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Studio Success Challenge – Week 2

January 13, 2022

Week 2: Create Studio Magazines and Marketing Materials

We’ve all heard it and we’ve all said it – “I really need to design myself a studio magazine”. But too often, we think it will take too long and we’re not sure what to say or how to start. Fortunately, the studio magazine templates included in the Design Library of Fundy Designer are not just beautifully designed for you, they are also professionally pre-written. Additionally, for each magazine style, there are matching gift certificate cards, pricing cards and product marketing cards. DONE!

 

Gather Your Images

Fundy Designer has multiple magazine templates for weddings, family, boudoir, high school senior, commercial and more. The first step is to gather your portfolio images for each magazine you want to complete. If you are designing different genres, create a folder for each genre. 

Remember to include the wall art previews and card previews you created in Week 1’s challenge. Add in beautiful photos of your album samples or any other printed product you want to include. 

Next, go to the design library and download the template design sets you want for your magazines.

Then, in the same location, go to the card designs and filter by marketing cards and download the card designs you want to use. 

Next, import your images and start laying out your magazine(s). The software auto designs for you but makes it easy for you to make changes and adjustments. Just swap out images and edit text to reflect your brand and offerings. You can easily move/add/remove pages to make it just right for you. For more information on how to design studio magazines see the video tutorial here or the manuals here.

Now it’s time to design the matching cards. All of the marketing cards are designed to be printed on 6×8 cards to make an impact. You can utilize this size or resize them automatically in Fundy Designer. To learn how to design cards, see these tutorial.

 

Export as PDFs

For the magazines, in addition to printing them, you can export them as PDFs and upload them to your website. Now, clients can download them right from your website at any time. Additionally, you can include links back to the pdf’s on your website to your magazines in any newsletters or marketing communication. 

 

Print Your Magazines and Marketing Cards

All magazines and cards can be ordered directly from Fundy Designer in the United States through Millers Lab. Additionally, magazines can be ordered direct internationally through GraphiStudio. Finally, all magazines can be exported as print files and printed at any professional lab or press printing facility. 

Your photography stands out. Creating studio magazines and marketing cards that show off your photography and your business is the perfect kickoff to 2022.

 

CHALLENGE TO YOU – Before Week 3’s Challenge, have at least 1 studio magazine and complimentary cards designed and ready to showcase on your website and in your marketing communications. 

 

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