Custom Blogger Design: Type A Kitchen

This custom blog design over at Type A Kitchen was super fun to work on! Allison came to me wanting to incorporate a cutting board pattern into her design somewhere. I love when the opportunity comes to add photographic elements into designs, and I was excited to see what I could think up. 

I wanted to keep the design very clean, in order to stick with that "Type A" theme. So the challenge was to find a balance between the wood pattern & clean-cut typography. After some thought, I decided to design the navigation bar & sidebar labels to look like the type was engraved into the wood. 

Allison also loved the font "Just Another Hand," so we incorporated it along with the bold serif fonts for the header. 

Check out the final design below!

If you're looking for a blog FULL of recipes & food photography, you need to stop over to her blog! Oh, and while you're there, check out the design in action!



Latest Blog & Logo Design: Edit

Okay people. I have to say that is one of my favorite blog designs of all time! I think mainly because of the color palette these wonderful ladies gave me to work with. Edit is made up of 2 sisters and their mom, who recently started a lifestyle blog based in Kansas City. They are planning to grow their blog into an actual boutique in KC, and needed a logo & blog design to brand themselves for this new venture.

So that's where I came in. They wanted their logo to be simple, yet fun. Something that had a tie to typewriters. I designed their logo to subtly resembler typewriter keys. With this simple logo, they will be able to transfer it over to other materials (like shopping bags & t-shirts!) easily.

"When it was time to get serious about blogging together, we received a great recommendation from Kara's sister-in-law, Elizabeth, who has a local food blog in STL. We were thrilled with Melissa's portfolio and even more thrilled at how reasonably priced she was for the talent we received. She was very accessible and interpreted at our needs and
design perfectly.

We are beyond happy with the outcome of our blog. It's fresh, modern and fun, exactly what we asked for." 

-Melina at Edit

You must go over and check out their blog! They are wildly successful in their business ventures, and you might just see a website design for their latest project coming soon ;)



Website Re-Launch Coming Soon!

Alrighty everyone! While I'm switching over to the re-launched website, the current website will be unavailable! Contact me directly at (melissa@melissarosedesign.com) with any inquiries! I'll keep you posted on the re-launch date...coming soon!


Custom Blogger Design: Pickle Doodle Designs

This latest design was such a fun one to work on! Pickle Doodle designs is a fun stationery shop, and she wanted her new blog design to go well with that upbeat theme & the style of her products.

For the design, I decided to do a more un-conventional navigation bar in order to keep things light & fun. I also designed the sidebar headers to be of varying fonts, colors, and styles to give the blog some extra flare. 

I love how it turned out. Take a look at the finished product!
She also added on the custom social media footer to her package to connect her social media outlets on every post!

Blogs are great ways to market your Etsy shop. They allow you to update your customers of recent products, as well as directing traffic to your shop! I also do Etsy Branding if you're looking to take your shop to the next level! I'd love to work with you to extend your brand!


Flash Sale on Premade Blog Designs!

Okaaay everyone! You asked for another flash sale, so here it is! I marked down a bunch of my most popular premade blog design $25.00 off!

This will be the last sale until 2013, so be sure to snatch one up while they are cut-down! Everyone likes a good deal right?! :)


The sale will end Wednesday, August 15th.


Custom Blogger Design: Southern Hospitality

This latest redesign was for the oh'-so-sweet Jordan over at Southern Hospitality. She came to me wanting a new, classy look for her lifestyle blog. Her previous design incorporated a pineapple, and she wanted to carry that on somehow in her new design. I had a lot of fun combining class & a little spunk to create this clean, fun, and crisp design.

"As bloggers we pour a lot of time and personality into our posts. We want the look of our blog to be a representation of ourselves as well, like you would your own home. So, to say I was a difficult customer would be a bit of an understatement. I was slightly vague with what I wanted, second guested myself, and was indecisive. Melissa is so accommodating, focuses on every detail, and truly wants her customers to be happy with the look. I had “shopped” around for a while and I couldn’t find a single design studio that would provide the quality or personalism that Melissa provided for such a great price. She created a one of a kind design that was cohesive from the header to the icons. This is just what I needed to give my blog a new fresh look and bring back a renewed inspiration for my writing."
-Jordan at Southern Hospitality

Thanks for being such a pleasure to work with, Jordan! I hope you're enjoying your new design!

If you're looking for a new blog to read, be sure to stop by and check out her blog!
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