@voxdominus Hi there 👋 I use Canva | Adobe Stock | Unsplash - I use Squarespace so I also purchase from Unsplash but I have my own account with Unsplash which you are free to use the photos. All are great and work well!
I still have one board that doesn't have a created cover - I find that the created covers for the boards work well for viewers and followers.
Glad you are here.
Hey there! @voxdominus No, you don't have to be a well qualified graphic designer in order to be successful on Pinterest, but there are some tips you should follow:
A well-designed pin should have an aesthetic look and a strong message with a text overlay on it. Texts should be short and simple so your customers can understand it easily.
Use your best images, try to pin high quality images rather than pinning a lot of poor quality pins.
Make sure the photo you find is large enough, so it doesn’t appear blurry or pixelated, which looks very unprofessional.
Hope it was helpful.
Thank you Sofia!
What about "20 design rules you should never break", "15 Graphic Design Rules for Non-Designers", "The 5 rules of design composition and layout", etc?
Hey! @voxdominus thank you for the links. Actually I never came across to these kind of articles, they might be helpful. But I don't think you should set boundaries to yourself, you can design some couple of pins and check out which ones are working for you. Just make it good looking, understandable and high quality. Good Luck!