Resources

 

All the tools, resources, and places of inspiration you need as a creative!

 
 
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books

How to Style Your Brand
by Fiona Humberstone

Brand it Beautiful
by Fiona Humberstone

#Girlboss
by Sophia Amoruso

She Means Business
by Carrie Green

Big Magic
by Elizabeth Gilbert

Bloom
by Estée Lalonde

Ego is the Enemy
by Ryan Holiday

Present Over Perfect
by Shauna Niequist

Capture Your Style
by Aimee Song


admin

Square
Super intuitive payment processor with quick deposits!

Dropbox
For cloud based file storage + sharing

Slack
For team communications

ConvertKit
For email + newsletter management

Leadpages
For pop-up opt-ins + landing pages

Xero
For billing, accounting + book-keeping


process

Calendly
For booking meetings + calls

Toggl
Free time tracking for projects

 

Dubsado
For all things process, project + client management

Asana
For project management



education 

Shareworthy Design
Jamie of Spruce Road provides the most insane value in her freebies alone, so you can only imagine what the paid content is like! Shareworthy Design is the ultimate process and organisation resource for brand and web designers.

Mindspo
One of the most valuable lessons I learned in 2017 was how to harness the power of mindfulness and meditation. Mindspo, to me, is the single most essential course you need to take ASAP. Use code 'bylucinda' for 20% off!

Squarespace Design Guild
For all things Squarespace Design, Development and Business

Custom CSS for Squarespace
From Meg at Squarespace Design Guild, learn the pillars of custom development within SS!

Brand it Beautiful
A beautiful course to compliment your existing branding process by Paige Schmidt

Brand Scratchpad
Get to roots of your brand's intention with Drop Cap Design's Brand Scratchpad

Pinfinite Growth
Expand your reach and KILL the Pinterest game with Melyssa Griffin


social media

Buffer
Scheduling Facebook + Twitter

PinGroupie
For finding group boards on Pinterest

Tailwind
Pinterest scheduling

Planoly
Instagram scheduling


creative

Colorzilla
A Chrome extension for grabbing any hex colour from any web page

Full Page Screen Capture
A Chrome extension for taking screenshots of entire web pages - perfect for your portfolio!

Adobe Creative Cloud
For graphic design, video editing, photo editing, wireframe mockups, PDF + eBook design

Canva
For quick + easy graphic design


Got any recommendations? 

Let me know if I'm missing something golden by tweeting @eilevatide!