pairings.
If you notice one you like but want to check out any variations, click the search button again.
Like before, you’ll be shown similar fonts that pair well together from most to least similar. This gives you a great jumping-off point because all of these will pair well.
Keep generating font pairings until you find the combination you love. Click on the name of the font to open it up and download it from Google Fonts.
Just to clarify, these fonts are FREE to download from Google fonts.
If using a program like Adobe, you’ll need to install the font on your computer, and you’re all set.
This font generator is by FAR our favorite tool for new bloggers. Font pairings can be such a headache, especially when they all start to blend together.
Logo Maker: LogoJoy
This is NOT the be all end all of logos for sure. However, if you are just starting out and need a jumping off point then it’s a great tool to use!
First, you’ll input your blogs name.
After you have your blog name, Logo Joy will prompt you to let them know what your “industry” is about. Just put the general topic of your blog.
Next, it’s going to ask you to pick some logos that you like.
You can choose as many as you want, but you must choose at least 5. It’s going to generate logos for you based on which ones you select, so take a little time looking at them.
Just simply click on the ones you like. You’ll notice a checkmark appear in the top left corner of the box.
Next, you’ll choose the colors you like. This isn’t SUPER important because honestly I just use this program to get ideas, then recreate it in Canva or another design program so I can use my brand colors 🙂
After you’ve selected the logos and colors you like, you can add up to 5 symbols. It’s going to ask you if you want them to suggest symbols or if you want to browse the entire collection. For this example, I chose “Make Suggestions”. Then I searched through the database after looking at the symbols they suggested based on my topic.
When I clicked on “Make Suggestions”, this is the screen that popped up. You’ll be able to select 5 symbols that you like. I ended up searching a few different keywords other than just “design”. I searched “creative” and “blogging” too– words I felt described my brand.
You can search anything that has to do with your blog and get some ideas for graphics. Obviously, if you are recreating this in another program you might want to consider purchasing a clipart graphic from Creative Market or Design Bundles instead.
Side note: Remember, it’s against Canva TOS to use their clipart in logos.
You’ll need to purchase your own from Creative Market or Design Bundles. Make sure it’s in PNG format so that you can upload it to Canva. Another option is hiring someone from Upwork to create a custom illustration for you, it’s not as expensive as you think!
Lastly, it’s going to generate some logo options. Again, use this as a jumping off point! You can either save one that you like or recreate it in the design program of your choosing!
See what I mean about not all of them being winners? But hey, it’s better than a blank screen, right?
Consider what you like and what you DON’T like about each one and go from there!
Use these design generators to make design a little easier.
We spend so much time fine-tuning our products, sales pages, and funnels that having design generators completely removes the stress of color palettes and font pairings is a total game-changer.
Building a brand is one of the hardest parts of starting a blog. You need to make sure your color palette resonates with your ideal reader.
You need to ensure your font pairings complement not only each other but your color palette as well.
And you need a strong logo to be the foundation of your brand identity. We know what it’s like to spend days, if not weeks designing the perfect logo, only to scrap it and start over a month or two later.
That’s why we created The Five-Minute Brand. Finally, design a brand you love in just minutes with 40 complete brand kits to choose from.
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