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One of my goals for 2019 was to collaborate with a fellow boss babe on a design project, in the hopes that it will allow me to grow my skill set and make a new friend in the process.

When I approached Elle from Elle Drouin, and creator of Styled Stock Society about a possible colab for my Floral Blog Post Toolkit, I never imagined that it would lead to something much bigger!

If you’d like to have a look at the Floral Blog Post Toolkit, inspired by the Peach and Mint Collection in the Styled Stock Society Membership, then head right this way.

After Elle generously offered a coupon for 15% off of her membership for my customers, she asked if I’d be interested in a project to create 100 Custom Instagram Graphics (what?!)

Her plan was to create something new and exciting for her members as an extra resource to help them in their businesses.

The idea was to create 10 themed sets of Instagram graphics, each with 10 graphics inspired by a collection of stock photos in her membership.

The themes she chose were:

Colorful, Nature, Neutrals, Out of Office, Pinks, Food, Selfcare, Celebrations and Pastel.


“Nihaad was a pleasure to work with! She took my general idea for graphics and turned it into something even more beautiful that I imagined. I saw an immediate return on investment in working with her, and I would not hesitate to work with her again!”

ELLE, Syled Stock Society & elledrouin.com


Elle also provided me with short, inspirational quotes for each graphic, so that her members won’t have to worry about coming up with new content ideas. The done-for-you graphics will provide a much needed relief, with 3 months worth of imagery and content ideas for Instagram!

I’ve received quite a number of messages from people asking similar questions about how I was able to create these graphics and get them done as a once off. So, I thought I’d answer these questions over here:

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE TO CREATE 100 GRAPHICS?

Elle sent me all the images and quotes to start the project in mid-Feburary, with the dead line being mid-April. Having two months to create these graphics definitely took a lot of the pressure off, and allowed me to begin each set with a fresh perspective.

Since I was busy with other projects as well, the time allowed me to break up the sets into smaller, bite sized bits of work so it was not overwhelming.

Thankfully, I managed to deliver the graphics on time, and Elle could launch her new resource in her membership!

WHAT WAS THE PROCESS BEHIND CREATING 10 SETS OF UNIQUE GRAPHICS?

As with any big task, if you look at it as a whole it becomes super overwhelming. This is why I decided to tackle this project by breaking it into smaller sections to give each aspect of this project my full attention.

Before I started each new theme, I created a brandboard to get a sense of where I’d like to go with the design of the graphics, and how I’d like the graphic to compliment the beautiful imagery Elle provided me with from her membership.

The quote she gave for each graphic also needed to be kept in mind, so that the different elements worked together seamlessly when put together.


If you’d like to get your hands on these 100 custom Instagram quote graphics, plus over 1,800 gorgeous stock photos for less than $25/month (!!) head on over to Styled Stock Society and sign up for the membership!


PROJECT OVERVIEW

Project: 100 Custom Instagram Quote Graphics

Files Provided: Stock photography & Quotes

Software Used: Canva and Adobe Illustrator