// Uniqueness of Being - Blog Redesign

Uniqueness of Being
It's not very often that I share a single design project on it's own, but since it's become such a large part of what I do each and every day, I thought I should put more emphasis on sharing it here. This blog overhaul is one that I finished last week and installed for Ashley. She's a super fun, energetic gal with exquisite musical taste (I realized how much we had in common as I installed her blog design! Yes, I'm saying I have excellent taste in music haha I'm a little biased though so...) 

When Ashley first sent in her questionnaire, I'll admit: I was nervous! She took it to heart when I said "Please be as detailed as possible with your answers". Normally I say that because otherwise I get clients who just say "I don't know, just do something" (then they hate it! haha) BUT, Ashley's ability to think out exactly what she liked/didn't like proved so helpful! She shared a private design moodboard with me on Pinterest and I was immediately drawn to a particular image. It had a few of the colors Ashley said she liked, so I just ran with it. She also knew exactly what typefaces she liked so that was a huge help, too. I sent over the first mock and that was it! I can't tell you how rewarding it is to just "get it" right off the bat. Doesn't happen all that often, but I think Ashley and I really clicked on this one. I had so much fun designing this and if I do dare say, I think it's my very favorite design yet. The retro color palette and font choices, the heavy typography in the sidebar's About Me, and the simplistic header and navigation... swoon! I told Mike I wouldn't be the least bit upset if she hated it because I'd totally put it on my blog! (That's how this current LCH design came to be!) 

Here's a peek at the before and after if you're interested. You'll have to visit Ashley's blog to get the full feel for it, but I have a feeling you'll love her and you'll stick around for a while!
Before Redesign
After KB Redesign
If you're interested in a blog overhaul, brand redesign, or a fresh start for your indie biz, feel free to give me a shout! I'd love to work with you! I'm wrapping up some projects now and will have some availability later this week! It'd be fun to showcase the journey from start to finish!

20 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! I've been working on my blog design for a while, but never thought about using Pinterest. It seems so obvious since I use it for everything else like inspiration for my upholstry, room design, food, crafts....duh. This looks really great!!

    xx Ashleigh
    www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

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  2. Lady friend, you are the sweetest thing!! I can't tell you how many compliments I've gotten on my new design, it's perfect! And I second that we have excellent music taste :) Great minds and all...

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  3. Your talent never ceases to amaze me. For reals. xo

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  4. Very nice! I love the color palette!

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  5. This is such a fun design! Love the colour palette!

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  6. Wow you talented girl, you have totally transformed her blog into something really attractive and fun. I specially love the assorted fonts :3

    Keep your designs coming in

    xx
    The Young Bridget Jones

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  7. i think this is my favorite one you've posted so far!

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  8. Wow, the fonts really speak for themselves... I love that it's so simple AND packed with personality! Working with people who have a design vocabulary and know what they want is so helpful.

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  9. That looks reeeeally fantastic, wow!

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  10. WOW! That's one ABSOLUTELY GREAT redesign! I can't blame you for thinking, if she hated it you'd put it up on LCH! I'd want to too! That typography in the sidebar...AMAZEBALLS!

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  11. amazing! i love the colourscheme, i just noticed there is no code in the buttons section of navigation bar.

    great work :)

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    1. yeah unfortunately blogger launched a mini-redesign a few days ago and it started eating the code inside the textarea tags. we're working on finding a resolution! fingers crossed it actually works!

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  12. Wow that is amazing!! I do love the makeover. I just worked so hard to work on my blog in my own. Otherwise I totally would use you. (I'm just so proud of what I accomplished on my own). Your design is gorgeous though.

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB