Snag My Favorite Things

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This page is for you! It's a collection of all the 'tools', or apps & systems we've found to be incredibly helpful along the way. Enjoy:-)

Also: Some of the links happen to be affiliate links which means when you shop through my page I get a commission, but will not cost you anything extra. I only recommend products I would use myself and nothing on this page has been sponsored just shared out of my love of the product or service which I happily share daily!
 
Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. That means, I get a small commission if you purchase through this link. However I make it a point to only share tools and resources we TRULY love and use. 

Alexis here, Lex Creative's Founding Creative Director,
and I have a gift for you. You have asked and I have delivered!
This is my one stop spot for all of my go-to freebies, courses, tools and resources to hit the ground running!

-Alexis

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Canva

Canva is a graphic design platform that even the LEAST creative CEO can use to  design social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content. It's the easiest platform I've found for non-designers. Sign up for FREE below. 

Planoly

Although I utilize Smarterqueue for posting to Facebook and LinkedIn, Planoly is my app of choice for automatic posting to Instagram. If you can easily fall into an IG cave, you NEED this to keep you super focused, and not scrolling all day.

Smarterqueue

Smarterqueue has been a God send when it comes to scheduling content. I love being able to create content, upload it to Smarterqueue, and forget it! It saves me HOURS of time each week.

Tailwind

Pinterest is the top source of traffic to my website! Because I'm often busy with client work, blogging, or speaking, I can't pin in real time. Tailwind automatically pins for me every single week!

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Design Biz Mastery is a group coaching program led by design expert and one of my mentors, Morgan Rapp. Morgan has transformed Lex Creative Studios and in my first month of coaching, helped me land my first five-figure client project!

Design Biz Mastery

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I love the mockups and stock photos from Moyo Studio. Our portfolio is full of their work! They take a unique approach towards stock imagery and have helped me craft a sophisticated look for my work and agency as a whole.

Moyo Studio

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ShowIt is our preferred website platform. Depending on the client's needs, my team and I ONLY design websites on either ShowIt, Wix, or Shopify. If you've been on the fence about ShowIt, it's well worth it!

ShowIt

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If you've taken any of the quizzes on this site, you've experienced the awesomeness of Interact! It's the software I use to create these quizzes and grow my email list subscribers. Interact is easy to use and worth the investment!

Interact Quizzes

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I purchase domains through Namecheap, and have used them for YEARS! Their customer support is really great and I love their interface. If you want a go to resource to buy domains consistently, their a fantastic option.

Namecheap

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ClickUp is the workhorse behind the Lex Creative Agency and blog. I've tried all the project management softwares, Trello, Asana, you name it! But ClickUp won me over. If you're working alone or with a team, ClickUp keeps you organized.

ClickUp App

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If you don't have a professional email address with your domain name, you're missing out on the opportunity to make a strong first impression. If you're serious about running a business, you need this!

Google Suite

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A super simple platform to help you create gorgeous, high converting email campaigns. It makes sending beautiful emails as simple as posting to social media.

Flodesk

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HoneyBook is my customer relationship management software, and I absolutely LOVE it! It helps me send proposals, questionnaires, and get paid quickly, through their auto-draft feature.

HoneyBook

The absolute must have tools I use to run Lex Creative

my tools of the trade

A course for graphic and web designers wanting to learn how to stand out as a design expert, so they can raise their prices and become industry leaders.

The Designer2Director Mini Course

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