Happiness month celebration at PugMarker

Why are we celebrating happiness month?

We asked each other this question 3 years back while we were planning to do business together. As a result, we delved deeper inside individually & tried to understand ourselves first. Coincidently all of us came up with the same answer that we love helping others.¬†That small but important exercise is now the big reason behind value proposition of the company and ‚ÄėHappiness month‚Äô (August 2017) celebration at PugMarker. ūüôā

PugMarker's happiness month celebration

We Design Happiness

A smile on your face at the end of the work has become an addiction and we go the extra mile to achieve it. We are a professional strategist, UI-UX, Websites, Progressive Web App, Branding, Marketing collateral designers and much more. The mission does not stop after earning bread and butter. We love to contribute to the roots from where we learned. It motivates us to help a designer and non-designer community to grow faster. We make sure every member of our team has a life goal and they are on right track. We believe this linchpin is the crux of quality we deliver as everybody works for themselves and not just for the company.

The celebration

This August month, we are coming up with more happiness for you as PugMarker is celebrating its 3rd anniversary on 26th August. The month is also known as¬†‘Happiness Happens Month‘. Happiness happens day/month encourages people to do something which they¬†love to do from bottom of their heart. With this dual celebration, we are bringing ‘Exclusive Happiness Offer’
for you.
Stay tuned. ūüėČ

Patanjali Ayurvedic Condoms

Lately, Patanjali has been a grand success in India FMCG market with a staggering valuation of¬†‚āĻ3,000 crore (US$450¬†million). Many are already trying to reverse engineer the strategy adopted by Team Patanjali and Baba Ramdev to crack the domestic market.

Recently, we heard that they are planning to launch Jeans too. Though the product’s origin is foreign which¬†is against the “Swadeshi” principles preached by Baba Ramdev aggressively.

The concepts of Patanjali Ayurvedic Condoms?

Who knows, they may enter in condom’s market and may come up with innovative. Here are some concepts we propose for early adopters! Have fun!!

Tamarind Patanjali Ayurvedic Condoms

Clove Patanjali Ayurvedic Condoms

Honey Patanjali Ayurvedic Condoms

Cucumber Patanjali Ayurvedic Condoms

Aloe Vera Lubricated Patanjali Ayurvedic Condoms

Almond Textured Patanjali Ayurvedic Condoms

Ginger Textured Condoms

Social Media Day Giveaway

It’s fun to be integral part of Social event like Social Media Day.¬†While working, with Social Champs for SMDay preparations, our Social Media Marketing Kit has been so¬†helpful for delivering fast output with good quality design that we have decided to make it available as social media day giveaway.

You can download Social Media Day Giveaway here.

We had recently made two¬†PSDs available for free to download.¬†But now considering¬†the response we are getting, we¬†felt it’s better to make it available to as many as possible. ūüôā

What Social Giveaway Kit contains ?

  • 40 PSDS (for Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Linked In)
  • More than 10,000 icons and
  • Many graphic elements.

How to use the Kit?

We have already explained in our “DIY Guide” guide in great detail here. There is also Help file for Social Media Marketing Kit¬†available.

How does the Kit help beyond just Social Covers pic?

Be it any Facebook, Google +, Twitter or Linked in activity, you can create images very fast by using multiple smart objects. We have made it such a way that you can use different patterns, icons available in downloadable files. You can see how it can be done in DIY kit. We and Social Champ team is posting many images using the kit. Please check this FB Page.

Social Media Day India 2015

It’s a great pleasure to announce that we are Ecosystem Partner of Social Media Day India (Pune).

We are assisting Social Champs, who are organizing Social Media Day India.¬†We have designed Logo for the event, website design support¬†and overall design¬†strategy for digital and print both with well thought social campaign made by Gajanan and Team . It’s a great fun and learning doing hard work in very less time. ūüėČ

Event is on 30th June 2015. For more info,  check event website SocialMediaDayPune.com

Social Media Day started by Mashable¬†in 2010 to¬†recognize and celebrate social media’s impact on global communication.

Social Media Day IndiaWhy you should be part of SMDay?

  • Social Media has influenced the way we communicate and brought the world even closer. It has changed the way we socialize.
  • You can get in touch with expert and hear what they say. You can ask questions too. It’s a good opportunity for networking with community of marketers & influencers.
  • It’s a global celebration that enable everyone to connect with each other miles apart.
  • Yes, there will be lot of fun activity too along with a¬†starter and a beverage.

Join the global Social Media Day movement

  • Use the #SMday,¬†#SMDayPune hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or any other social network of your choice.
  • Follow @MashableEvents on Twitter for #SMDay updates.

You can register for event here.

Lets undesign web!

We are firm believers of what Milton Glaser says, “Less is not more. Just enough is more” (1). Lets undesign web has been our mission!

This truly applies to modern digital world. This is more evident as Internet has been replacing habit of “reading” by “scanning” and attention span is decreasing inversely proportional to volume¬†of information availability on Internet.

For us, “Simple yet effective and professional” is the key. Yes, it is certainly not that simple to achieve simplicity, but the (undesign) process* we follow, has really made us believe that we can deliver effectively with end goal in mind. We have been working¬†hard to improve with every design task we execute.

Here are few projects we have delivered and more will be available later this month.

Header

While working, we have come across certain situations that taught¬†us hard lessons as well, however, we feel, it’s part and parcel of the game. Some good experiences we have tried to put in Logo Making and Website Redesign (coming soon) case studies as well.

As you can see, we are using Twenty Fifteen WordPress theme (slightly modified) as of now. We have been trying hard to come up with new design structure. It’s been on card since very long but the long project pipeline is delaying it ahead. It’s a sweet pain for us as we promise to deliver less project at a time and give 100% to everything we do.

There is lot on the way. Stay tuned for more stuff. I will keep posted on our blog.

*Lets undesign web process : We are coming up with our process in detail.

Cheers!

How to create elegant Facebook Cover Pic in 10 min

 

UPDATE : 

We have made the entire kit and more than 10,000 icons available for FREE considering the fact that it will be very useful for many on the occasion of Social Media Day on 30th June, 2015.

Download it here : Social Media Giveaway Kit.

We wanted to create cover pics in real quick time and save our time for important core operations like design, coding. So we were wondering how to create elegant Facebook cover pic in very less time. But we were unable to find solution through which we can do it quickly yet they are elegant, beautiful and professional.

We all love DIY (Do It Yourself) templates. While creating Facebook cover pics, we decided to create DIY templates for not only for Facebook but also for Twitter, Google Plus and Linked In (for company profiles) & hence landed in creating entire Social Media Marketing (SMM) Cover Kit.

Where this Social Media Marketing Cover Kit is useful?

This is extremely helpful and big time savers especially, when you or your team have Photoshop skills (even very basic is enough) and in less time you want to create and deliver them. Mostly these kind of situations are there for Social Media Marketing (SMM) Companies where they can either use it for their own social marketing or their clients’.

What you will get inside Premium DIY Kit?

  • 40 editable PSD files for Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Linked In
  • All layers are well organized in PSD.
  • All elements and text are 100% vector & easy to edit.
  • Use smart objects to change image/icon/background
  • Use shape, to change color quickly according to your brand
  • Gradient and flat color options¬†for background¬†are available inside each cover pic
  • Help file with instructions on how to change the images and links to download the fonts.
  • 100% free fonts used.

The DIY guide :

Here is how it can be achieved step by step

  1. Download Premium DIY Social Media Marketing cover kit from here (40 PSD pack) (If you want to give it a try, we would like to give 1 FREE PSD. Please contact us here)
    Considering the no. of requests we are getting, we have decided to give files for ¬†FREE [purchase_link id=”472″ text=”Buy Now” style=”button” direct=”true”] ¬†here itself. There are 4 PSD’s inside zip file; 1 for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linked In each.
    Check at the top of this post. Entire Premium DIY kit has been made available for FREE! Go grab it!!
  2. After unzipping “FinalFiles.zip”, inside “FinalFiles” folder, you can see following folders
    • Facebook_851px X 315px
    • Google+1080px X 608px
    • Linked in_646px X 220px
    • Twitter_1500px X 500px
    • Help_File
  3. If you go inside Help_File, you can see detailed steps one by one and if you understand all steps, you can skip everything written below! Hurrah!!
    If you want to check the of Help File, please download Help file for Social Media Marketing Kit.
    Or else, continue reading ahead…
  4. Lets say if you want to create following Facebook cover pic, you can open Our_Features.psd file inside Facebook_851px X 315px > PSD_FILES.
  5. You will see following artboard with a layer panel open. Awesome! we are almost there!Our_Features_PugMarkerYou can see different group layers inside layer panel and if you open group, you can see layers are color coded for your help. Similar to following screenshot.Color_Code_PugMarker
  6. Okay, if you are finding it too overwhelming, please skip above step
  7. How to change Text?
    As you know, if you select group “Text”, you can easily replace text the way you want.
  8. How to change icons? 
    No worries, we have used Smart objects here inside “Icons” group.Icon_Layers_PugMarker
    Double clicking smart objects will take you to new Photoshop file where you can replace icon.
    If you want, you can also find many icons here which may suit your need. If you want specific icons for your business, you can also find smaller set of icons here. In case if you do not find, let us know if there any specific requirement is there to create icon.
  9. How to change background colors/patterns?
    Inside “BG_Options” group,¬†there is a smart object “Place_Your_BG_Here”.¬†¬†Double clicking it, you can see four groups which can be used to create many different types of backgrounds like changing pattern colors, BG colors; you can even have either flat or gradient BG.Pattern_PugMarker
  10. Here is what we have created for our Facebook cover pic using above process.Our_Services_PugMarkerWe get this result in 10 minutes with the help of smart objects, Shape layers, Various options for BG ( Flat & Gradient Color ) you can change it with just only one click.
  11. With little bit more efforts and visualization you can also deliver better output by combining objects from our other files for example the line hexagon pattern can be taken from Social_Connections.psd inside Facebook_851px X 315px > PSD_FILES & can be added to enhance your design.Our_Services_01_PugMarker

Our Cover Pics Live in Action :

Do let us know if you find it useful and time saver. If you want us to create wonderful Social Media Cover Pics, please let us know.