Today I am going to share with you some exciting news. I am working on my new podcast and need your help 👇🏻
I’ve done some podcasting in the past. Those projects are parked for various reasons, as I decided to focus on English communication and was busy last year.
Automate everything 🤖
Creating a podcast was on my list during my annual review last year. However, following the main message from the book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, I decided to subtract or remove one thing to add another.
I spent a few last weekends automating my newsletter (thanks, Adam Gospodarczyk 🦾, for a fantastic course on that topic). Now, I can focus on the podcast when my bulletin is on autopilot.
I actually implement the same principles, and I automate everything possible. I will share all my tools and processes to inspire someone to do the same!
The first step – artwork 🖼️
🎙️ Today, I am going to share the first step when it comes to podcast creation.
The very first step is the podcast name. However, in my case, it is a similar name to my blog – the Coffee Journeys Show.
Now, let’s focus on the artwork. 🖼️
I always need help with branding, palettes, colours and so on.
I’ve done a few iterations to reflect the name -> coffee and journeys.
Then, I created two variations that reflected on it.
I used Canva for that step. I used it for some of my Polish projects ages ago, and how this tool evolved blew my mind.
Tools: Canva 🎨
I discovered some new (to me) features:
1️⃣ Canva’s Colour Wheel is a tool that helps users create colour schemes for their designs. It allows users to select a colour and generate complementary, split-complementary, analogous, triadic, and tetradic colours. It makes it easy for users to create visually appealing designs with a harmonious colour palette.
2️⃣ Canva’s Colour Palette Generator is a tool that allows users to upload an image and generate a colour palette based on the colours in the picture. It is helpful for users who want to create designs that match a particular image or wish to use the colours in an image to inspire their design. The tool generates a colour palette that includes the image’s dominant colours and any secondary colours that may be present.
3️⃣ Canva’s Styles feature is a collection of pre-designed templates that users can apply to their designs. Styles include a range of designs for various types of content, such as social media posts, presentations, and business cards. Users can choose a style matching their brand or personal aesthetic and customise it with text, images, and colours. It makes it easy for users to create professional-looking designs quickly and easily without starting from scratch.
And… I created a third iteration of my podcast artwork, reflecting more on my “branding”.
And here is my ask for you.
👉🏻❓Can you comment on which one you like the most?
I will appreciate your help and any comments. I will share more tools, steps and automation in the coming days and weeks.
Have a great weekend! ☕️
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