Branding for Blogs, Youtubers, and More!

(Updated for 2017)

These days almost everyone has a side hustle! Creating content such as streaming video games, selling on Etsy, creating videos, and writing blogs have become so commonplace that you likely know someone within spitting distance who does it. Maybe it's even YOU! And if it is you, you know that all the advice on "how to start a Youtube channel, blog, Twitter, etc" yields the advice of "you’ve GOT to have branding!"

 Blog header for  Diary of an Aspiring Loser,  a weight loss blog

Blog header for Diary of an Aspiring Loser, a weight loss blog

Branding is defined as a "look" for your online & social media presence. Maybe it's a banner on your Twitter, a user icon on Twitch, or title cards in your video. You want someone to see your various outlets online and be able to immediately recognize that it's YOU. Good branding will boost your business and image... bad branding will undermine it.

 Banner for Twitch/Youtuber ComboDropper

Banner for Twitch/Youtuber ComboDropper

 Design for Twitch entertainers Date Knights

Design for Twitch entertainers Date Knights

That's where someone like me comes in. What better way to brand yourself than with a cartoon? It could be your cat, what your content is about (games? baking? fishing? even coding!), or it could even be of yourself-- the possibilities are endless.

 "Update" art for Date Knights' social media accounts

"Update" art for Date Knights' social media accounts

When a client comes to me, we start by having a chat about how what it is they do, what they create, and how they want to come across to their audience. After we chat I provide sketch options, and after we put our heads together, I come up with the final piece for them to use. I typically work for clients who represent a light-hearted, humorous feel-- with great results!

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 Banner designs for Powershell programming blog  Fox Deploy .

Banner designs for Powershell programming blog Fox Deploy.

If you're a content creator and you need colorful, stylized cartoons to help solidify your online presence, I'm your gal! Please feel free to contact me at joie@joiefoster.com