THE ART OF STUNNING GRAPHIC DESIGN


Want to entice clients with stunning, visual designs that exemplify your company and its brand values? Invest in graphic design, a dynamic asset that enhances your business’s communication skills, delivers your intended message with aesthetically pleasing content, and forges a memorable identity for your brand.


Graphic design may seem daunting to some, however, with practice and the correct tools, we can master the art of basic design. So let’s dive into the Top Design Tools that anyone can employ, regardless of experience (or lack of) within the field. 


All-in-one Tools

Xtensio- Ideal for team collaboration and presentation for business publications. Basic account is free with various upgrade options

Canva- Impactful design features and easy-to-use templates. Most options are free 

Visme- Create engaging presentations, professional infographics and other stunning visuals online. Varying prices depending on usage


Infographics

Easelly - Engaging visual data, free images and design templates. Simple and very easy to use

Piktochart - Multiple format types that encourage collaboration and visual story-telling. Free lifetime account


Data Visualization

Tableau Public - Publish and share visual data on Tableau’s open community. Explore galleries of inspiration on similar topics. Free to use and offers free certification

Google Fusion Tables - Thousands of rows to chart, map, network graph, or create a custom layout. Ideal for large amounts of data.

Datawrapper - Easy to use, even with no prior experience. Maps, charts, and tables. Free with no sign-up required



Presentation

Prezi - Create captivating Internal and external presentations starting at $7.00 USD per month. Pairs well with Zoom and other software. Free for students

Slides - Perfect for creating, presenting and sharing slide decks. Features an auto-animate tool and fully open source format


Photo Editing

PicMonkey- Create scroll-stopping images, logos, and advertisements. Choose from thousands of stock photos or edit your own photo. Starting at $7.99 per month

BeFunky- Graphic design platform, photo collage maker, and photo editor. Always free

Sumo paint - Perfect for free image manipulation. Features a drawing and painting application

GIMP - Free and open source image editor for more experienced users. Powerful and sophisticated tools 



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