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40 Personal Branding Projects for Web & Graphic Designers

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In the world of web design, it’s crucial that you become someone that others will remember by more than just your achievements – you need a name that will remind the world about who you are and what it is that you do best. Personal branding is one of the toughest undertaking for a web or graphic designer. After all your hard work, you would expect people to already know who you are. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that unless you come up with a catchy name and slogan, and if you’re not willing to make connections and be active on social media websites as well as in your community, you won’t be remembered for long.

Fortunately, there are many projects out there that have been created to help web designers and graphic designers create a unique identity that will let others know, in only a few words, what makes you an awesome designer! You don’t have to look far for these, as there’s a plethora of personal stories and tips online from fellow web designers who’ve already gone through this process and succeeded. These designers have created lots of fantastic resources to help fellow aspiring designers during this potentially stressful chapter of building their careers.

As you will see in the The Way to Personal Branding infographic featured below, there are 9 basic steps you must follow in order to create your identity. The first three steps focus on self analysis; you must answer the question “who am I?” –  focus on your skills, passions, and specializations. Then you must establish how you’re being perceived by others, including your personal and professional relationships. And finally, you’ll have to decide what it is that you’re ultimately hoping to achieve by determining your sector, your market, and your style. The following three steps revolve around creating your brand by using words and emotions to come up with a unique name and slogan, and building a strong network of professional connections (people that you look up to, and people that might be interested in what you do, because they will ultimately support you and help you succeed). The last set of steps focuses on creating original content and sharing it with social media, as well as sharing other designers’ work, and staying up-to-date on what is being said about your brand and field.

In this article, we would like to share with you 40 personal branding projects for web & graphic designers that will surely help you come up with something memorable. These include videos, case studies, infographics, cheat sheets, and to-do lists that will help you stay focused and on track on your path to defining who you are as a designer. Additionally, we’ve included some resume templates and unique business card ideas to help you get started once you’ve determined your designer identity. Hopefully you’ll find these resources useful and fun – because personal branding really shouldn’t be so stressful. If done properly, it can become the best part about becoming a renowned web or graphic designer.

Fully Editable Modern & Feminine Résumé Template Design

Fully-Editable-Modern-&-Feminine-Résumé-Template-Design

How to Brand Yourself Workbook

How-to-Brand-Yourself-Workbook

9 Basic Steps to Create a Personal Branding Strategy

9-Basic-Steps-to-Create-a-Personal-Branding-Strategy

Viktor Daniel Portfolio

Viktor-Daniel-Portfolio

Clean theme | Behance API + PSD

FREE-Landing-Website-Clean-theme-Behance-API-+-PSD

CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR BRANDING CHECKLIST

CREATIVE-ENTREPRENEUR-BRANDING-CHECKLIST

Martina Cavalieri // Personal Identity

Martina-Cavalieri-Personal-Identity

Illustrated posters for Estil Animal, dog hairdressers

Illustrated-posters-for-Estil-Animal,-dog-hairdressers

Personal Branding

Personal-Branding

PERSONAL BRANDING / IDENTITY

PERSONAL-BRANDING-IDENTITY

Interior Design Brochure

Interior-Design-Brochure

Zdunkiewicz Studio / Self Promotion on Behance in Logo

Zdunkiewicz-Studio-Self-Promotion-on-Behance-in-Logo

Be Visionare

Be-Visionare

Interior Design Portfolio Mary Whitney Evins

Interior-Design-Portfolio-Mary-Whitney-Evins

CIN | Goethe Institute

CIN-Goethe-Institute

Self Branding

Self-Branding

Branding for Sara Moore

Branding-for-Sara-Moore

 

John-Barton

 

Julia-Kostreva

Personal Branding by Kogulan Sivaneshan

Personal-Branding-by-Kogulan-Sivaneshan

Letterpress Business Card With DIY Edge Painting

Letterpress-Business-Card-With-DIY-Edge-Painting

Recycled Paper Business Card

Recycled-Paper-Business-Card

Brand Launch: Mikel Rumsey

Brand-Launch-Mikel-Rumsey

Personal Identity (Process)

Personal-Identity-(Process)

4 Steps to Create a Powerful Personal Brand

4-Steps-to-Create-a-Powerful-Personal-Brand

Fashion Resume Template

Fashion-Resume-Template

Read Unique Letterpress Business Cards

Read-Unique-Letterpress-Business-Cards

Logotype and wood veneer business cards

Logotype-and-wood-veneer-business-cards

An Artfully Inspired Dinner In Charleston

An-Artfully-Inspired-Dinner-In-Charleston

Professional CV templates

professional-CV-templates

Resume Template 3

Resume-Template-3

Stamped Business Cards

Stamped-Business-Cards

Self promotion

Self-promotion

Visual Identity Branding

Visual-Identity-Branding

N. Daniels Vienna

N-Daniels-Vienna

Artisans – Card Deck

Artisans---Card-Deck

10 TIPS TO PROMOTE YOURSELF WITHOUT BEING ANNOYING

10-TIPS-TO-PROMOTE-YOURSELF-WITHOUT-BEING-ANNOYING

Personal CV or VCard

Personal-CV-or-VCard

Hairdresser Promotion

Hairdresser-Promotion

Modmop Identity

Modmop-Identity

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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. Check out Iggy's design tutorials and articles at his Web Design Blog or follow his daily findings on Twitter.

2 Comments

  1. Dj in Dubai says:

    Amazing set of designs, especially the Viktor Daniles one. Our site also won the best site of 2015 on the CSS Awards site, check us out too if you need any inspirations

  2. Darwin Crew says:

    The concept of having a personal brand can be intimidating. It seems like only famous people have a shot at establishing one, since their names are already well-known.

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