The Anatomy of a WordPress Site


Navigating a Wordpress website design process can be mentally traumatizing, a total time suck, and completely confusing all rolled into one.  Whether you're dreaming of a fresh start or a first launch, knowing the important working parts {and where they go} can turn confused into empowered! Let's take a look. Different styles for different brands: Why are you online? Do you sell? Products or Services? Are you a blogger? Knowing this first will help guide you to the right style Wordpress layout. Every site should have a well-place logo in the top (usually top-left) space. The tagline (hey here's what we do) should also be near the … [Read more...]

Logo & WordPress site design: Fit & Fab After 50


Happy Saturday! I'm loving this new logo and site design for Fit & Fab After 50! Cecily is a huge inspiration and knowledge source for women over 50 who want to enjoy a healthy life. Not only is she a personal trainer, she owns a Chicago-area gym with her daughter.  Check out her design package below.  These designs feature a kettle bell illustration,  hand written fonts in 2 shades of purple and fresh lime green.  Her quote inspiration image (source unknown) below gives the fun look she desired. Her website is bright and airy, with custom graphics, scalloped edge, an icon for each category post, and a fab kettle bell … [Read more...]

Logo, Print & Web: The Painted Drawer


Hey friends! Welcome to another awesome spring weekend! Anything fun on your schedule? I'm meeting friends at the Farmer's Market, and hoping to catch a few minutes on the back porch with a good book! And I'm looking forward to celebrating my mom, hubby's mom, AND being a mom. It's my 3rd mother's day with my sweet Boogie.  In business news, I'm introducing you to Suzanne from The Painted Drawer today! Check out her graphics package below... Logo, business card and art show banner shown above. Below, I did a re-fresh on her website that includes a custom header, menu bar, social icons, custom fonts and a post footer graphic. I also love … [Read more...]

WordPress site design: Couponing with Kim


Kim is a repeat client who needed a website to blog about deals and steals in the Atlanta area and throughout the country. She also offers couponing classes, where she teaches tricks and tips to save the most green!  She had an existing fab logo, so I used the green and pink colors, tempered with gray, to create a fun and functional site!  Her design includes a blog home page, static pages, calendar and registration options, social icons, grab button and unique fonts. Check out the calendar and registration function below! Couponers can find classes, register, and pay online! Kim gets to set date, time, number of seats, cancelation … [Read more...]

Logo, Print and Website Design: Atlanta House Sitters


Atlanta House Sitters was such a fun project for me! This great couple runs a home and pet sitting business in Atlanta {hire them!!}, that offeres a range of services to those headed away from town.  They wanted a logo that reflected their biz and their city and we did just that! A professional script and peach graphic are set off by a navy house silhouette and orange tagline. Standard business card size with front and back design.  The back is a perfect place for extra info and a mini logo outline. The addition of orange shapes and navy dashed lines add variety and resemble the road out of town {hopefully on vacay}. Half-page flyer … [Read more...]

WordPress & Big Cartel Design: Webster’s Chalk Paint Powder


I'm always excited to introduce a new site design! Mostly because by the time I blog about a client, we've become friends...and I love to introduce friends to friends;) I double love this friend and AMAZING product!! Let's check out her site design below! Webster's site runs on a Wordpress platform and features a boat load of custom graphics. A few special features to check out: feature thumbnail images from the before & after category, 2 menu bars full of important info, divided sidebar, custom buttons and social icons, and an instagram feed that customers can participate in. FUN! We also utilized an easy gallery to feature lots of … [Read more...]

WordPress Design: The Tailored Nook


It's new blog design time! Lauren from The Tailored Nook is so super cute, I had a wonderful time designing a logo, wordpress site and business card for this Texas-based organizer. Lauren's design includes a classic bee and honeycomb pattern, pared with modren type and color blocking. Need organizing tips and tricks? You must visit her blog! … [Read more...]

New Logo, Blog and Print Design: Southern Soiree


I am so excited to introduce you to my friends at Southern Soiree!  They offer fabulous wedding and party services throughout Alabama. I had the privilege of designing a logo, website and printed materials for these super stylish ladies.  If you don't live around their parts, you can still learn some fun recipes and party tricks from their fun blog. Check it out here! And in case you want to look at my design inspiration, here is their pinterest board. Thanks so much for letting me design for you! … [Read more...]