How To Design Instagram Graphics That Stand Out

Instagram is one of the best social media platforms to share and discover beautiful photos, but it’s also extremely popular for text on image style graphics. RELAY utilizes pre-made layouts to make it easy to add type onto any photo. Adding color borders and word accents will complete the design so you’ll be sure to get those coveted double taps and brand new followers you’re after. For our RELAY Instagram account we created the following inspirational graphics.

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The importance of consistency

Research has shown that posting original, inspirational and motivational quotes can help Instagram users quickly grow a large following. Bu no matter what kind of content you post, it’s also important to be consistent. Sharing graphics on a regular schedule shows your audience that you take your Instagram profile seriously. Since RELAY is the fastest way to create multiple graphics at once you’ll always be a few steps ahead on your calendar.

Create a Instagram Graphic in a few easy steps

  1. Log in to RELAY and select "Button-Logo-Title" from the layout filter menu or click the button below.
  2. Customize any mood board template by uploading photos, patterns or texture images that you’d like to include.
  3. Add a logo, and change the fonts and colors to match your brand.
  4. Download the final graphic and upload anywhere online.

It’s still hip to be square

Here’s a final tip before you get started. Instagram recently departed from the square-only format meaning that you can technically upload graphics of different dimensions. We recommend sticking with square images to keep your feed visually appealing though. When users come to your feed and view your profile square images always fit nicely into the grid format. This positive visual experience is easy on the eyes and results in a higher chance that the viewer will follow you.

How To Design Instagram Graphics That Stand Out