Below are some frequently asked questions. So please have a read, because the answer to your questions might have already been there.
CAN I GUEST BLOG FOR DESIGN IS YAY?
Not at the moment. Should any guest blogging opportunities open up, I will announce it via my instagram account @designisyay
HOW CAN I COLLABORATE WITH DESIGN IS YAY?
Design is Yay is always open to collaborating with brands and business whose style and aesthetics are in line with ours. Whether it’s having something created by us for your business, a sponsored post or hosting a giveaway for your products.
We are proudly represented by The Ministry of Talent, a global creative talent management group specialising in digital influencers. If you are interested in working & collaborating with Design is Yay for future campaigns and promotions, please send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAN I JUST SAY HI TO YOU?
Yes of course. You can email email@example.com
Bear in mind that we get lots of emails every day, so give me a few days to reply back to you.
I HAVE SIGNED UP TO YOUR BFF MEMBERSHIP, BUT I HAVE NEVER RECEIVED ANY OF YOUR FREEBIES!
First of all, make sure that you’ve follow the links on the sign up confirmation email that should have been automatically sent by the mailing list provider. If you have never got that email, or you did the first step but didn’t receive anything, check your spam inbox. If the emails are not there, your inbox might be full.
MAY WE FEATURE YOUR PRINTABLE FREEBIES AND DIYs ON OUR BLOG/SITE/MAGAZINE?
I always LOVE being featured in other blog/site/magazine. Feel free to post images from my blog, as long as there a credit and link back to the full article on my site. However, I would greatly appreciate that you don’t distribute any of my free PDF/JPG downloads from your site, but rather link back to my original article page (not directly to the PDF/JPG file) so that you readers can download it from MY blog. Thank you :)
CAN YOU PLEASE TWEAK YOUR FREEBIE DESIGN ACCORDING TO MY PREFERENCE?
Unfortunately no, I would rather spend the time creating new content for Design is Yay.
I HAVE DOWNLOADED YOUR FREEBIE, BUT WHEN I TRY TO OPEN IT ON ILLUSTRATOR OR PHOTOSHOP TO EDIT SOME OF THE CONTENTS, IT REQUIRES PASSWORD
That’s because I password-protect my pdf files. You are not allowed to make changes to any of my freebie files. The only way to open the freebie files is using Adobe Reader, and they are meant for printing only.
HOW DO YOU CREATE YOUR PRINTABLES, WHAT KIND OF SKILLS OR SOFTWARES DO I NEED TO HAVE TO MAKE MY OWN?
I create most of my freebies by sketching the illustration and layout ideas first, and then scan and re-create them using vector tool in illustrator. So you need to have and be able to use Adobe Illustrator. I rarely use Photoshop for my freebies. If you’re a newbie in design and would like to learn a few skills in illustrations and creating vector graphics (trust me, vector graphics is a handy skill to have!), check out some online classes offered by skillshare and Nicole’s Classes. Some design colleges in your local area might offer short courses too!
If you’re good at drawing and comfortable with your lines, you can use your hand-drawn illustrations or lettering, scan them and do some editing on photoshop to “clean them up”. That’s what I did for this printable.
I WOULD LOVE TO START BLOGGING. WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR A NEWBIE BLOGGER? IS BEING A BLOGGER WORTH IT?
It is worth it if you enjoy it. Blogging takes a lot of time and dedication, especially if you have a full time job/other jobs that requires most of your time. I blog about design because it is my job, and I research about design all the time, so most of my research becomes my content. All I can say is… you never know until you try!