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Brand Board Style Guide Templates

Introducing the Tailormade Collection Brand Board Style Guide Templates sized specifically for Pinterest and Instagram. Now you can take matters into your own hands with these trendy premade branding boards that you can fully edit, adapt, or mix and match. The possibilities are unlimited with these meticulously organized, user-friendly templates, and detailed user guide PDFs. These designs are meant to be multi-purpose and can be altered for any product, service, or industry type.

To assure the sharpest image when uploaded for retina screens, I have created these as high resolution templates, meaning they are larger than the size recommended. Pinterest updated their pin sizes in Fall 2017 to be a minimum of 600 pixels wide. instagram's minimum size is 1080 pixels wide for the best quality.


Need help with customization? If you need help with design, but don't know where to start, I specialize in helping you figure out your business challenges and suggesting the most cost-effective solutions that will get you more traffic, more leads, and more money (because who doesn't want that?) Visit my website at www.kimberlycoles.com for more information about services and packages.


As a Creative Director, I have 25+ years of experience in branding, advertising, web, mobile, and interactive design services, my goal was to create this collection for small business owners that are just starting out and not quite ready for a custom branding project but still want to develop a cohesive brand identity that can be shared on social media platforms. I'm often asked to share my style guides as they are intended to jumpstart the client's brand launch process online.


WHAT'S INCLUDED:

For Pinterest

  • 1X Brand Board Template for Adobe Illustrator (1200 x 3120 pixels)
  • 1X Brand Board Template for Adobe Photoshop (1200 x 3120 pixels)
  • Detailed User Guide PDFs

For Instagram

  • 1X Brand Board Template for Adobe Illustrator (2048 x 2048 pixels)
  • 1X Brand Board Template for Adobe Photoshop (2048 x 2048 pixels)
  • Detailed User Guide PDFs

FEATURES:

  • All of the high resolution designs come in both Adobe Photoshop .PSD format (CS4+) and Adobe Illustrator .AI format (CS4+).
  • The templates are made up of gray boxes in order for you to start with a clean slate (as seen in the #2 and #3 mockup images above). The sample logos, colors, graphics, photos, etc. shown in the mockup images are not included. I have another branding kit product here on Creative Market that includes logos if you're also looking for a brand to edit and import.
  • All fonts are free for both personal and commercial use and the download links are listed in the user guides.
  • Fully customizable, resizeable, and well organized – you can edit the layer groups and layers, colors, fonts, vector shape artwork, and more. None of the artwork is raster.
  • The high resolution templates are double sized up to 1200 x 3120 pixels to assure the sharpest image when uploaded.
  • The detailed user guides explain how to make edits for both Illustrator and Photoshop.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop is required for this branding kit.
  • The files are not intended to work with any other software. You can get free 30-day Adobe software trials here: http://www.adobe.com/
  • ALL DESIGN CUSTOMIZATION is done by THE PURCHASER (in Illustrator or Photoshop).
  • Purchaser must know how to install fonts.
  • Designs will vary depending on the artwork added into the templates.
  • Every print usage has slightly different needs. The purchaser will need to adjust size, artboard dimensions, save, or export their final template if they will be using the templates for traditional print purposes. We are not responsible for printing errors. Please ask your print vendor for advice if necessary.
  • Every online usage has slightly different needs. The purchaser will need to adjust size, artboard dimensions, save, or export their final template(s) according to their own specific online needs if being used on platforms other than Pinterest or Instagram. Every online platform has slightly different needs for artboard dimensions, file sizes, formats, and color specifications (RGB or HEX). We are not responsible for online viewing errors. Please ask your web designer or developer for advice if necessary.

Need help with customization? I'm here to help! We offer design customization services and custom brand consulting packages. Please PM me or email me at kim@kimberlycoles.com for more information and I will share my portfolio and provide a cost estimate.


WHEN TO USE ILLUSTRATOR VS. PHOTOSHOP:

This question comes up A LOT in our business. Choosing which format to work with depends on your end use deliverables.

Illustrator

If you’ll be producing a high resolution print deliverable out of the brand board templates, we always recommend using the Adobe Illustrator formats as the vector artwork can be infinitely scaled up and down in size with no loss of quality, resolution, or clarity.

Photoshop

If you’re only focusing on web deliverables, and won’t have a need for high resolution print deliverables, you can use Photoshop formats. As you know, Photoshop was originally developed as a tool to enhance photographs. With that in mind, you should only export out to a Photoshop file for when you are working with lower resolution pixel-based raster images for usage on web and mobile. Even though our layer groups were created with vector-based artwork, Photoshop files such as .jpg, .tif, .png are never recommended for high resolution print work, or scaling up and down in size.


CUSTOMER SUPPORT:

  • We do not offer refunds on Instant Downloads, so we encourage you to ask all questions before purchase and we’ll be more than happy to provide guidance.
  • Again, the files are not intended to work with any other software. They have not been tested in any other editing software, so we cannot answer whether they would be compatible or not. You can get free 30-day Adobe software trials here: http://www.adobe.com/
  • Product mockup photos shown are for display purposes only and not included in the kit.
  • Customization services are not included in the listing price. Need help with customization? We offer separate add-ons for customization services and brand consulting packages. Please PM me or email me at kim@kimberlycoles.com for more information.
  • Technical support services are not included in the listing price, but we are happy to doublecheck things on our end if you happen to encounter errors with our digital files.

ABOUT HAPPY MONDAY:

As a Creative Director, I have 25+ years of experience in branding, advertising, web, mobile, and interactive design services. I have owned my own design firm since 2010 and have worked with many high profile brands such as Chase Bank, New York State tourism, Palm Springs tourism, Cleveland tourism, Mitsubishi, Indiana University, Delta Faucet, Brunswick Boats, Humana Medicare, to name a few. I have also consulted with lots of small businesses to help get their brands off the ground. If you would like to discuss a custom branding, logo design, business card, brochure, ppt, website, banner ad, social media headers, etc., please PM me or email me at kim@kimberlycoles.com for more information. And don't forget to follow me to see my latest product updates

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