Yep, this happened. I gave birth to two delightful little babies in October! Of course, I designed the birth announcement, which I didn’t send out till a few weeks ago. My wonderfully talented cousin Serena Nicole took the photos. Life is slowly getting back to normal, or a “new” normal I should say, and I’m working on design projects and teaching yoga again. Hello again, world!
I worked with Marla in the middle of 2013, while I was in Germany. We had a lot of fun making a bright, feminine and chic brand and travel blog for her. Marla is a flight attendant and has an interesting perspective on travel. Can’t wait to read about her adventures! Visit her site: marlayoung.com.
Behold, PLAYGROUND Magazine’s newly redesigned website! This site was one of my biggest freelance projects to date. There are hundreds of articles and tons of features. A playguide listing section, ads, calendar, lots of social media integration, and custom post types. I’ve been teaming up with Heather Reneau, the founder of PLAYGROUND for years now. It’s always fun to work on, I love their fun look and bright photos. Hop on over to check out the full site! playground-magazine.com
I love that I’ve been working with some of my clients for so long that we end up being due for a redesign together. I started working with Wendy of Zou Zou Boutique about 5 years ago. A little after that, we worked on a brand new site. And at the beginning of this year, Wendy wanted to to refresh the site, so we did a light redesign. The site is still very clean, but we added some more fun details. Head on over and check it out.
I’ve been busy working on a lot of different design projects (and moving to Germany), although you wouldn’t know it from looking at this blog. So to get started on sharing some of my recent work, here’s a peek at the process of Michelle Burdo’s new logo, which we wrapped up last month. I’ve been working with Michelle for a while now, and she’s a lot of fun to collaborate with. I’ll start with the final product:
Clean, professional, sleek, but still conveying Michelle’s fun and bright personality. So how did we get to the final product? We started by exchanging inspiration and ideas. My first few mock-ups of logo options were all in black and white, before things started getting narrowed down.
I’d sum up the process as lots of communication and lots of refining. Eventually we added color schemes to choose from, while the designs were still being nailed down.
Creating a logo often takes more work and collaboration than people may think. There’s usually a lot of back and forth and a lot of unused designs. All of that work comes together to form the final logo. After all, your logo is the face of your brand, so it should be thoroughly considered. What do you think about how it turned out?