6 branding mistakes made by new designers

As a new designer, taking the time to craft a coherent professional brand is vital to your success. Your future clients will be looking at your own brand as a measure of whether or not you will be able to do the same for them, so it pays to spend some time avoiding common mistakes.

A good designer brand is consistent, from the logo to the social media profile to the portfolio layout. Try to avoid mistakes like the following which can detract from your brand's image and cachet.

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