There is really no rule against using template brochure designs, but wouldn’t you want your brand to stand out with your own unique way of presenting your business’ value proposition? With all the ways that you can design a brochure, surely, you can do better than a template design-even when all you do is tweak it a little to make it your own. Here are some things you should remember when it comes to designing a marketing brochure: Before you start, make sure you know your purpose. There is no way you can know how to go about creating a brochure design without first figuring out what you are trying to achieve with the material. Start the process by asking exactly what you need the brochure for or why you want one. If you have a brief ready, take time to step back so you can see the big picture of what you are trying to achieve with the marketing collateral. Brochure design is so much more than how you lay your content out. It is also about the quality as well as the relevance of your content. Great copy can make or break a brochure just as much as a great design can capture or lose your audience. Before you even create your layout, make sure you have good copy to go with your design. When finalizing brochure layout, always put your readers or target audiences first and foremost. Like with any marketing material, you should start with your end purpose in mind. What kind of response are you hoping for from your readers? When and where are you planning to distribute the material? What is your main focus? Keep these things in mind when designing your brochure. Sometimes, less is more. Simplicity stands out, especially when it comes to brochure design. If you want people to take notice of what you are trying to say, keep things simple and make things stand out. With a simple design, it is easier to keep people’s attention focused on the important stuff and easier for you to get your message across. Finally, keep techniques that work. While it is also recommended to try new things, knowing what works for your brand and sticking with them is a better strategy that constantly changing up your strategy-this gives constancy and allows your brand to be known for something.