Look Like a Graphic Designer Using These 5 Free Fonts

One funny question that I get from my husband Brian every now and again is, “what’s a good basic font to use?” haha! I never know how to answer that question because there’s not just a few “good, basic” fonts. It all depends on what it’s for, who the audience is, what it’s communicating, what medium it will be on (print? web?) what size it will be shown at, and so many more specifics. It always drives him nuts when I can’t simply answer his question. 

I think what he’s really asking is, ‘what font will make it look like a professional designer created this?’ So, to satisfy his curiosity, I decided to put together a graphic with five free basic font options that are designer-esque. I also included a few different scenarios that you might use them for as well. I hope this is helpful. Hey Brian, be sure to bookmark this post for future reference. Click the links below for more information and to download the free fonts.

1. LORA   /   2. PLAYFAIR DISPLAY   /   3. OPEN SANS   /   4. MONTSERRAT   /   5. OSWALD

Look Like A Professional Designer With These 5 Free Fonts

Releasing Evolve Design For Squarespace

Evolve just launched over at golivehq.co, and guys... I am seriously SO happy with the outcome design! For the past month I've been working on creating the perfect website theme crafted specifically for you! After spending time looking over hundreds of your websites these last of weeks, (via my website tips posts. I’m glad you’re loving those), I realized there were a few consistent areas where most of you really needed some help. Get the 411 on Evolve below & enter my little contest to WIN this bad boy!

Evolve is a perfect combination of edgy and relaxed with a mindset that will get your business where it needs to be. Wanting to optimize sales and customer interaction? Evolve has a strong tagline and business description, so that within 3-5 seconds your website viewer will know exactly what your company does and what to do next to engage your services or product.

This design also specializes in Call To Action buttons, located on every page of the website theme. These CTAs have the potential to be a massive game changer in helping you convert sales online. These stylish CTAs will help you clear the clutter, simplify your voice, and direct the viewer to do exactly what you want them to do next on your website. Not only is this site irresistibly organized, sleek, and boldly modern...when a site is as forward-thinking as this, you have to have it.

Check out the live demo and purchase it here

So here's the scoop… I suggest customizing this design in one of three ways. 1 // Purchase and customize the design yourself (our designs over at Go Live are easy to edit and make your own - that's our whole goal). 2 // Hire us to customize it for you!  Drop us a line if you need help deciding! :)

In celebration of the new release we're giving away the theme to one lucky pinner. Simply pin the graphic (below) straight from this website to your Pinterest account to be entered to win the Evolve design theme! We'll be announcing the winner on: Thursday, July 20, 2017.

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My Company Is Hiring

I'm so excited to announce that we're hiring. My company at Go Live HQ is growing fast and we're on the look out for top notch talent to help us take new ground. We have 3 new positions open and we'd LOVE for you to apply. Check out the details below.

01 - EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR
Reporting to Promise Tangeman-Wurzell, the CEO and Creative Director of Go Live, the Executive Administrator is responsible for providing administrative services and  management to Promise and the Go Live team. The position serves as a first point of contact for Go Live’s customers and clients including incoming inquiries, day to day correspondence amongst the team and other various organizations. This role requires exceptional communication, strong organizational skills, leadership, and top notch customer service skills in a small but fast paced environment.

02 - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/OPPERATIONS MANAGER
Reporting to Promise Tangeman-Wurzell (the CEO & Creative Director of Go Live), the Business Development/Operations Manager will assume a strategic role in the overall management of the company. The position contributes to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices. With day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, legal, property management, deal analysis, negotiations, developing and managing partner relationships, data entry, accounts payable, payroll, managing the organizations HR and creating organizational and program budgets.

03 - GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGNER
Reporting to Promise Tangeman-Wurzell (CEO & Creative Director) and the Executive Administrator, the Graphic Designer is responsible for creating original graphic designs for Go Live and their clients. This position includes day to day correspondence with the team to create helpful blog posts, social media graphics, custom visual identities, custom websites, website themes and other various creative tasks that may be assigned.

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Sadie Robertson's Website Is Live On Squarespace

Okay, I just might be slightly obsessed with the adorable & ever so driven Sadie Robertson from those popular shows Duck Dynasty AND Dancing With The Stars! My team and I at Go Live HQ partnered together to make a home on the web for Sadie's passion project, Live Original & we had such a great time working with her and the team! Sadie is on a mission to live original, & is now touring through the US helping youth discover their passion and purpose. Can she get more amazing?! :)

For this custom website, we wanted the site to be clear, direct & FUN with that "Sadie Original" twist! She gave us free rein to create the graphics, so we went to TOWN detailing a perfect tailor-made design for her specifically. Utilizing Squarespace as our foundation, we highlighted all the main sections of the website with big blocks, and created a clear Call To Action placement at the top of the site. We wanted to make her website as user-friendly as possible while still being fun with tiny graphic elements throughout! We also created the logo to fit within her relaxed & carefree theme. And why not have a zebra print frame around the entire site?!  We were pumped to help Sadie with this awesome project and can't wait to see live impacted by her passion. Cheers to Sadie and the Live Original team! Want to see Sadie on tour? Click here!

funky edgy squarespace inspiration

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New High-End Website Theme

My team and and I at Go Live Hq just launched a brand new website theme called Notorious. With it's avant-garde aesthetic, Notorious is perfect for the eclectic business owner that aims for a fun, confident, everything goes vibe. All the buttons and features ensure that there’s a place for everything. And the best part? This design is responsive and beautifully creative on all devices! Check out the live demo and purchase it here. 

So here's the scoop… I suggest customizing this design in one of three ways. 1 // Purchase and customize the design yourself (our designs over at Go Live are easy to edit and make your own - that's our whole goal). 2 // Hire us to customize it for you!  Drop us a line if you need help deciding! :)

In celebration of the new release we're giving away the theme to one lucky pinner. Simply pin the graphic (below) straight from this website to your Pinterest account to be entered to win the District design for Showit 5. We'll be announcing the winner on: September 27, 2016.

Avant-garde creative modern website theme