How to use OptiSigns' Template & Designer app to make your Digital Signs in minutes

OptiSigns has an extensive library of thousands of templates, covering various industries, along with a user-friendly Designer tool that enables you to create captivating promotions, events, marketing content, and menus within minutes!

Watch this 3-minute video to learn more:

In this article, we will review how to: 

  1. Access the Designer app (or tool)
  2. Browse for templates in our Template library
  3. Assign your design to a screen or a playlist
  4. How to add design elements, apps, QR codes, or widgets to your design
  5. How to create your own templates to share with your team

Let's jump in and get started:

Access the Designer app (or tool)

You can access our Designer app in 2 ways:

  • Go to Apps → click or search for 'Designer'

  • Click on Templates → New Design

Browse for templates in our Template library

To access our Template Library, simply go to

Or, you can click on 'Templates' on the Files/Assets page

Here, you can search and browse to find the template that best suits your needs.

To learn more about navigating through the template library, please click here.

Click on any template to "Preview" and click on "Use This Template" to start editing.

This will open the Canvas Designer and you can start editing your Design.
You can rename the design by clicking on the name on the top bar.

Assigning your design to your screen

Once a design is created, it is like any images you upload to your OptiSigns File/Asset.
You can go to the Dashboard ( Click Edit Screens and assign your design to it.

For a detailed guide to set up your screens and assign content, click here.

Adding Stock Photo to your design

Click on the 'Photo' button on the left-hand side menu to open the Stock Photo section.

You can search for a photo and click to add it to your design.

The Stock Photo feature is powered by Unsplash, offering a collection of 1.5 million and growing photos.

Adding icons/elements to your design

To add icons and elements to your designs, click the 'Element' button on the left-hand side menu.

Explore and choose from a collection of 1000+ well-designed icons, available for browsing and searching.


Click on any icon to add it to your design.

You can then further edit its size, color, opacity, etc. by clicking on the icon once it's on your design canvas.

Adding a QR Code to your sign

QR codes are a great way to enhance the value of your signs.

You can create QR codes for various types of actions. Here are some useful examples to pair with digital signs:

  • Open your website URL
  • Call a phone number
  • Send an SMS text message (you can even pre-fill some information)
  • Direct users to the App Store to download an app (it will auto-detect Android or iPhone and take users to the appropriate places)
  • Guide users to follow your Facebook, Instagram, or other social media pages
  • Allow users to connect to your WiFi
  • And more...

Create your own templates to share with your team

You can turn your designs into templates for your team's use by clicking 'Your Template' on the left-hand side menu.

Then, click 'Add Current Design as Template'. This action creates a copy of your current design, setting it as a template.

Now, other users in your team can see and use this template just like any standard templates provided by OptiSigns."


If you have any additional questions, concerns, or any feedback about OptiSigns, feel free to reach out to our support team at