Chiara and Virginia were one of the winners of the Grand Opening contest. They won a complete branding package from my services. This was one of my first projects working with clients who we're just a phone-call away. Different time zones, a crunched timeline, and working with three people were all challenges that taught me a lot about working with others. These ladies are starting a brand new lifestyle blog called The Thriving Nook. A new site requires a lot of work and planning, but we managed to figure out their style and integrate it into the branding and site design. The site is hosted on Blogger, which is all very new to me. I'm extremely familiar with WordPress, so working with a new content management system was most definitely out of my comfort zone.
We started with a Pinterest board so they could pin inspiration and I could get an idea for what they were looking for. Pastels, nature and floral elements were pinned the most, so I started designing. These girls were awesome to work with. In the end we came up with a beautiful brand and blogger layout that they were completely happy with.
Their lifestyle blog launches soon, but check out the work we've done so far.
Their site isn't live yet, so until then, you can see a preview of what it looks like by clicking on the image below;
This was my first project with clients that I'd never met before and it taught me so much! I've since simplified my contact system, and changed how I communicate with clients rather than sending 1000 emails back and forth. I'll be posting soon about my new process and how it makes communication and ideas much clearer and simplified.