I shared this image on Instagram and someone asked me:
WHAT SQUARESPACE TEMPLATE IS THAT?
It's not one. It's just me. I don't design using templates ... every website you see in my gallery is unique to my client. Now, some may look similar and that's because I do get asked to design what I'd call my 'signature' look often ... it's popular and I also really love it ... my signature would be categorized as 3 or 4 images in a banner ... sometimes cycling through or sometimes static ... here are 4 websites I've designed using my signature look:
This is what I get asked to design 9 times out of 10. I feel the need to repeat:
I LOVE THIS LOOK!!
I will get asked to do it again and again and I don't mind ... but that isn't where my creativity ends ;) The other day I was feeling like maybe people think that's all I do ... and so I sat down to play around in Photoshop ... doodling ... I did originally have someone in mind for this sketch, but it ended up going a different direction ... so I asked Mallory Dawn Photography to send me some images (which showcase the talents of Pirouette Paper Company and Penelope Pots Floral Design) that I could pop in and I made this:
Is ^^ that look and feel for everyone? NOPE! It's literally for NOBODY ... hahahahaha ... but it helped me tap into something ... to express creatively what I want to be able to do more of ... to play, to raise the bar in website design ... let's just call it my own version of a styled shoot. Wedding professionals and creatives plan shoots to flex their creative muscles and design what they wish real clients would ask them to do ... this website layout is mine.
I will probably do this from time to time ... design for nobody ... that way you know what I can do ... what I'm capable of making happen for the online world ... stripping down 'the ugly' and replacing it with the pretty for all of my amazing clients. With that said, if anyone is obsessed with this look and feel:
it's available ... hahahahaha ...
Thanks for letting me freely speak on this blog sometimes ... even if nobody is reading it ... this blog is my emotional outlet and way of releasing my brain so I can be a better business owner, mom, creative, wife, friend and everything else we are in life.