Something Big Is Coming Up

Yesterday, I started working on a mini-course for Glorify that I’m going to give away as a bonus to those who sign up for Glorify.

I’ve just completed the outline and am about to start working on the videos.

I’m considering giving it away either as a bonus or as an email series spread across 12 days.

Or maybe I’ll do both.

It will be free for people who already have Glorify but aren’t sure how to design anything, so it’s geared toward complete beginners. It will also be a bonus for those who are thinking about getting Glorify but haven’t taken the plunge yet.

So, I’m planning to create a page with an opt-in form. People will enter their email and be automatically redirected to another page that says something like this:

“Thanks for signing up! The first video in the 12-part series is on its way to your mailbox. I hope you provided the correct email address so you don’t miss it.

While you’re waiting for the first video to arrive, please note that you’ll need access to the Glorify design tool to follow along.

I know it’s obvious, but just making sure you know that it’s about Glorify (my favorite design tool) and that you’ll need access to it to follow along.

Lucky you, I’m giving away all my bonuses on this page. You can grab them if you haven’t gotten Glorify yet.

If you already have Glorify, then head over to your mailbox and enjoy the first video in the 12-part series.

The subject line will be:

Glorify 101 – 1/12: Getting to Know Glorify

I’m going to walk you through it, help you navigate, show you my favorite features, and give you access to my color palettes and other resources.


Then, let’s go!”

I think this is not bad. There is obviously a better way to write such a message, but for now, just to move on and publish it as soon as possible, I’ll leave it the way it is.

Once it’s up, I’ll test it against another version or, based on feedback, change it, rewrite it, add a few things, or do whatever else needs to be done until I write a message that resonates with people and prompts them to take action.

But as I’m saying, for now, it’s alright.

What do you think?

Do you have a better idea?

Is there anything I should include?

Let me know in the comments section.

How I’m Doubling Down and Eliminating Distractions (1 July Update)

Alright, here’s the game plan for the second half of the year:

  • Double down on what’s already killing it.
  • Cut out the junk.
  • Amp up the quality of what’s already out there.

    Case in point:

    • My offer for Glorify needs a slick new pitch.
    • The Glorify template website needs a serious facelift.
    • The Giant Swipe File library of magazine ads? It’s moving to Carrd!

    The offer, even though it’s free, needs to hit harder for a specific crowd. I want this resource to be respected, useful, and invaluable — not something that collects dust.

    Beyond that, I’ll be cranking out updates, maintaining, and cooking up new content for my personal blog.

    I’m also gonna let you peek behind the curtain into my “work/design life” with graphic design videos that show you how I craft killer content, ads, and flyers.

    Expect a treasure trove of tips on how to craft stunning images with simple tools like Glorify and more.

    These are gonna be no-nonsense, silent videos where I capture the magic as it happens.

    You’ll be able to grab the templates and do whatever you want with them.


    Last week, I stumbled on something that knocked my socks off.

    Ever heard of Martijn Doolaard and his jaw-dropping videos? If you haven’t, drop everything and sprint over to his YouTube channel. His videos are nothing short of spectacular!

    I’ve seen a ton of videos, but this is on a whole different level. I haven’t been this fired up and inspired in a long time.

    What gets me pumped, besides the breathtaking locations and the idea of living a simpler, more fulfilling life, is the sheer quality of his content.

    The storytelling is on another planet. The way he shoots his videos — the framing, the angles, the overhead shots, the colors, every tiny detail, including the sound and music in the background — made his videos my go-to whenever I’m overwhelmed, stressed, and need a breather.

    Even though it’s not about graphic design, making money online, or business in general, I’ve pulled dozens of business lessons from it.

    More importantly, it’s a wake-up call that one day we’re gonna be burried under the ground. Watching Martijn chase his dream is more than just inspiring.

    Alright, enough chit-chat. Time to get back to work.

    Here’s what’s on the plate for this week…

    Why Daydreaming is Ruining Your Creativity

    Three months ago, I was lying in bed dreaming about this moment.

    I kept telling myself, “One day, I’ll wake up and the holidays will be here.”

    Fast forward to two months before the holiday, and I was cursing under my breath, thinking, “Damn, it’s still two months away.”

    One month before the holiday, the excitement started bubbling up, but it still felt so far off.

    And now, here I am, one day before the holiday, sitting here, marveling at how fast time flies.

    Strange, isn’t it?

    So, why am I telling you this?

    Well, there are two big lessons here.

    First, never underestimate the power of being present. And second, savor every damn moment you’ve got on this spinning rock we call home.

    If you’re always stuck in your head, daydreaming about the future, you’ll miss out on the present. You’ll miss the magic happening around you right now.

    It could be anything…

    The most obvious is quality time with your loved ones. But it’s also about appreciating nature, your personal growth, seizing spontaneous opportunities, and finding joy in simple pleasures like a good conversation.

    And here’s a big one for me: creativity and inspiration. You don’t want to be walking around with your head in the clouds, missing out on all the amazing stuff happening around you. Especially when it comes to drawing inspiration from your surroundings.

    You’d be amazed at how the smallest things can spark a brilliant idea. Like a piece of trash on the side of the road inspiring a flyer design for a cleaning company.

    Or seeing a woman cleaning her window sparking a series of ads about the importance of washing your gear after a mountain bike ride, selling everything from power washers to cleaning cloths.

    In other words, don’t miss out on those small details you can only catch when you’re fully present.

    Tune your antenna. You’ll find that coming up with new ideas becomes a breeze.

    And if you need a powerful tool to turn your ideas into content that grabs attention and brings in new subscribers, here’s your best bet…

    P.S. Did you know there’s a goldmine of extra cash waiting for you? It’s just sitting there, ripe for the picking, through tools like Glorify, Systeme, ThriveCart, and thousands of other amazing platforms as an affiliate.

    If you’re already using any of the tools on my handpicked list designed to save you time, why not sign up as an affiliate? Get your link and create something of real value to offer people signing up through your link.

    They’ll love you for it.

    You’ll make some serious cash.

    Anyway, just saying.

    If you wanna learn more about it, here is where to go…

    9-5 Jobs, My Take On How To Become Independent…

    Don’t care which job it is—hairdresser, call center, office jobs, postman, cleaner, caregiver, waitress—most of them were designed to make you a slave.

    They turn you into a worker bee, shut you up, and condition you to become less and less independent.

    In fact, the biggest enemy for the government is your independence.

    They want you to work for minimum wage, doing something that has no meaning. The fewer questions you ask, the better.

    Unless you enjoy that, why not chase something you’re really passionate about?

    And if you have no idea what your passion is right now, don’t beat yourself up…

    Perhaps these tips can help…

    Read books about successful people for an hour a day to open your mind to new possibilities.

    Join online groups where passionate people hang out, and see what they are talking about.

    Turn yourself into a big sponge to absorb all the ideas you don’t even know exist right now.

    In my opinion, the best place to find unlimited ideas is

    There are thousands of magazines about any kind of passion or subject you can imagine, sometimes even the most ridiculous things you would never think of. All profitable, all tested ideas.

    One thing you can be sure of is that, once it is in the magazine, it is profitable. Businesses pay crazy money to have their ads displayed. The subjects in the magazines, for example “knitting,” are profitable niches. People spend money in those niches. So, look at the ads. Look at the headlines and see if that’s something for you.

    Remember, you can become an expert in anything you want.

    The funny thing is that you don’t even have to become an expert, you just have to be one step ahead of the person reading or watching your content.


    Another great place is

    There are courses—from knitting to becoming an expert real estate agent. See if there is something you like and can imagine doing. is another one, especially the category section. There are hundreds of products in any niche you can think of. Is there a niche you like?

    The best-selling items on are also a great example where you can tap into unlimited ideas.

    And so… pick something that’s closest to your heart and go fully into it.

    Read books about the subject, join courses, and learn from people who are a few steps ahead of you. Keep learning until you become an expert yourself and can share your knowledge with others.

    Create your own following on Instagram or Facebook like Jess did in the knitting niche.

    She lost her job and had no idea what she was going to do next. It took her four months to discover that knitting is something she likes and would like to learn about. She also found that there are thousands of women wanting to learn about knitting. So, every time she learned something, she shared it on her Instagram page along with her opinions about it and photos and videos of her knitting.

    In less than six months of consistently posting on her Instagram page, she built a following of over one hundred thousand followers who hang on to everything she posts. Now, two years later, she has her own course about knitting and is considered the number one knitting expert in the niche—making six figures a year selling her course, earning money from advertising, and so on.

    Now, the question is, would any of that have happened if she had pursued the traditional way of finding a full-time job and slaving her time for minimum wage?

    Probably not.

    She would have had no time and energy and most likely would have ended up just dreaming about what it would be like to be independent and have time for herself… like most of us do.

    Because having freedom in life is the best thing EVER!

    You know that.

    I know that….

    …and so, find your passion and pursue it!

    Chase your dreams until you don’t have to go to sleep to dream about them.

    To learn about the number one strategy to make it all happen, follow the link below.

    I hope this message helped.

    All the best,


    Heard of This Font?

    A few days ago, I stumbled upon a beautiful font.

    You know when you look at an advertisement and can’t help but wonder, “What the hell is this font?”

    And the more you look at it, the more you like it…

    Well, that’s exactly what happened to me the other day.

    I took a screenshot of the headline (by the way, this font is perfect for headlines, titles, and news-style ads) where you need a font that screams, “Look at me, I’m here!” and will help you keep that attention.

    It’s bold and it stands out.

    It’s something you can’t miss when you stumble upon it.

    Not too different from getting smacked with a hammer right in your face.

    Anyway, after I took the screenshot, I went to find out what it is using tools like “whatthefont” from MyFonts, and it spat out a few options.

    After digging into it with a magnifying glass, I finally found out what font it is… and it was none other than,


    It’s part of Adobe Fonts.

    It’s expensive, and you probably won’t own it until you’re a hundred percent in love with it and want this font to be your main font.

    Here, I wanted to show you how I used in my recent design.

    So… What do you think?

    I also used Montserrat for the subheading.

    Do you like it?

    Rolling Into Monday With A New Movie Poster Designed In Glorify

    …which actually begs the question.

    Can you design movie posters in Glorify?

    The simple answer is yes, but keep in mind that Glorify was not designed to handle heavy use of layers, textures, or gradients.

    Masking in Glorify is non-existent.

    In other words, it ain’t Photoshop!

    Working with multiple layers can be a challenge, especially when you’re trying to cover parts of the image that you don’t want to see. Sometimes it requires stacking up layers in a specific way to get the desired outcome…

    …which means it’s gonna be a long day for ya if that’s what you need.

    For that kind of work, by all means, go to Photoshop. In Photoshop, you’ve got other tools like clipping masks and so on, making it easier to design movie posters.

    But anyway… even though Glorify wasn’t designed for such things, it’s still a great tool to use to design anything you want, especially if you have zero design skills.

    In fact my favorite design tool…

    If you’re intetested and want to check it out, you can try it for 7 days for free.

    Here is where to go:

    All the best…


    Killer Design Looks Using Textures

    One of my favorite things to do when I’m designing a flyer for adventure-related content, sports, music events, or whatever, is to use textures.

    These textures could be anything from dirt, grunge, grain, paper cuts, noise, dust, gritty-grainy, concrete, gravel, or film textures.

    They give the design a completely different look.

    For example, take the project I worked on yesterday:

    Here is a render without the texture:

    To my eye, the design looks naked.

    Now, look at the design with the texture. Actually, two textures stacked on top of each other.

    Totally different.

    Now it looks more like a movie poster…

    Well, it could be one if I added a few key elements.


    What I’m suggesting here is that you use textures to add more character to your overall design.

    #32 Rise Up – Glorify Instagram Template

    Actually more of a flyer, but still a design that you can easily turn into an Instagram social media post or Facebook cover if that’s what you’re after.

    Or shall I do it for you?

    If yes, then hit me up. Send me an email with your request, your name, and what exactly you want.

    Just keep in mind that I might charge you somewhere between 20-50 EUR for the custom work.

    If that’s something you’re interested in, let me know.

    Other than that, you can grab this design, change the style, text, colors, size, and pretty much do whatever you want with it.

    What you can’t do is claim it as your work. Also, you can’t upload it anywhere and sell it.

    Still want it?

    Okay, here it is…

    #31 Enhancing Product Images In Glorify… (New Template Coming Up)

    How do you go from this…

    …a simple photo of a product to something more presentable, something spicier and worth people’s attention?

    …to something like this?

    Well, I’m glad you asked, because what I’m about to show you will help you boost your product images like nothing else.


    Use contrast in your images.

    Do you see the rectangle and how the color stands out?

    Well, this is for a reason. If you were to remove the rectangle, there would be nothing to draw your eyes to. It works like an anchor. It makes the product pop from the background.

    It makes it easier to see what this image is all about. Plus, the color is bright, making the whole image stand out.

    But anyway…

    Now that you know, what are you going to do with this information?

    All the best…


    P.S. If you want the project file (as a template) to expand on it, turn into something even more beautiful and powerful, then by all means grab it here.

    For now, I’m giving it away for free… When it’s a full blown template with all the bells and whistles, I might charge for it.

    Day 30 – The END of the Glorify Challenge Template

    WOW! The last day of the 30-day Glorify Templates Challenge is now coming to an end…

    To finish it off in style, I designed this beautiful flyer.

    If you’re into bold, grungy, rugged-style designs and looking to present your products or services in a powerful way, then this flyer might be for you.

    You can simply replace the placeholders with images of your products, change the text, and call it a day.

    It’s up to you…


    If you’re interested, here’s where you can grab it…

    Now let me say this…

    What this design challenge taught me is this:

    It isn’t about perfection.

    Creating a flow that works is more important.

    Publish, publish, and keep publishing.

    Satisfaction is in the process.

    Less is more…

    And finally, even with limited time, 1-2 hours a day, you can do a lot…

    …which turns out to be another reason I wanted to start this challenge.

    I wanted to push myself and see if I could wake up earlier or stay up late in the evening, cut all the excuses, quiet my mind, and just do it.

    And it turns out that I can…

    I’m feeling great right now…


    Tomorrow, I’m going to sort all the templates and prepare them for bulk download in case you’re interested.

    Last thing before I let you go…

    Thanks for being part of it.

    Catch you tomorrow…

    Day 29 – Glorify Templates – Wild Swimming Template

    Before the internet, as a kid, I used to sit down and imagine.

    Heavily influenced by my surroundings and the things I observed, I got into drawing.

    I never questioned my ability to draw; I drew because I loved it.

    I couldn’t care less about who was going to like it or anything like that.


    I drew because it made me feel good.

    Nowadays, it’s the same thing. When I design, I design because it makes me feel good. I get sooooo into it that sometimes I completely lose track of time and forget to take a break. Like a kid, I’m playing, experimenting, and developing a feel for the design…

    …and it’s in that process I find myself.

    So, don’t just do things because someone else told you to. Find a true passion, something that makes you feel alive.

    That’s what it’s all about…

    At least in my opinion.


    If you want today’s Glorify template, influenced by my travels across New Zealand while swimming in the most pristine waters New Zealand has to offer and my favorite time of my life, here is where to download it.

    Day 28 – Glorify Templates – Magazine Cover Art

    If you’ve been following me for a while, you know how important it is to have your own swipe file.

    I keep reminding you to collect ads like a broken record… but it’s something I believe you should pay attention to if you want to design better images.

    If you’re selling a product (I don’t care what it is), magazine ads are your friend because the designers who create them have figured out how to keep you engaged and make you take action.

    If this wasn’t the case, these magazines would NOT survive.

    So, by all means, pay attention to them, study them, and find out what strategies they use to get you or your customers interested enough to buy.

    That’s my message to you…

    It has been invaluable to me…

    …a resource everyone should have!

    But anyway…

    If you like this Glorify template (day 28), you can go to the link below and download it for free.

    See what you can do with it…

    Expand on it…

    Turn it into something cool.

    Use it for social media.

    The only thing you can’t do is sell it as it is.

    Just to remind you… You’re NOT allowed to resell any of my Glorify templates in any way, shape, or form.

    You can use it to boost your own products, increase your engagement on social media, or create jaw-dropping images to bring more sales to your business, but NOT to sell my templates in any template libraries, directories or whatever – paid or free.

    Is that clear?

    The reason I’m saying this is because there are people who don’t respect it. These scumbags steal content, designs, and art, claiming them as their own… and you know what happens to people like that once it’s determined they stole something of value?

    Their hands get chopped off!

    Like in the recent example in South Africa. The thief’s hands were cut off because he stole from a mob.

    Or the lady who claimed the photographs she downloaded from a professional photographer were her own… she was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison.

    So watch out…

    Respect others’ work.

    And don’t steal!

    Here is the today’s Glorify template

    Day 27 – Glorify Templates – Fitness Template

    This morning, I had a little glitch in Glorify. Lost a project I worked on for 2 hours and couldn’t recover it.

    It disappeared like a passing cloud after a heavy storm… gone, just like that.

    Why am I sharing this with you?

    Because, in that moment, I had an overwhelming urge to throw my laptop out the window, unsubscribe from Glorify, and never, ever mention it again.

    But then, I remembered my time in Africa…in a small village called Lirangwe in Malawi. Just me, breathtaking landscapes, and a handful of villagers. No electricity. No running water. Six months of roughing it.

    And in that instant, as if by magic, I felt a wave of calm wash over me.

    Why am I stressing so much?

    I put my laptop back on the table, grateful I hadn’t smashed it to pieces.

    After cooling off, I sat back down and design the template again.

    And guess what?

    This time, it worked!

    Before it hits the Glorify marketplace, you can download it right here…

    P.S. When the Glorify 30 day challenge is finished… now it’s day 27, I’ll come back to these templates and add to it – make it a hell of bundle. But for now I’m sharing it with you the way it is. Enjoy

    Day 26 – Glorify Templates – Guide/Book Design

    I may look like an ad…

    A bit sneaky, perhaps secretive…

    But you know what?

    I convert like crazy!

    I have been designed with conversion in mind.

    Simple but powerful!

    If you would like to download me into your Glorify account, I’m available as a template.

    Click the link below…

    P.S. It could also be turned into a download page. Let’s say that you’re giving away a free guide and have an opt-in form on your page. People sign up for the free guide and are automatically redirected to a page that looks like this, where they can download the guide.

    With it’s a piece of cake


    Catch you tomorrow

    Libor Designer

    Day 25 – Glorify Templates – Instagram Template For Digital Nomads

    I just found out that in a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.

    I don’t know where the story came from, but it’s bullshit… just like some of you believe that working from the beach is the best thing ever.

    Have you ever tried it?

    Wait until the wind picks up and your laptop sucks in all the sand particles.

    It’s a nightmare to clean out.

    Or the heat of the sun grills you.

    Or when you try to read your emails, but the screen is so reflective that you can’t see anything.

    Not to mention that sooner or later, it gets old and you would rather have a quiet place where you can work without any distractions.

    It’s fun at the beginning, don’t get me wrong, but what most people don’t realize is that those details, if you’re not 100% sure about this lifestyle, can make you miserable.

    Just something to think about so that you don’t fall into the trap.

    Give it a shot and see for yourself.

    It isn’t as great as most people think.

    Anyway, today’s template was inspired by my travels around New Zealand and meeting with REAL digital nomads sharing their thoughts about living and working on the road.

    Feel free to change it.

    The fonts used in this project are:

    Oswald Bold

    Archivo Narrow

    Here is where to download it…

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