Making design accessible for everyone with OVER + huge giveaway!

If you’ve followed along with my studio for a while, you’ll know I am a huge advocate for design tools/ software/resources that make getting creative accessible for everyone, not just designers. It’s why I give my clients almost every file type for their branding as well as links to their brand fonts so they can purchase/download them, brand guidelines for best tips and also colour codes as well to empower the to use their brand beyond our project together.

And one of my (not so) best kept secrets for getting creative on the go is the Over app - if you see a post on my Instagram that isn’t a Moyo Studio mockup, it’s generally going to be #madewithover hehe, it’s my fav tool for designing on my phone for my Instagram feed and I’ve been using it for about 3 or so years now I think (my very first posts were with Over!)

I actually had the pleasure of sitting down (virtually) with some of the Over team about a year a go now so they could ask me a few questions about how I was finding the app, any suggestions I had, my favourite features etc and I think it’s really wonderful how hands on the team is and how they continuously want to improve and get to know their users. This is what sets them apart from the bigger companies like Canva and Adobe, who are both great but you do feel a little lost/insignificant as a user of those platforms sometimes.

So what is Over?

Over is a phone app used to create beautiful, hand-curated and easy-to-edit photo and video templates, Over helps you create impactful content that will make your brand stand out. The best part? No design degree necessary. This user-friendly design app makes it fun turning photos into gorgeous graphic art. With Over you’ll add styled text, shapes and clip art to your images, all in a powerful interface you can control with your thumb. Just tap to select elements, then swipe to change colours, fonts, spacing—even nudge objects for pixel-perfect layouts. Over is flexible too, letting you customise its tools and features as your imagination grows.

Over has grown from humble beginnings in 2012 as a simple "text over photos" app for sharing goals and inspirational quotes, into a multifaceted tool for businesses and individuals, used around the world. The product has evolved, but the vision is the same: to inspire the world to create.

Who’s behind Over?

Over is a US company, with offices in Cape Town and London, and teams dotted around the globe. They now boast a vast user base varying from large businesses, graphic designers, entrepreneurs, and bloggers, to vloggers, influencers, and people just looking to create beautiful designs.

My favourite features on Over


Curated content

Hand-curated videos, graphics and font collections, updated daily. If you use Creative Market, then you’ll love that some of the graphics/fonts/images are included with the Pro Account on Over, so you can get your much loved design elements on your mobile! There are some absolutely amazing design elements on there that just level up your designs as well as being all in one place and easy to find.


Add your own logos and fonts

If you have an established branding suite like logos and fonts, you can add them to keep your designs consistent. You can also save colour palettes if you use the same ones across your graphics.


Templates upon templates

Over has SO many templates for different design uses, such as: video, Insta stories, Facebook posts, flyers/posters, logos, promotions, banner ads, business cards, Facebook covers, quotes, wallpapers, birthday cards, profile pictures, announcements and invitations. You never need to start from scratch as Over has so many beautifully designed layouts just waiting to be customised with your own branding / colours / fonts / images!

Join the giveaway!

The Over team has kindly gifted me TEN one year long subscription codes to give out to my followers so thought I’d run a little giveaway to spread the word about the app and get people using it’s design goodness.

What you need to do to enter:

  1. Follow @januarymadedesign and @over on Instagram

  2. Download Over by following this link

  3. Let me know on Instagram once you’ve downloaded the Over app

  4. Optional - tag some friends who might want to win also!

Conditions of Entry:

  • iPhone/iOS only - These codes can only be applied in Apple’s App Store so it only works for iPhone-users.

  • Giveaway closes Monday 16 September 2019

  • These codes are valid until Tuesday 24, September 2019 11:00 (SAST) You’ll need to redeem it before this date.

How to:

Redeeming an App Store coupon & subscription

  • Go into App Store app

  • Select “Apps” tab and scroll to the bottom

  • Select “Redeem”

  • Select “Enter code manually” and paste/type the given code

  • Over will download automatically and subscription will be loaded on.

* This post does contain affiliate links but rest assured, I will only ever recommend products and services I absolutely love, trust and use myself x