Jackie and I needed a logo for all of our new products and ebook at Hello, Strategies. So, I used what I always use to DIY my own graphics because I think I am a faux graphic designer (what for it...): PicMonkey!
I've blogged about my love for PicMonkey for years now - like my favorite fonts on PM, how to prepare photos for engineering prints, and my favorite, cloning out stuff you don't want in photos. I love PicMonkey so much that each year when my $25 paid subscription runs out, I email PM and kindly ask, since I blog so much about PM, would you be willing to offer me a free paid subscription? They have said yes twice now.
You can, by the way, use PM for free. I just like the paid subscription because then I can have access to all of the premium fonts and features.
It was a no-brainer for me, Jackie, and the Hello, Strategies logo. Use PicMonkey!
So, I did. Plus, I used two of my favorite fonts: Amatic Small Caps and Thirsty Script Bold. I could have a love affair with either or both of those fonts.
I also used PicMonkey to layout the colorful card fronts for both decks of cards. I love that the color palette on PM seems endless for designing and yet, I can be so specific about color choice.
I also created the artwork for our thank you postcard on PM. When you purchase one or more decks of cards or a wooden nickel bundle, you'll receive this fun postcard-sized artwork to hang on your bulletin board, fridge or computer. I don't want to give it all away, but there is a message from Jackie and I on the other side of this postcard.
Just when you think I can't make one more thing on PM, voila, all of the website graphics for Hello, Strategies were made on PicMonkey! Yep. Every. single. one. of. them. PicMonkey is that versatile.
Do I sound like a PicMonkey cult member? Yes. Do I think PicMonkey is easier to use than Photoshop, yet just as awesome for my needs? Absolutely. Do I think I will continue to use PicMonkey and evangelize it? Why, sure! That is, if you don't mind hearing more about my PM creations. Ha!
PicMonkey addicted, for sure,