Resources

Resources & Recommendations

Behind every confident designer are the tools we use.

If you’re like me, you prioritize simplicity however possible. Simplicity keeps your projects efficient and makes more room for what matters most: your clients, your family, your community.

Here is a list of my favorite tried-and-tested digital tools for website design, business and project management, marketing, graphic design and more.

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Website essentials, from top to bottom:

Beaver Builder (Page Builder) — My favorite webpage builder for WordPress. Fast, easy, and with room for creativity.

SiteGround (Website Hosting) — WordPress website hosting that is fast, reliable, and comes with great support.

Termageddon (Website Legal Policies) My trusted source for legal website terms, like privacy policies, terms of use, and more.

Polished and professional project management:

LastPass (Password Manager) — A secure way to store passwords for my own business and for clients during website development + for those on care plans.

You Need a Budget (Budgeting) — YNAB is an online budgeting software that helps me manage finances, see opportunities for savings, and stay on top of my finances.

The Contract Shop (Legal Documents) — Fuss-free legal templates for creatives providing contracts, agreements, disclaimers, and more.

Business tools for emotional and financial security:

Asana (Project Management) — Asana is my virtual to-do list and the way I track clients with projects. Every client is invited to our Asana project for clarity and easy communication.

Dubsado (Client Management & Online Scheduling) — I use Dubsado for everything: proposals, invoices, contracts, intake forms, appointment scheduling, and more.

Marketing made easier and more beautiful:

Marie Forleo's B-School (Business Development Course) — My favorite business development course streamlining the steps to create the business (and life) you love.

ConvertKit (Email Marketing) — Email marketing platform designed to grow and convert your mailing list.

Flodesk (Email Marketing) — Another email marketing platform option, infamous for beautiful designs and simplicity.

SmarterQueue (Social Media Scheduling) — Scheduling tool for social media marketing you can set and forget.

Resources for nurturing your design creativity:

Creative Market — An online market for creatives, by creatives, with stock photos, custom fonts, and pre-made design templates for a high-end look.

Canva — A graphic design software, filled with fonts, templates, and customization options for anything, both digital or print.

Moyo Studio — Premium photo-based mockups inspired by nature and minimalism and crafted for the creative entrepreneur.