Thumbnail Design

Need help designing your Thubmnails? No problem. Our top designers will help you in under 48 hours with thumbnails that stay in your head.

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How your Thumbnail Design works with Magic Design

Create unlimited design tasks that your personal designer will complete for you
in under 48h.

Tell us which designs you need

In just a few steps you define the design you need, your requirements and tell your designer how it should look.

In addition, you can provide us with all the necessary files and send us examples.

Time for the designs and your feedback

Within 48h you will receive the results from your designer.

You can submit change requests directly from your dashboard.

Approval and download

Once you are satisfied with the result, you can complete the task and download all the files related to the project.

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Our Thumbnail Design Services

YouTube Thumbnails
Creation and optimisation of YouTube thumbnails to increase click-through rates.
Thumbnail Design
Design of thumbnails in any size and for any application (e.g. OG images).

Why Magic Design?

With Magic Design, you add a top designer to your team and scale your design capabilities - in days, not months. Like an extended workbench, we support your company in all visual topics, from website design to social media content to ad graphics.

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As a start-up, you're never short of ideas you'd like to implement right away - but often you have a limited budget and few internal resources. With Magic Design, we take care of taking your design to the next level while you focus on the rest.
Various of your teams are always in need of graphic assets, but design resources are scarce? Magic Design is your extended workbench and takes over all the design tasks you can't handle internally - reliably and quickly.
To stand out from the competition, design is becoming an increasingly important factor. With Magic Design, you no longer have to worry about finding good designers yourself, but have a partner at your side who takes care of all your design tasks.

What our customers say

"For our marketing activities we always need a large number of different Ad Creatives - too much for our in-house design capacities. Magic Design is the perfect partner for us here, as they deliver perfect quality in the shortest possible time."
Michael Sieb
CMO @ Type Studio
"Magic Design saves me endless time and nerves. It was extremely hard for us to find an affordable designer. This service is just the perfect alternative. I would recommend it to every founder."
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"For my startup ventures, I often need multiple designs to test different ideas. The team behind Magic Design always supports me with a great sense of design and a fast execution."
Frederik Fleck
Partner @ Richmond View Ventures

FAQ - Thumbnail Design

Here you can find answers for the most common questions around Thumbnail Design.

Why do I need a thumbnail?

The thumbnail gives a first impression of the web content. It attracts the interest of the respective target group and generates clicks. It is also user-friendly, as content can be grasped more quickly by humans via images and graphics.

The quality and effectiveness of the design has a great influence on the success of a YouTube channel or other platform. So, it's worth investing in a high-quality design to capture viewers' interest and increase engagement.

What do I have to pay attention to when creating a thumbnail?

You should make sure that your thumbnail matches the web content. It is also intended to encourage interaction. Therefore, you should use meaningful colors and define a face that will be seen on the thumbnail. This allows you to connect with your viewers. Your logo should also be visible to create recognition value.

Where can I use thumbnails?

Thumbnails can be used in various places to attract attention and interest in a visual way (e.g. YouTube or your online shop).

How much does it cost to design a thumbnail?

The cost of designing thumbnails can vary greatly depending on various factors, including the scope of the project, the designer's level of experience, and design requirements. With Magic Design, however, thumbnail design is included in the subscription, so you pay a fixed price for unlimited design requests.

What do I need to consider regarding the thumbnail format?

When creating thumbnails, there are some important aspects regarding the format that should be considered:

Size: It is important to note the recommended size of the thumbnail for the platform on which it will be used. For example, the recommended size for YouTube thumbnails is currently 1280 x 720 pixels, while the recommended size for Facebook thumbnails is 1200 x 628 pixels.

File format: The recommended file format for thumbnails is JPEG or PNG. It is important to make sure that the file size is not too large, otherwise the page loading may be delayed.

Readability: The thumbnail should be clear and easy to read. Therefore, use a clear font and make sure that the text is easy to read.

Relevance: The thumbnail should reflect the theme of the video or content. So avoid misleading thumbnails that might mislead viewers.

Originality: Try to create an original and unique thumbnail that stands out. A well-designed thumbnail can help capture viewers' interest and make them want to watch the video or explore the content.

Consistency: It's also important to remain consistent in terms of thumbnail design and aesthetics to create a strong brand identity and make content easier to recognize.

What makes a good thumbnail?

A good thumbnail usually has the following features:

1. Eye-catching design: The thumbnail should be eye-catching and appealing to attract viewers' attention.

2. Relevance: The thumbnail should reflect the content of the video and give the viewer an idea of what to expect.

3. Clarity: The thumbnail should be clear and easy to understand so that the viewer immediately recognizes what it is about.

4. Contrast: The thumbnail should have a high contrast to improve readability and make the image stand out.

5.Text: The thumbnail should contain a short, concise text that summarizes the content of the video.

6. Quality: The thumbnail should be created in high quality to ensure a professional and appealing look.

7. Originality: The thumbnail should be unique and stand out from other thumbnails to attract viewers' attention.