The Design Trust: Diary Planner – created especially for creative businesses

*Ad-gifted: I received this diary planner from The Design Trust in exchange for this post.

As your business grows you get more and more busier as time goes on. You will need to keep track of your growing business and one of the best ways of doing this is to have a diary planner.

There are thousands of diaries and planners on the market, but not many that specialise in creative businesses. The Design Trust has published this diary planner to be used as a tool alongside your business.

The Design Trust: Diary Planner - created especially for creative businesses
The Design Trust: Diary Planner – created especially for creative businesses

It’s designed to be used by many creatives, designers, makers, illustrators, visual artists, photographers, bloggers, event organisers, shop owners, and creative foodies.

The Design Trust diary planner 2020 for creative professionals who want to get organised

Features of the diary planner

  • It measures 20×24 cm – the perfect size for a desk diary. With 250 pages and ring-bound so it can lay flat.
  • There are two colour cover options available – dark teal or dark orange. Each has an elastic enclosure for holding lose notes.
  • The planner is full of business advice, and tools to help with your yearly goals, event planning, social media, product launches and finances.
  • Quarterly reviews and plans – the planner helps you to break larger goals into smaller ones.
Action Planner - The Diary Planner
Action Planner – The Diary Planner
  • Month to view plans.
  • Monthly social media plans with content suggestions.
  • Week to view on a double page including your appointment time slots from 7 am-9 pm.
Monthly Planner
Monthly Planner

Included with the diary planner:

You get two free online business planning and goal setting training sessions.

You get 3 Quarterly Juicy Goal planning sessions online

Opportunity to join the exclusive Facebook group to ask questions, get recommendations, stay up to date with news and events, and join in the weekly discussion topics hosted by The Design Trust team.

The diary planner was created by the award-winning creative business adviser Patricia van den Akker, the Director of The Design Trust, with over 25 years’ experience as a creative business adviser, trainer, and mentor for 1,000s of creatives.

End Of Year Review
End Of Year Review

What I thought of the diary planner

It’s soft to touch easy to carry around and, jam-packed with lots of info, and exercises. There is plenty of space for your own goals, notes, and ideas.

I love that it’s not only a planner but a workbook all rolled into one. It’s designed to help you move your business forward. With easy to use language it breaks things down simply for you.

As a blogger and content creator, one of the most useful parts to me is the social media calendar and content ideas. Plus as a busy mum, I like the idea of the Focus: what 3 things will you get done today? This is achievable and a way not to feel overwhelmed.

The diary planner would be an excellent investment for your business in 2020. It would also make a fantastic Christmas gift for a creative loved one.

Month to View
Month to View

Where to buy

You can buy The Design Trust Diary Planner from their website for £45.00 which includes VAT and P&P within the UK


To be in with a chance of winning this diary planner from The Design Trust, please fill in the gleam widget below. Remember the more entries you complete, the greater the chance of winning!


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The giveaway ends 11:59 PM 30th November 2019

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