Step Up Your Instagram Marketing Game with These 5 Post Bundle Design

Nowadays, it seems like every brands utilize Instagram as a platform to market their products, and really, what are the reasons not to? With 1 billion monthly users all around the world and the features, Instagram has successfully become one of the most exciting social media platforms. It’s no surprise that companies are competing to do their best to attract their target customers through their Instagram content. And it couldn’t be one without a great visual, as displaying great visual content is one of easiest ways to increase sales on Instagram right now.

Got no time to stress more on graphic design matter for your business? Don’t worry, we are here to put you at ease!  Here are 5 Instagram post-bundle design inspirations by our Pixelians that would step your Instagram marketing game up! 😉

1. Editorial & Minimalist 

 

Editorial style for your men fashion brand 

 

 

2.  Hype & Vibrant

Street style alert! 

 

3. Earthy & Organic 

Visualize your organic skincare brand with an earthy tone Instagram grid 

 

4. Nautical & Clean 

Own a summer skincare essential brand? Think about having a grid like this 

5. Pop & Youthful 

Bright colors for a fresh and youthful branding 

 

Spot any bundle that you like?  Let’s create one for your brand! 

Monthly Highlight: October 2018

For some people, October was a month fulfilled with pumpkins and all those Halloween decorations. It was one of the most awaited times where everyone allows to dress as scary as they can, or like any other characters they’ve always wanted themselves to be. But for us, October felt like a new beginning as some changes were made during this month. Here are the highlights of the Halloween season for ManyPixels:

  • Our CFO is here! Welcome to Indonesia, Quentin!

If you follow our LinkedIn page, you might have noticed this: At the early of October, Our CFO Quentin Gillon flew from his hometown to Jakarta! It was really exciting for us to be finally working with him every day in our Jakarta office (as this whole time we only met him virtually). He’s here to help on forecasting the needs and During his time here, He introduced us to the organizer tool called Asana. It’s a work management tool that enables you to organize the projects and plan workflows. With this tool, you can also see what other members are assigned to so that we can monitor what people are doing, and find the right time to collaborate if you wanted to do so. This tool has been simplifying our life ever since. Thank you very much, Quentin!

  • Pixelians’ Day!

Happy dinner!

This time, Pixelians discussed what’s happening in the company, then straight During the all-hands meeting, Pixelians were also asked about what they like about Manypixels and as predicted, fun colleagues was most likely to be the answer when it comes to that matter! This shows how environment has a powerful impact on employees’ productivity. We also discussed the future of Manypixels, as we all aware of how constantly things are changing. Thus, we all need to be flexible in order to achieve our goals ahead. Right after the fruitful discussion, we went straight to Seribu Rasa, an Indonesian cuisine restaurant to have a dinner🍗

  • Inktober 2018 

Wisangga and some of his #Inktober2018 works!

Some of our Pixelians participated in this Inktober event., and one of them was Wisangga Pranata, our senior illustrator. For those who haven’t heard of it, Inktober is a daily drawing challenge by using only an ink. It was created by Mr. Jake Parker, as he wrote on his website: “I created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve my inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.” So yes, it was 31 days consisted of drawing with pen and paper. When being asked about the most favorite theme amongst of all, Wisangga admitted his favorite theme was the day one theme, poisonous, which was ‘personal’ to him, ““A little bit too much of everything can be poisonous. I think that applies to everything” he then depicted the theme with a dancing couple and a glass of wine in each of the person’s hand.

Did you take part in this year’s Inktober? What was your favorite theme? Let us know!

  • The Result 

As a result, now we have 186 subscribers who enjoy our unlimited design services with US$41.608,40 as our monthly recurring revenue!

Also, doing this Monthly Highlight kinda blog has got us wondering somehow; is there anything you would like to know more about our company? So again, as we’re always open for any comments and suggestions, let us know what do you want to know by shooting us an e-mail to info@manypixels.co. 

Let’s go, November! ✊

 

 

 

Design Case Study: Dahlia Nail Salon

Who’s Dahlia?

Dahlia is a new upcoming high-end nail salon located near a busy business district. The area is mainly populated by coffee shops and restos. The salon is targeting young busy professionals who are looking to unwind after a long day or week.

The Tools:

Wacomm & Adobe Illustrator

The Problem

As a newcomer in the business, Dahlia needs to make its mark in the industry and build brand awareness among its target market.

The Task

Given the brand positioning and target market, we wanted to create a logo that reflects the level of sophistication that Dahlia try to bring to its customer.

THE PROCESS

Keywords: sophisticated, fresh, premium

doodles on sketchbook

Design Decisions

We chose to create a simple badge logo made from outlined artwork to capture the ease and serenity that the salon’s ambience emulates. The illustrative style is also expandable into other design assets for marketing collaterals purposes. This will also help boost the visual recognisability of the brand as it’s being introduced to the market.

And here’s the final result: Do you like it as much as we do? Don’t forget to check out or other works on dribbble and instagram!

6 Startup Company Logo Design

Currently building a startup? Then you need to ensure that your startup has an identity to establish, and one of the ways to gain awareness of your company identity is to create a logo out of it. A logo is an important part of branding, which not only able to communicate your company personality but also how you want to be perceived by others. And to show your visibility to prospective investors so that you can attract them to invest their funds on yours, your startup needs a kickass logo! 

What kind of branding you want your startup to be perceived as? And how do you want your startup logo to be? If you have no clue, let us show you the 6 Logo Inspirations For Your Startup Company created by our Pixelians to take a look at. Keep scrolling!

1.Digital Consultant Service – Digikonsultti Hämäläinen

2. Fitness Company – Ammafyt

3. Virtual Assistant Company – Gemma

4. Sports News Company – Ohio Sports Report

5. Saas Company – Wokflow 

6. Game Company – Rookie 

Which one of the logos above that you fancy? Drop some love in the comment section and click here to see more of our works!

 

Monthly Highlight: September 2018

September only lasted in a minute… then now it’s time for another monthly highlight. Again. They say time flies when you’re having fun, don’t you agree? Well, not much of a difference for Manypixels; we cherish every single day, by doing the things we are passionate about. Each day, we go through an infinite process of creative thinking, numerous experiments, with a bunch of lessons learned. 

So…  how was September going for Manypixels? Keep on reading to figure out!

  • Hello, New Pixelians!

Meet the additional players to the team!

Did we mention that we are expanding? We sure did! To ensure we deliver the best experience of unlimited design services, we welcomed 7 new Pixelians on board to help us on our mission. They are Dedi Hermawan as Junior Project Graphic Designer, Henky Jaya Dinata as Senior Product Illustrator, Ita Amalia as Junior Project UI Designer, Juan Margono as Junior Project Graphic Designer, Kevin Moses as Junior Project UI Designer, Louisa Devina Martina as Project Manager, and Michael R. Leander and Customer Success. We believe in the skills and talents they had, and beyond excited to work with them! ✨

  • What Are We Working On

Every day is a new challenge for our designers, as they work on different things each day. Flooded with design requests on the platform, our designers were juggling from a task to another. And because it’s impossible to attach/insert all of our works, here is a simple illustration for one of our clients, a custom software and website design company by one of our Pixelians, Alexander Siddharta that we love: 

Ready to play?

Any thoughts of the illustration? drop some love on the comment section down below and head to our dribbble account to see more of our works! 😊

 

  • Upsell Campaign 

As a startup, we need to attract new customers and pricing strategy is one of the ways. On September, we ran an upsell promotion where you only need to pay US$699 for 3 months subscription and US$999 for 6 months of subscription. From this campaign, we managed to get US$8100 which also means we achieved 81% from the target (as we were aiming for US$10.000). We would like to thank each and everyone for believing in us! Enjoy our services 😉

  • The Result

To sum everything up, right now we are having US$41048 as monthly recurring revenue, and 167 subscribers. Thank you for staying with us! May we continue to strive for the best experience of unlimited design services and will always be your go-to when it comes to constant design help. We know that it wouldn’t be an easy peasy journey, that’s why your comments and feedbacks are welcome! Drop us an e-mail to info@manypixels.co about the experience you’re having, let us know what needs to be improved. Last but not least, never miss a single update from us simply by following our Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook page 😉

That’s it! September was great, here’s to more exciting months ahead 🍸🍸🍸

4 Things You Shouldn’t Ignore When Creating A Website User Interface Brief

It’s no longer a surprise that one of the ways to show our company’s credibility to our customers is by getting our company a website. People nowadays are searching for information on the internet, it has become the most convenient and time-saving way. Without having to worry about the closing time, we can visit a website whenever and wherever we wanted to. Some companies are even willing to splurge a lot on a website just so their audience would have a pleasant experience visiting their websites.

Having a unique website design could really increase the trustworthiness of your brand, and add a value to your business. So, in order to create the one that meets your expectation, we do need a clear brief on how you wanted it to be. However, we know that sometimes it would be a struggle to create a brief that is easy to understand, especially when you are a new subscriber.  Hence, we are going to tell you the 4 Things You Shouldn’t Ignore When Creating A Website User Interface Brief that will be a win-win solution for both you, and us. Keep on reading!

  1. Tell Us About Your Business

Tell us everything we need to know about your business! 

What kind of business are you running? Who’s the target market? What do you want to accomplish? Do not ignore the instructions to explain your business, as it could help our designers visualize the most suitable user interface design for your website.  Furthermore, we also would like to know about your goals. Do you want your customers to be updated on your latest innovation of products? For a great employer branding, do you want to show your customers how fun your work environment is? Or maybe if your company is a non-governmental organization, do you want to transparently show the number of collected funds for the natural disasters together with the countdown? Tell us everything you wanted us to know! This might as well help us to ‘grasp’ which part needs to be emphasized.  

2. The Content

You may add some interesting graphics to spice things up! 

The most important part… of course, enclose all of the content that you wanted to be on the website. That includes the text, images, videos, or anything that could promote your products really well. We suggest you put something that really ‘speaks’ to your customers, so make sure to do the research about your target audience to find the most suitable type of content.

3. The Visual Inspiration

Any interesting website that you like? Let us know! 

Passing through a really cool website? Feeling every single element in it?  Do not hesitate to show us! In fact, you’re helping us a lot by doing so. If you are clueless, also try to visit your competitors’ websites. Find out how did they manage to fit the comprehensive information about how it all began in one single scroll, and what color palette they pick to represent their philosophy of the brand. Let’s find some inspirations together 🌟

4. The Wireframe

Yeah, it might seem so… long. But at least now you got an idea what it is 

The wireframe is referred to as the blueprint in architecture. It’s an early stage of creating a website design. The purpose of the wireframe is to convey a layout, navigation, and organize all the content you want to put on the website. And speaking about this, well, don’t worry, because our designers will provide the most suitable wireframe for your website! Just sit back and relax 😎

Easy, right? You could also tell us what do you want to know more about the user interface brief in the comment section below or simply shoot us an e-mail to info@manypixels.co 🚀

 

 

 

Behind The Spotlight:  The Process of User Interface Design (Illustration)

We find that it’s necessary to show the process behind how a great design is made, so we are going to share the behind the scene of our exciting projects. This time, we are with Wisangga Pranata, our senior illustrator whom will reveal his process of doing the isometric illustration of the User Interface design process.

  • The Purpose of Illustration

The main purpose of this illustration is to depict what it takes to design a great user interface; a synergy. It is illustrated here by 3 people taking their charges based on their expertise as it needs great visual, precise size of every element, and an accord spot of buttons to give the users best journey on an app.

  • The Process

The brief of the task was to create an isometric illustration of the User Interface Design process,  “I imagined what does it take to create an enjoyable journey for users on an app. To me, a great user interface consists of not only a great visual but also a clear navigation so the users won’t get lost. And yes, the keyword ‘collaboration’ itself was what inspired me the most to create the illustration. So I started off by illustrating a group of people working together to create a user interface design. Each person has an important role in doing that.”  Wisangga said. 

A moment before he decided to pour out his idea on his MacBook, he did a rough sketch on his notebook:

Manual Illustration on A Notebook

Right after he spilled his idea on his notebook, he went straight to his Macbook to create the illustration digitally; with Adobe Illustrator, and a mouse. As for some work, he didn’t find it necessary to use Wacom, and neither did this. He felt more comfortable to use the mouse alone.  

  • Colors Used & Interpretation

Which one do you prefer?

The illustrations came in two different hues, purple and orange. In psychology, purple is often associated with wealth, creativity, and pride. By using this domination of purple, Wisangga wanted to illustrate his perception of a User Interface as an integral part of gadget, as it is something that needs to be crafted with creativity, yet it also has to be simple and elegant.

On the other hands, the color orange represents fun and enjoyment. As we all know, technology is known commonly used amongst young people, so it takes no surprise that they are usually referred to as digital natives. They tend to spend their leisure time on screen-based activities, like scrolling through their social media accounts or surfing on their favorite e-commerce websites for instance. So based on that, Wisangga also wanted to portray that technology is often associated with something fun and youthful. 

So what do you think of the illustration? Is it a Yay, or a Nay?

Check out our dribbble account to see our latest projects!

 

Monthly Highlight : August 2018

Now that September has arrived,  you know what time it is for… Yup, August Highlight! Just like the previous month, we are going to share with you what are the highlights of August, including the expansion of our team, what are working on, and the results! Curious much? Let’s go! 

  • New Pixelians Alert!

On August, we hired new junior illustrators, Alex and Hana! And yes, these two are fans of animated shows. Alex is a huge fan of The Simpsons, “I love how the show constantly pumping out the great jokes.” He said.  He also admitted that The Simpsons has influenced his animated work.  As for Hana, she’s always been a fan of Tom & Jerry, “I think it’s kinda cool how Tom & Jerry almost never speak to each other yet the animated series is still super entertaining” Hana said. So, is anyone here a fan of those two legendary animated shows? 😆Anyways, glad to have you on board, guys!  Can’t hardly wait to see those masterpieces! 

  • What Are We Working On

💻 New Platform

As a startup, every single step we take is a step that will hopefully improve our services. We are always open to any suggestions, and up for any necessary changes. So, to deliver the more pleasant experience of unlimited design services, we decided to re-create the user interface of our platform! This will help you identify your design needs more specific to avoid misunderstanding between the two parties (us, and you, of course ) so that we can have a clear understanding of how you want the work to be. You can choose the service that you desire, the style of interface, and more! We will let you know as soon as possible when are we going to operate with the new platform. Stay tuned! 😉

🎨 Projects

Wisangga Pranata, our senior product illustrator, has recently worked on several exciting projects. There was actually a lot of amazing works that we wanted to talk about, but then we had to choose the one that we really love, and that’s this piece of illustration shown below:  

The main idea of this illustration was so simple: to depict how a team consisted of different divisions working to strive their objectives & goals. And a moment before we decided to blast it on dribbble, a thought of making it more fun popped up; why don’t we create the illustration in a different hue and make the GIF version out of it? So here it is: 

How do you like the GIF version? Don’t hesitate to let us know! Also, don’t miss our other exciting projects by following our dribbble since we upload all of our works on a daily basis there 😉

  • The Results

Achievement GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

Yes, we are finally coming to this point (which we know that maybe some of you might not be able to wait to actually get here 😋). As we ran a 2 for 1 campaign, where you only need to pay for 1 month of our subscription and get the 2 months of it, we have succeeded increase the number of subscribers from 133 to 177 subscribers.  So, thank you to everyone who has participated in our pay 1 for 2 campaign! 😊

In the end, to summarize everything up, right now we are having 177 subscribers and US$40662 in monthly recurring revenue.  And as always, feel free to shoot us an e-mail!  Let us know how much you enjoy our services, and what needs to be improved. Any feedbacks and comments are more than welcome 😆

Member Highlight (S01E04): Meet Nidya, Our Senior Graphic Designer!

Welcome back to the member highlight blog! This time, we are having an interview with Nidya, our senior graphic designer. And just like other Pixelians that we’ve done the highlight on before, she’s been lucky enough to be able to figure out her passion since she was young; drawing! 🎨 

Back then in school, she would often find herself bored listening to the teacher that she would get sleepy during class. So instead of listening to the lecture, she would doodle on a piece of paper, “It was how I overcome the boredom. Doodling was a daily dose of caffeine to me at that time. So whenever I got sleepy, I would doodle. It helped.” she said.

Curious about her career journey as a graphic designer? Before she became a Pixelian, She was a former graphic designer at Esquire Magazine. She has also worked for digital agency, startup, and retail company. If that sounds ordinary to you, let us tell you something a little bit different; her parents used to want her to be a doctor! “My parents really wanted one of their children to become a doctor.  But I got accepted into a design program well before I graduated highschool. The class had already started before my highschool final exam even begun. I enrolled for a couple weeks and found myself having go to back home just to take the exam. So my parents sort of had no choice but to give in at that point” she added. 

Our pixelians find music as a cure for everything, and so does Nidya. In fact, Panic! At The Disco cd sleeve was her inspiration to become a graphic designer, “If you love panic at the disco, you must have known this Panic! At The Disco special box set. It contains all these really cool knick knacks with really beautiful graphics. The marvelous user experience really drew me in. I really loved looking at them. It was the moment when i thought to myself that day, I think I can do these too, maybe not yet, but I know I will. ”  She explained. Yes, and here you are, girl! 😆

Remember when she said drawing was a coffee to her? Well… here’s the fun fact, unlike any other workers who needs caffeine to kickstart their day, she’s a non-coffee drinker! “Without coffee, I’m still able to manage my brain and energy. If there’s an urgency to do something, I can stimulate my brain to do so.”

Yes, the ability to survive a day without coffee right there. We envy you, Nidya…

Design Case Study : Oyku Logo

Who’s Oyku?

Last week, Nidya and Celsy, our senior graphic designers, did a design case study for Oyku.  Oyku is a platform to celebrate the art of storytelling and narrations from Turkey, and they are currently in the early stage of developing the app.  So listeners can listen to high-quality audio stories from their phones or preferred gadgets. 

The Problem

Oyku’s current logo doesn’t depict it’s philosophy and target demographic clearly. There are also challenges present when it comes to developing a cohesive visual identity.

The Task

We wanted to create a logo that will best represent Oyku’s core mission as a company. In addition, we envisioned to establish a logo that can be expanded into a visual language for brand communication purposes.

 

THE PROCESS

 

Keyword Mapping

We started off with keyword explorations. This helped us explore all possible design directions available to ensure that we pursue one that will give Oyku a distinctive edge from its competitors.  We also believed that Oyku’s key identities approach should be accessible, user-friendly and entertaining.

 

The Concept  

The concept was derived from ellipsis. Widely used in stories, the symbol is known to indicate suspense. This best represents Oyku’s singular mission to bring its audiences the most affable storytelling experience in three simple steps… Play. Listen. Discover. The three dots also represent the three personas in this storytelling journey, the narrator, oyku & the listener. Connecting the dots to your whole story.

 

Logo Development

 

Chosen Logo

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Brand Pattern

 

Implementation & Collateral

So on a scale 1 to 10, how do you like our take on this logo implementation? Feel free to let us know how much you love it!