How to get free fonts feature

How to (Legally) Get Premium Fonts and Design Assets for Free

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. That means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using one of my links. But don’t worry, I only recommend products and services that I like and think you will find useful.

If you’re like me, you don’t have a lot of money to spend on premium fonts and design assets. The good news is, there’s an easy and legal way to get these fonts and files for free.

Most websites that sell fonts and other design assets offer their members free files just for signing up. And many of these sites change what is being offered for free monthly or evenly weekly.

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How to Make Simple Seamless Patterns in Illustrator

How to Make Simple Seamless Patterns in Illustrator

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to make simple background patterns in Adobe Illustrator. I use these seamless patterns for all of the social sharing graphics on my blog. You can follow along using your own blog colors, or pick your own color scheme.

Setting Up Your Document

Step 1.

Open up Illustrator and create a new 600px X 600px document.

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Why I Stopped offering services and Changed my Focus

Why I Stopped Offering Services and Changed the Focus of My Blog

About two years ago I decided to leave the world of web-design.

I was completely burned out on client work. And despite the fact that most of my clients were wonderful people, there were a few clients who made the whole process feel “not worth it.”

In all honesty, I floundered for around a year. I had no idea what to do with myself. So much of my personal identity was wrapped up in being A Designer. Then I read The Artist’s Way (not the actual book, but the Workbook). I gained clarity. I came up with a business plan that I believed would bring me happiness and a sense of purpose again.

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6 of the Most Overused Fonts and What to Use Instead

6 of the Most Overused Fonts and What to Use Instead

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. That means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using one of my links. But don’t worry, I only recommend products and services that I like and think you will find useful.

Last Monday I suffered from what I’m calling a computer malfunction, but the truth of the matter is I got a virus. My anti-virus was down for about an hour and in that time I managed to get a virus.

I want everyone to stop reading right now and make sure their anti-virus is up and running properly.

I tried everything to get rid of this virus, but what I ended up doing was reformatting my computer. I was able to fix the problem doing a nondestructive reformat – this means restoring your computer to the point that you bought it, but your files are not touched. So, while my files were safe (my clients can breathe a sigh of relief here), I lost all my fonts. If you’re a graphic designer or fontaholic like me, you can understand the emotional stress this caused me.

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5 Business Lessons We Can Learn from Breaking Bad

Five Business Lessons We Can Learn From Breaking Bad

I know this post is so 2008, and I’m a little late jumping on the Breaking Bad bandwagon, but I just binge-watched all five seasons.

Breaking Bad was more than an intense, roller-coaster ride of a television show. It was also a great learning resource for creating a new business from the ground up. Walter White was an amazing entrepreneur. And I think we can all learn a few things about running a business from watching him, and Jesse Pinkman, build their business from nothing.

(And consider this your disclaimer that EQ does not in any way endorse the making, selling or doing of drugs. So don’t do, sell or make drugs, kids. And in case you’re like me and are a little late watching Breaking Bad, I tried my best to not include any major spoilers, but I may have failed. )

I think the greatest and most important lesson that we can learn from Breaking Bad is:

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The Three Graphics Every Blog Post Needs

The Three Graphics Every Blog Post Needs

Today I’m going to let you in on my own little secret. I create only 3 graphics for every blog post for sharing across all social media platforms.

A while ago I wrote about the importance of having a great graphic for every blog post you publish, and now I’m going to show you:

The 3 Graphics Every Blog Post Needs for Sharing on Social Media

  1. 735 x 1100px for Google+ and Pinterest
  2. 1080 x 1080px for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Google+
  3. 1200 x 630px for Twitter, Facebook, and my Blog’s feature image.
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Love What You Do Printable

Download this Weeks Inspirational Printable: Love What You Do

Remember when I wrote about settings goals at the beginning of the month?

Setting up an Etsy shop to sell printables has been a dream of mine for just over a year now. This year I decided to switch things up and make it a goal. And as it turns out,

goals are achievable.

I’ve decided to celebrate my small success by giving a gift to you.

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How to Set Goals That You’ll Actually Accomplish

How to Set Goals That You’ll Actually Accomplish

Did you set any New Year’s Resolutions for your blog or business?

I think we all have some things we say at the beginning of the every year. Something like:

“This is my year.”
“New Year, New Me.”
“This is the year I will finally accomplish [that thing you’ve been saying at New Year’s for the past X amount of years]”

And we all need to stop.

Let 2016 be the year we set goals instead of making New Year’s Resolutions.

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How to Survive Your First Months of Blogging

How to Survive Your First Months of Blogging

Being the new kid on the blogosphere block can be really overwhelming and frustrating.

Whether you are just starting out or have been around for a little while (or you deleted your old blog and are starting over), you probably feel frustrated and overwhelmed. It always feels like everyone else is getting more hits, making more money, and doing it better than you.

If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time on Pinterest and inevitability at the beginning of every month (if you follow a lot of bloggers) your Pinterest starts to look like this:

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How to Make Your Facebook Cover Image Look Awesome on Mobile

How to Make Your Facebook Cover Image Look Awesome on Mobile

Have you ever seen a Facebook cover photo that looks amazing on your computer, but looks awful on mobile?


Please note: Facebook has changed how they display cover images and this information may be outdated.

I encountered this exact problem when creating the Facebook cover photo for the EQ page. I dove into making the image at the Facebook recommended dimensions of 851px by 315px. While my cover photo looked great on my computer, something was missing on mobile. And that something was about a quarter of my information that had been cropped off on either side.

Facebook cover image on desktop computer

Facebook cover image on mobile device with sides cropped offThis happens because the whole image isn’t displayed on mobile. Facebook displays the full height of the image but crops the sides to fit the much smaller mobile width. Plus the profile picture displays larger, obscuring even more of the cover image.

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