Here at Melanie Craft & Company, we are all about helping you grow your business into something big and profitable.


Below, we've listed all of the awesome apps we use and books we've read that have helped us build and shape our design studio. There are a few affiliate links in the list below, all of which are marked with an asterisk*, which means that I may receive some commission from your click or if you purchase products using the links below.

Please note that I would not recomend the products below if I didn't already use them.


Hosting and Domains

Squarespace: It's the perfect all-in-one platform where you can find your domain, hosting and website platform. Super easy to use and perfect for those who are not tech savvy.

GoDaddy: If you're looking for a inexpensive place to find your domain name, this would be the place to check out!



Adobe Illustrator: My go-to design program. It's what I use to build website mockups, graphics, logos and more.

Creative Market: the perfect place to find custom textures, fonts, illustrations, icons and more.

Canva: We've used this application to design and resize our graphics while we are on the go. And it's totally free, too!

For Business

Dubsado*: Here is our go to client management system that helps us keep project documents organized and all in one place.

Asana: I was recently introduced to this project management software. It has become an all in one system for me - online calendar, to-do list, goal tracker and more. And it's free too!

G Suites: Professional email, Documents, Sheets and so much more - All perfect for any small business.


stock photos

Unsplash: the ultimate place to get all your free photos for your social media, website and blog.

social media

BoardBooster*: Perfect app to schedule pins on Pinterest while I concentrate on other areas of my business

Mailchimp: Perfect for building an email list and sending out special offers to only those interested. 

Planoly*: The best app to schedule your instagram posts, and see them in real time.



Squarespace 101: A free course that guides you through the ins and outs of the Squarespace platform.