Marketing Design Dispatch by Charli Marie

Featured Post

The perks and pitfalls of momentum

Settle in, Reader: it's storytime. On Friday I got my first flat tire. Not a huge deal. Except for the fact that it was a rental car. With no spare tire in the back. I'd opted not to pay the extra €100 for roadside assistance insurance. And I was in the middle of nowhere. Yikes. Look closely at...
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2 days ago • 3 min read

Why learning to READ code is more important than writing it

Do you know how to code, Reader? I know, I know: we're past the "should designers learn to code" debate by now (or at least, I hope we are). But here's the undeniable truth: Understanding the materials your designs are built with can make you a better designer. When we're designing for the web,...
9 days ago • 2 min read

The making of a component library

Did you see, Reader? My hand-drawn vector asset library, Scribbles, launched last week! As well as the Figma component library (which is definitely the best value if you use Figma/FigJam), I've now also made Scribbles available to download as a set of PNG and SVG files which you can use in Canva,...
16 days ago • 4 min read
Issue 96

Is forest green the new black?

Get excited, Reader! Tomorrow is the day that my new product, Scribbles, finally launches. 🚀 I'll be back in your inbox tomorrow with more on that, but for now I want to give you my thoughts on another recent launch: the new design system for fintech company, Wise. (Plus there's some videos you...
24 days ago • 3 min read

The work/life balance in your brain

Guess what Reader, I'm another year older 🥳 Last Wednesday was my birthday. I turned 34 (officially in my mid-30s 😬) and I spent the majority of the week on a birthday trip to Belgium where I consumed a lot of waffles and fries, and clocked tens of thousands of steps walking cobblestoned streets...
about 1 month ago • 4 min read

3 lil' tips and 3 lil' tests

I have a confession to make, Reader: I am not a design software power user. I don't know all the tips and tricks to work super speedily. I don't master complex functionality and do things you didn't even know was possible in the tool. No, I'm more of a "learn the basics and seek tutorials when...
about 1 month ago • 3 min read

Why the FigJam brand refresh is 🔥

Guess what, Reader? I've finally opened up new mentoring session slots. I had a bunch of great replies to last weeks issue about why I've stuck with marketing and brand design in my career instead of switching to product. It seems the things I shared got some of you thinking harder about what...
about 1 month ago • 5 min read

The honest truth about why I'm not a product designer

Alrighty Reader, here's what I'm sharing with you in this issue: The answer to a common question I'm asked: why marketing design? Why not product design? A free virtual event to help you level-up your design workflow A must-watch documentary short for creators Let's go! Why have I stuck with...
about 2 months ago • 4 min read

"Can't we all just get along?" (steal this team exercise!)

Hey Reader, I just got back from a week-long work retreat in Mexico. It was so wonderful to see my fellow ConvertKit-ers in person again and meet a whole lot of new faces. We had nearly the whole Brand Studio team in attendance. Here we are on the beach, holding our filmmaker Henry's photo up on...
about 2 months ago • 5 min read

Do you set goals for your own career growth?

Welcome to another issue of the Dispatch, Reader! In this issue we're covering: Career growth goals A challenge to help you grow your audience An epic personal website Let's dive in! Speaking of diving in, my friend & podcast co-host Femke just launched her product strategy course as part of the...
2 months ago • 5 min read