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Shaina Nacion's Design Toolkit

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Shaina Nacion shares the fonts, colours, and tools inside her design toolkit.

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Megan Hill

Published on 

September 5, 2022

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Name: Shaina Nacion

Profession: founder and designer


Shaina Nacion is the founder of a creative studio and productivity consultancy for free-spirited creatives. Shaina's studio helps with branding & design, SEO strategy, creative services and productivity support.


A gif showing the world "LALA" with changing patterns around the word.
An iPad sketch by Shaina Nacion.

I typically draw on my iPad but if I had to use a notebook, it would probably be made from dotted paper.


A 6 square colour palette containing a dark navy blue, peachy orange, light peachy pink, cream, light mint green and a grass green.
Shaina Nacion's current favourite colour palette.

Source of inspiration

Victorian-type posters and scientific illustrations from the Renaissance.

Designer on speed dial

Chris Do.


  • Firm favourite: Montserrat—uppercase, with 1px letter spacing
  • A distant love: Ogg by Sharp Type
  • Never again: Papyrus

Organisational approach

ClickUp is my #bae.

Trusted advisor:

I try to rely on my clients' target audiences for feedback, but my designer friends are great too!

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