Design Tips

When it comes to your small business, design matters – great design will help your brand stand out on everything from sweatshirts to signage. Whether you’re choosing a business card template or trying to find the perfect font, consider us your partners in small business design. Here, you’ll find design tips and inspiration for marketing materials, as well as advice for working with professional designers.  

6 steps to create a family photo gallery wall

6 steps to create a family photo gallery wall

Whether you have one child or many, you’re undoubtedly proud of them and their growth over the years. Why not […]

Types of postcards on a table

Postcard size guide

When it comes to marketing, there are lots of items you could add to your tool kit – business cards, […]

A variety of custom wedding stationery

How to choose wedding invitation size and design elements

The wedding planning process is full of decisions — and, naturally, some are bigger than others. For example, choosing a […]

Wedding stationery on the table

Designing stationery as a cherished wedding keepsake

The flowers. The lighting. The bride’s dress. All of these elements help define the special day, but there’s one detail […]

Business owner uses minimalist packaging

Simplicity is key: 4 minimalist packaging design tips

Consumers are increasingly favoring minimalist packaging and design in the products they buy. Why is this? For one, they are […]

Custom T shirt design trends

Top trends and tips for designing the perfect custom T-shirt in 2023

Custom t-shirts and other types of personalized apparel have become increasingly popular among businesses and consumers over the years. Whether […]

How to use AI for small business design

AI for small business owners is a thing — and a rather compelling one, at that. Using artificial intelligence, or […]

Restaurant menu designs: 4 tips for making a successful menu

The best restaurant menu designs do more than simply list dishes and prices. The most dynamic restaurant menus, in fact, […]

A stack of unique business cards in a restaurant

How unique business cards can add personality and professionalism to your brand

Unique business cards can stop recipients in their tracks. The texture, design and how they weave together can instantly evoke […]

A business card in a creative design studio

Turn your business card into a brand storytelling tool

How do you want to tell your brand’s story? In today’s competitive marketplace, brand storytelling plays an important role in […]

Why a strong retail logo is crucial for your new store brand

Building a successful retail business is truly exciting. But it also involves a lot of work when you’re first starting […]

Breaking down barriers: An introduction to accessible signage

When establishing your small business as a welcoming operation, it’s important to recognize how accessible signage plays a key role. […]

7 modern business card designs to spark your creativity

There’s nothing quite like giving someone a memorable way to remember you and your business. That’s why choosing unique business […]

How to design a great T-shirt

We chatted with TristanLeBreton, Creative Director at 99designs by Vista, for tips on creating impactful T-shirts. Whether for your business […]

How to use the back of business cards: 11 creative design ideas

Your business card contains a lot of essential information about your business. Your logo should be loud and proud on […]

Your guide to custom T-shirt printing, embroidery & design

Whether you’re creating team uniforms, promotional giveaways or event wear, printing custom T-shirts is a great way to get your […]

Tips for small business owners when working with designers

We chatted with Tristan LeBreton, Creative Director at 99designs by Vista, for his insights into how small business owners can […]

Design decoded: The top 12 easy to read fonts

How important is it to choose the right font for your website? With a legible font, your business’ message comes […]

The Business of Color

What do your colors mean? When you think about a brand, what springs to mind? A logo? Their latest product? […]

Business card design ideas for different industries

We chatted with Mark LaRosa, a Creative Manager at Vista, for his insights on business card design. Read on for […]

Business Card Size & Dimension Guide

One Standard Size Standard business cards are 3.5″x 2″ – but have you ever thought about why most cards are exactly that […]

Get the look: Next-level product packaging

Packaging is just one part of a cohesive brand experience that can boost credibility across your marketing. From the colors to the typography, packaging design is a reflection of your brand identity

How to design a business card: 10 golden rules

A business card represents the next step in making your small business dream a reality. And for many potential customers, […]

What information should you put on your business card?

Knowing what business card details to add and what to leave out helps create a card that’s both eye-catching and […]