7 tips for creating a simple branded worksheet

If you’re creating printouts or worksheet for a class, presentation or blog freebie, you want them to look beautiful.  If they are presented well, it shows your customers or students that you care, as you’ve taken the time to think about presentation.

If the thought of designing a worksheet makes you feel a bit overwhelmed…let me tell you, this doesn’t need to be complicated, so there’s no need to stress.

I’m going to give you a few pointers so you can create a stunning, but simple, branded worksheet template.

Tip 1

Know your brand colours.  Make sure you have the colour codes for your brand to hand when designing your printout. Using them throughout all of your content helps build a consistent identity.

Tip 2

When setting up your document, make your file size A4.  I do this as default, because if you’re creating a printable, though it can be viewed online, you would expect that people will want to print it out.

Tip 3

Add your logo, it doesn’t have to be big, but make sure you include it.  I feature mine at the bottom of the worksheet, so it doesn’t overtake the content.

Tip 4

Having said that though….don’t be tempted to enlarge your logo or images if you don’t have the correct size, this will make the images look fuzzy and unprofessional.  You can just include the name of your website or business using text.

Tip 5

Keep it simple. I think if you’re making a worksheet a simple border in one of your brand colours is effective enough.

Tip 6

Make your heading text easy to read, larger than the main body text, and centered…(of course you don’t have to center this,  but I like to center….I’m probably a little bit obsessed actually, I can insantly spot an uncentered element in design, and it drives me nuts!!!!!)

Tip 7

If you can, save as a transparent .png file.


In this post, I show you how to add your worksheet design to Word.

I hope you’ve found these tips helpful if you’ve any tips you’d like to share, drop them in the comments below, I’d love to hear them!


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