Hello everyone! Yippie yippie yay, my blog has a new look! It has been two years since my last blog makeover and now it was time again.
First step – new photos:
As a very first step, I briefed my pal and fave photographer Alexander Rentsch and spent one day with him taking photos for my blog, social media channels and professional portfolio. He made all my wishes come true and I am so super excited and happy about the results. Above you can see a selection of the photos I finally chose.
To change my blog’s overall look, I wanted a new logo font. Due to my love for handlettering projects, I decided to take a font with a handwritten look, bought several ones and tried out a few favorites.
To make the choice easier, I also asked my friends and let them vote for their fave ones. Super helpful.
When I chose two final fonts, I made drafts for the overall blog, already building the header and some other elements, and also for my new business cards in order to find out which version I like best. I then decided on the right font. I like it a lot.
For my new business cards, I chose the confetti photo as main element, made a first draft and my bestie Anja who is a media designer later reworked it and made the final print file for me, eeeeks.
After choosing the fonts, color concept and main visuals, I made all elements in photoshop and implemented them into my blog step by step. I loved doing this process all by myself. And in case there were technical problems I struggled to overcome, my friends Sina and Anja were always a good help! :)
So here you can finally see the difference and the final result: I chose new fonts and a new color concept, decluttered the sidebar and the pages and added two new sites (handlettering & illustrations and freebies) with project overviews. Moreover, I implemented new photo material, updated my ‘about’ page and reworked my media kit with more detailed information, a look fitting my new blog concept and a visual overview of past cooperation partners.
New Business Cards:
Then, I finally got my new business cards printed: the front side’s look is dominated by the new logo font and the pretty confetti image, the back side is printed with contact details. Anja and I chose white cardboard with a soft feel and look. Makes me so happy.
And for you to compare, here are the three generatrions of my business cards I had so far. :)
When looking at them all together, I think I still like the first one (which is about six years old) even better than the second one. It has more personality and better contrasts. It’s fun to see how some things change and some always stay the same.
So that’s it, new blog design, new overall look, but still Luloveshandmade. I’m happy and excited. Thank you for being part of my journey! :)