Day 15 – Glorify Templates – travel-Stories

Back in the day, when I was starting with graphic design, I learned something important…

I worked on a flyer that turned out to be a big pile of mess.

What I had on my canvas could easily be described as bird vomit.

I had…

Three different fonts…

Color palettes that didn’t go well together…

My layout was all over the place.

I used way too many graphics.

And as I kept adding different graphics to it, it became unclear what the whole message was all about.

Just as I said…

…A PILE OF MESS!

I left it alone for a few days and started searching online for what I was doing wrong.

I stumbled upon a video that explained one very important thing I had missed.

It hit me like a sledgehammer over the head…

I GOTTA MAKE IT SIMPLE!

This is when I realized that less is more.

And it completely changed the way I design today, where my focus is and how important it is to have one clear message throughout the whole design.

Because here’s the thing…

Cluttered design will distract your viewer, follower, or potential customer…

Have too much on your canvas and they won’t understand what you’re trying to say…

More than two calls to action result in no action taken almost every time.

And so…. have a clear vision, know what the message is… and make sure it’s clear and easy to understand.

Hope this helps…

If you’re interested in this Glorify template and would like to grab it, you can do so by going to the link below.

https://designwithglorify.com/b/travel-stories

Day 13 – Glorify Templates – Quit Your 9-5

You see, most people spend their entire lives working for someone else, even though they absolutely hate it.

You hear them complain almost every day.

But then, they do nothing about it.

They come home and spend the rest of the day watching TV or playing games. And like this, it goes on for 20, 30, even 40 years until they retire and wonder what the hell happened to their life.

So, how do you stop this self-destructive cycle that’s literally killing people?

You do NOT want to wait until you retire to start living, or do you?

There are opportunities on every corner.

Take the strategy from the 7-Day Shift course as an example.

Literally, in 7 days or less, you can start a small affiliate business online, recommending high-ticket products (products that you love), build a following on social media, and earn a percentage from the purchases your die-hard followers make.

And then, if you’re like me or thousands of people who went through this course, watch the sunset with a beer in your hand while listening to waves crashing on the shore. Or have enough time to hike, cycle, play ping pong, skate, shoot arrows, chill on your favorite sofa, and do nothing if that’s what you desire.

I’m not exaggerating.

This is what happens when you have automations in place… which you’ll learn about in this interesting 7-day course.

Grab it here and see for yourself.

I believe in this project so much that I started designing all kinds of content for social media, but also high-converting funnels in Systeme.io to help beginners start now and make it even more easier than it already is and so, today, I’m including these Instagram story posts, which I now offer as templates for you to grab, quickly adjust, and run with to see if you can attract new eyeballs to your online show.

Here it is for FREE…

You can download this Glorify template below.

https://designwithglorify.com/b/quit-your-9-5

Day 11 – Glorify Templates – Outrest Logo

If you’re into relaxation, meditation, or perhaps recording outdoor sounds for those in dire need of rest….

…individuals struggling to get rid of anxiety…

…and you’re in need of a logo for your existing project or you want to start a new one…

…well my friend, hold your horses, because what I might have for you today, on the 11th day of the Glorify templates challenge, might be exactly what you’re looking for, if not the best logo you can get your hands on for FREE!

It’s this simple yet powerful logo I call “Outrest,” which could set the tone of your project just right and make your brand stand out…

…giving you advantage over businesses with super ugly, unrelated, sometimes bizarre logos…

You could, with just one click, download it into your Glorify account and call it a day…

Go do what you do best…

And forget the rest…

If I sparked your interest with this logo, its style, the color palettes, and it fits the bill, you can download it below.

And just as easily as saying yes, turn it into a beast of a logo, a mind-blowing representation of your brand, business, or whatever you’re working on…

Let’s go!

https://designwithglorify.com/b/outrest-logo

Day 7 – Glorify Challenge – Surfing Hero

Rolling into Monday with a new Glorify template

This time, it’s all about surfing.

When I was in New Zealand, a friend of mine was big on surfing.

We used to drive to Tawharanui Peninsula (about an hour and a half from Auckland)… a beautiful place with awesome beaches, cliffs, and great hikes around the peninsula.

When the weather was right, the waves would be spot on!

I’m not really into surfing… so I would pick up my old, trusty Nikon D90 (mind you, back in 2008 this ancient camera was a big deal) and I would go around the beach, looking for textures, taking photos of the landscapes and him surfing and so on…

Anyways…

A few years later, he became an instructor – teaching kids how to surf.

Back then, it was difficult to build landing pages… not to mention creating a membership site.

The tools we know today didn’t exist back in 2008…

Systeme.io wasn’t even in planning yet.

Leadpages, Clickfunnels, Optimizepress, none of them existed.

Optimizepress, which I started using from 2011, became my favorite landing page builder until Leadpages took over.

So imagine… it was a real mission to set up and run a membership site.

And I don’t remember how he pulled it off.

All I know is… I handed him a bunch of graphics, hero images, widget ads, and wished him good luck.

But anyway…

Why am I telling you this?

To realize that you’re living in some of the best times ever. If you want to start a new business, build a new landing page, build a new course, membership without any coding skills whatsoever.

And build it in just a couple of hours using, for example, systeme.io

And the part that amuses me the most… do it for FREE!

So there really are no excuses here.

Anyways…

If you want today’s Glorify template, you can grab it below.

https://designwithglorify.com/b/surfing-hero

Enjoy…

Rolling Into Monday With Graphic Design Tips…

Right after I showed you how easy it is to take any of the Glorify templates from the library and make quick changes to it…

I got this message…

“Great but I’m not good at this”

…to which I replied, of course not… especially not when before you even commit to a project, you start telling yourself that you’re not good at something.

By the way, I’ve done that in the past myself.

It’s natural but hang on it too long, and you’re limiting yourself from who you can become.

So many of my ideas went to trash just because I talked myself out of it…

My thoughts took over and I’ve never even started the project.

And so… the best thing you can do is to…

  • Design with low expectations.

If it’s not gonna work and you have to scrap the idea and start the project again…

…well, so be it!

No one’s gonna cut your hands off for screwing up…

  • Play like you were a kid.

Kids like to play. They’re in their world and couldn’t care less about what you think about them screwing something up… and I’m telling you, if you want your project to spark with confidence, attract your customers, and have this irresistible feel to it whenever you look at it, well, you better play like a kid when you design…

Experiment with graphics, elements, layouts, fonts, colors… Don’t be afraid to break the rules to come up with something unique and easily recognized as your style.

  • Trigger the Viewer..

…Is my way of thinking about it. Every time I go design a new project, I always think about how I can trigger the person viewing the design/content on the other side.

And so… figure out what they go through in their lives. Who are they in the first place? What are their beliefs? What do they watch in their spare time?

For example…

If you have an audience that watches a specific TV series on Netflix and you know what it is, well, you can get a ton of ideas from that TV series for your next design.

And be almost certain, your followers will respond to it well.

Perhaps even buy whatever you’re selling because you’re talking their language, tapping into their psyche… and so on.

There is so much you can do prior to designing your content, product images, flyers, and more that will increase your chances to gain a new follower or steer the one you have into taking action and buying your products…

From the pre-design, to actual design, to final result, and then the marketing you do afterward.

And as I write these emails, letting you pick my brain, hopefully you’ll learn tips and tricks on how to go about designing killer ads, content or whatever you’re working on.

If you want more details, you can join my email list… where I also share my Glorify templates and go more in-depth about the projects I design, the psychology behind it and things to avoid.

You can sign up here…

https://liborbednarik.com/design-like-a-pro

Find The Winner…Designing An Ad For Myself

Another fantastic Glorify Sunday morning session… this time featuring images of myself…

What would I do if I had to create an ad for myself to appeal to small business owners and encourage them to hire me?

What kind of images would I need to create?

Excellent question…

And so, I got to work.

My girlfriend took photos of me. I edited those photos in Lightroom and then imported them into Glorify.

Even though I like all of them, I would probably more variations of the same designs, write different copy, try different headlines and then test them first.

Find out which one works best, gets most responses from people through comments, likes, and questions… and based on that, determine which one to use for a real ad.

Because sometimes we think (and I’m as guilty of it as anyone else) that we’ve hit a home run, only to realize that it’s the worst performer and no one likes it.

So…

I suppose the lesson for today is…

TEST IT…

See how your market, people in your niche respond to it first before you invest a significant budget, only to realize it didn’t work.

And if it doesn’t work, change the message, change the design, change the color palette… whatever it takes until you find the winner.

Anyway…

Here is what I’ve designed this morning.

Now…

Do you want me to share this Glorify project file with you as a Glorify template? I could turn it into a template and give it to you.

If yes… hit me up.

Comment “find the winner” below and I’ll send it to you.

You’ll need those two fonts uploaded in your Glorify Brand Kit.

  • Heading Now,
  • Knockout Bold

…before you can use this project, otherwise it won’t work.

Recent Glorify Session… Question Answered!

Recently, I designed this simple FB post and received some questions…

One of them was about the color palette…

To which I replied…

The color palette is taken from an ad that used to run in one of the outdoors magazines.

I took a screenshot and opened it in Glorify, where I used the color picker to sample the colors and create my own version of the color palette.

It’s something you can do when you see colors you really like.

Now, to take it a step further, add it to your “Brand Kit” so that you can use it in any project.

If you do that, it will appear in your libraries under the Brand Kit –> Brand Palettes panel.

Select your canvas, go to your brand Kit, Brand Pallets and click few times on the color pallet you’ve just added and see how it changes the look and feel of your design.

Personally, it’s my favorite feature in Glorify.

But anyway…

The takeaway from this short message is…

Have a swipe file of great ads, designs, and create color palettes from it, and then use them in your projects.

For more great tips and hot Glorify tutorials, hop on my email list.

It’s where I share what I learn about graphic design, design tools like Glorify, and what makes great design great… to join in, click the link below…

https://liborbednarik.com/design-like-a-pro

The speech That Turbocharges My Productivity!

Few months ago, very close friend of mine sent me a video of Joe Rogan inspiring the living hell of everyone… And I wanted to share it with you because it’s something I’m listening to every morning now, and it makes a ton of differnce in how I tackle my tasks for the day… 

And I’m positive, it’s gonna jumpstart your creative juices too if you give it a shot. 

Watch it… 

It’s short. 

And then watch it again and let it sink. 

If you wonder what’s my numero uno productivity tool that let me keep track of my daily tasks… here is your answer. It’s called Blitzit.app and it’s AWESOME!

The 5 Day Offer Challenge Bonus Arrived!

A few months ago, I joined Steven’s 5-day offer challenge and received several bonuses, one of which was this community-driven “Capitalist Pig” t-shirt that has already offended a few people in my circle…

Are you planning to wear this t-shirt?

Hell yeaaaaaah…

And there’s nothing you can do about it…

Yesterday, my girlfriend took a few photos of me wearing it. I then took them into Glorify and turned them into this…

But it ain’t about the t-shirt… It’s about what Steve has done for me… Because what I have learned in the last few months alone is priceless and well worth anyone’s time.

I have only great things to say about this 5-day offer challenge.

After testing a few offers and receiving real feedback, I’m finally on the right track.

There’s no point in spending three months building something no one wants.

First, validate your ideas before you spend months on them…

And then build them…

NEW GLORIFY TEMPLATE ALMOST READY…

So I’ve been playing around with a few concepts for a fresh Glorify template bundle when suddenly, BAM!

An idea for a split image smacked me square in the face, like a heavyweight boxer.

Here’s how it looks so far…

Not bad for a few minutes of work.

If you’ve been following me for some time, you may have noticed that I designed something similar to this a few months ago… which I have now revisited and slowly turning into a template bundle for you to use.

Mainly giving structure to my design ideas.

And making it available so that you have no excuse not to pick any of my templates and run with them.

I’ll keep you updated on the progress as I’m not planning to finish it today.

If you want a finished collection of Glorify templates that pack a serious punch, lace up your hiking boots and embark on the journey to seize them!

https://glorifytemplates.com/glorify-templates

A Quick Challenge…

I just played a song I used to listen to when I was 20 years old, called “Big Calm” by Morcheeba, and every time I hear it, it sends shivers down my spine.

Not only does it ignite a massive creativity spike in my mind, but it also inspires most of my designs. It’s something every creative person is looking for…. that spark source that gives them a creative edge.

And I’m glad, we’ve got specific music that can do that…

Anyway, here’s the challenge:

Write an entire email in less time than the length of the song.

Can I write the entire email in such a short timeframe?

Can I offer you a quick tip in two minutes or less?

The answer is yes.

Why would I want to do that?

Because there’s something magical about being forced to write in fast bursts like that.

It compels you to write without editing, which is crucial for allowing your mind to generate ideas you otherwise wouldn’t.

It allows for a natural flow.

And guess what?

Play the song five times, and in about ten minutes, you’ll have five emails written down that could cover about five days worth of content.

Listen, it doesn’t have to be emails… it could be social media posts, replying to comments, or jotting down all the tasks you’re supposed to do for the day.

Whatever it is, what I’m trying to tell you is this…

Write in fast bursts and see how much you can accomplish in such a short period.

Compared to someone who needs ten minutes to warm up, you can be miles ahead.

Try it.

It works like magic.

P.S. Yes, you guessed it right. This quick tip was inspired and written using this challenge.

Do you need a computer or laptop to start with Graphic Design? 

Not at all…

I’ve done few of my designs on my phone. 

So many apps out there that let you do a ton…

For example… 

Desygner… (graphic design maker) is a good one.

Or…

Adobe Express 

My favorite is of course Glorify but for that you’ll need a computer, laptop or at least tablet.

Success

Gonna Die One Day…

So I better have a list of things I wanna do before I take my last breath…

Started the list with all the things I’ve done in the past…followed by the things I wanna do.

What I have realize is… 

I’ve done a lot! 

List like that makes me want to do more… 

Once its written down, it becomes a real thing. Not just a thought but something to work towards it.  

So… should you have one?

I say yes… 

Write down what you wanna do… 

Make a plan…

Work towards it, or risk it’ll never happen.

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Libor Bednarik

I might as well keep track of what I design, create, and document my journey…

Things that inspire me as a graphic designer, photographer, and someone who loves to travel.

My crazy brain dump with graphic design tips…

This blog is going to be a friendly reminder of the progress I make as the years go by.

I’m 23 days away from turning 42. Instead of waiting, let’s get shit rolling right now.

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