Last week, I attended Las Vegas Market and had the best time connecting with so many old and new friends! I was honored to be a panelist for a discussion about creative business strategies alongside some true industry experts. You can find the video here.
One of the most frequently asked questions after the panel was how to make daily processes and routine communications appear properly branded, more professional and aesthetically pleasing. Many of the designers I spoke with already had basic branding in place but didn’t know where to implement it next or how.
This is where we intro the value of carefully sourcing high-quality templates that can be minimally customized to carry their brand across all forms of communications and platforms. The most imperative places to implement these templates are in your client on-boarding process. A beautiful, branded project proposal instantly sets apart your potential client experience from any other proposals they might be reviewing. A gorgeous media kit is essential for attracting collaborations, licensing deals, and sponsored content.
As social media goes, the simplest but most impactful way to elevate your Instagram presence is branded story templates. While we don’t personally post many graphics in our feed (because images perform so much better), they are great for stories and Pinterest.
Aesthetics aside, having well-crafted templates in your arsenal is an effective way to make your daily processes and communications more efficient. Check out our Designers Guide to Systems + Processes for more ways to streamline your work and build a more profitable business.
Below, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite templates that interior designers can implement in every facet of their business:
This package contains 10 customizable templates for such an affordable price. They are clean and simple enough to work well with virtually any branding and color palette. Consistent mood board design is great for your portfolio and for social media. These mood boards can easily translate to a design board for a client presentation, in an unexpected, elevated way.
This bundle contains 20 easy-to-edit graphics for a cohesive social media feed + stories. These templates are sleek and modern with customizable color palettes. We love that these are compatible with Canva, so some graphics can be made quickly straight from your phone in a pinch.
640 high resolution Instagram story templates are included in this download. They are photoshop compatible and ready for use! We use these as a starting point for nearly all of our Instagram clients.
A branded proposal is the #1 thing we see our clients overlooking, yet, it’s so easily the item that seals a deal. This proposal template is fully customizable, but you won’t want to change much. It’s modern and gorgeous and easy to edit in InDesign.
This template works beautifully as a media kit or even as a pricing sheet. This template is simple and stunning and so easy to add your brand elements to. It contains 16 designed slides, which should be plenty for your purposes.
The Fjorda template is a look book style that is editable right in Powerpoint. No one will guess it’s a template.
The Neutral Keynote Template is a beautiful, neutral-toned background for your presentation. For this template, you won’t need any additional editing software. You can edit it in Powerpoint as well.
This square brochure template is so stylish and professional. It is designed out to 48 pages and is fully customizable in InDesign. We love the large images and negative space.
If you are ready to make your communications as consistent + cohesive as your Instagram feed, this is a great place to start! Don’t stress about building everything from scratch when there are so many great options at affordable prices. We’re big believers in outsourcing what you don’t enjoy or don’t have the skillset for, and these designers have made it so easy.
For more tips for elevating your interior design business, check out these posts:
- Systems and Processes for Interior Designers
- The Best Apps for Small Business in 2019
- The Best Hashtags for Interior Designers
- The Best Software for Interior Designers
- Optimizing your Interior Design Portfolio for Pinterest
- How to Get Your Work Published
- Branding Your Portfolio
The Identité Collective is a full service creative studio for interior designers and boutique lifestyle brands. Offering bespoke branding, web design and social media content creation, we help brands built around beautiful living elevate their digital presence to represent the physical spaces they design. Want to work together? Shoot us an inquiry here.