Charli Marie

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The mindset mistake that brand designers can easily make

Hi Reader, You heard that the new season of Inside Marketing Design has started right? Well today I want to share a little realisation about mindset that my interview with Pitch co-founder and brand designer Jan Martin sparked for me. I’m also sharing the results from last weeks poll where I...
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4 days ago • 4 min read

Will Adobe ruin Figma? That's the twenty billion dollar question

Did you hear, Reader? Adobe is buying Figma 😱 For twenty BILLION dollars 😱😱 The announcement sent design Twitter into a frenzy and there was a lot of thoughts, concerns and memes shared. In this issue I want to give a little overview of the situation and share my take on the matter. ​ Here’s...
11 days ago • 6 min read
Issue 73

Why I’m transparent about my income

Hey Reader, It’s that time of year where I release my annual income report to share all the details with you on the rises and falls of my various income streams. I’ve been producing these reports for a few years now and I really value the process. Not only does sharing these details start some...
18 days ago • 3 min read

Why your personal website might be holding you back

Hi Reader, So, about that portfolio site that you haven’t updated for years… could it be preventing you from reaching the next step in your career? I finally shipped my new personal website last week, and having seen benefits from the updates already it’s really got me thinking that I should...
25 days ago • 4 min read
Issue 71

What do you want to learn before the year ends?

Hey Reader, I cannot believe that we’re at the end of August. 😱 How did that happen? With just 4 months left in the year, that means 4 months to use up our annual learning/skill development budgets. Actually I’m curious: does your job give you budget to purchase courses, coaching or learning...
about 1 month ago • 3 min read
Issue 70

A sneak peek at my new website

Hey Reader, I’m SO CLOSE to shipping the new version of my personal website, and I want to share a few of my favorite design details of it with you today. I’ve also got the results of the poll in the last issue about how you start your web design process. ​ Design decisions I made for my new...
about 1 month ago • 3 min read
Issue 69

Why I stay "lo-fi" for as long as possible

Hi Reader, Today I’m sharing an excerpt from my marketing design book draft about wireframing on paper, a tool to help you drive more traffic from search results, and a set of hilariously realistic mockup templates. Let's go! ​ Staying lo-fi for as long as possible If you looked at the start...
about 2 months ago • 4 min read
Issue 68

Behind the scenes of the brand campaign

Hi Reader, I know a lot of you enjoyed last weeks issue breaking down Loom’s Cancelled Meetings candle campaign (read it here if you missed it!), and today I’m bringing you some insider info in the form of a Q&A with Staff Brand Designer Judson Collier. ​ Behind-the-scenes of the Cancelled...
about 2 months ago • 3 min read
Issue 67

What do cancelled meetings smell like?

Hi Reader, Loom, the async video communication tool, launched a new brand campaign last week and instead of featuring people using their product to record their screens and send explainer videos to their teammates… they’re selling a candle. No, really. Here’s why I think this was a f**king...
about 2 months ago • 5 min read
Issue 66

Does navigation always HAVE to be at the top of a website?

Hey Reader, Today we’re talking testing, business banking and a new design trend. Plus, I’ve opened up new mentoring session slots for August & September. Let’s go! ​ ​ Navigation at the bottom of the screen? I saw these examples shared by @lucchaissac on Twitter the other day and it inspired...
2 months ago • 3 min read