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Monday, February 11, 2013

Blog Re-Designs: Millie D's Words and my own!

Hello lovelies and welcome to my re-designed blog! :) I have two designs to share with you today - one, as you surely have noticed, is my own!

But first let's take a look at the design I did for the lovely Kristen from Millie D's Words! (<- click to visit Millie's Blog and look around!)

When Kristen contacted me about the blog re-design she didn't really have a clear vision of what she wanted her blog to look like. She wanted something blue and white, not too flashy and not too cutesy. And she asked me to incorporate her WORDS into the theme of the blog. The idea for the vector was a girl lying down and writing in a journal of some sort. And there was to be a cat somewhere there, too! :)

So.. Take a look at how this design turned out!

Millie D's Words BEFORE:


Millie D's Words AFTER:


All graphics were custom designed by me. And guys, I must say, I rally loved working on this project! It was different from the cutesy, colorful stuff I did before, but equally fun to design! I tried to incorporate the WORDS into the theme as much as possible, so the background of the page is styled to look like a page from a journal. Sidebar, too! The font is a handwritten one (and one of my favorites). Even th slider has a custom touch :) I think it looks really nice (not to brag or anything!).

What do you guys think?!

Here's a couple other graphics I made for Kristen:


Make sure to visit her blog and let her know if you like the new design! :)

Now, my blog design is 100% different from what I had on here before. My theme was blue, bright and popping. And I loved it, I really did, but it was designed with Artisteer and it had some issues (like the archive list wouldn't properly work or I had double the "share on social media" buttons at the bottom of each post). Plus, I figured it's time for a more mature look. I am a little bit worried that my blog doesn't look as YA as it used to, but at the same time I'm excited for it to finally look more adult! (I review both after all).

I won't be posting screenshots of my graphics here - no point, as you can see the design all around - but I'll share with you a few extra graphics I made for myself:


I also have a big announcement to make regarding the blog, but thats later on this week, so stay tuned!
If you'd like to hire me to re-design your blog, my portfolio and pricing can be found here (temporary set-up!): CLICK

Meanwhile, let's celebrate! Here's another giveaway for you lovelies! :)


a Rafflecopter giveaway


48 comments:

Ştefana Alexandra said...

They look amazing! Both of them, the one for Millie D's Words is calm and all, but yours looks elegant and mature, really nice.

Amy said...

Such a pretty design!! And OMG your blog looks fabulous too!! I love the colors and the softness of it. You are doing really awesome with the design business babe!!

Evie Seo said...

Thanks lovelies!!! <3

ohdamnbooks said...

I love both designs!
Your blog looks especially good, I love the peachy color feel you added to it! :D

Kirsten! said...

ooooh, these both look so classy :D
Awesome job as ever!

Shamara Catama said...

They both look so great! I especially love this blog's design. It's simple yet so beautiful :)

Angie F said...

I love your new design! Even though it's simple and subdued, it's still beautiful. :D

Megan R said...

Wow, definitely a huge improvement there! And I'm glad the cat turned out nicely.

Kristie Matheson said...

Love your new design! Such a more fresh and mature feel to it. Can't wait to work together on mine :D

Daria Nowak said...

Przepiękne przemeblowanie, tak pastelowo teraz u Ciebie Ewo. Pozdrawiam.

Bunny said...

I loved your previous design, but wow... this looks so good. I love the colors. :D

teddy said...

It's amazing!I love it!

Rachelia G said...

I LOVE your new design hun! Sophisticated, yet fun. I think it represents your blog very well. It's so creative - I love the hand drawn/sketch look!!

I also like the design you did for Millie D's Words, especially with incorporating the words theme. Great job once again :)

samantha said...

Love your new designs! They are awesome!! :)

Book Bunny said...

Your new design looks beautiful! Much better than the previous one :)

Mel@Thedailyprophecy said...

It looks great and I love the colors and font! :)

Mel@thedailyprophecy.

Lena said...

I love the designs you've made! They're really good and look beautiful!

I love the cat part of Millie D's header :D

Nicole Mainardi said...

I love your new design Evie! It is more mature, but the girl in the header and button still looks young and innocent in her white dress :D Millie D's is great as well, especially the colors.

Adriana NaNa said...

You did a fantastic job on Kristen blog. I love the girl and the colors.

Now your blog is also really really awesome. I do think it looks more mature but everyone will still know you for your YA reviews ;D

elaing8 said...

Both designs look great.You did a fantastic job.

Silverlight said...

So pretty and sophisticated!!

Dany said...

The new design look so beauty! I love the colors and flowers.

Martina Koleva said...

Oh I love it so much! It's amazing! It's very pretty! I just want one like yours... Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

LisaILJ said...

I like the new design. It has great colors and is easy on the eyes.

Leah said...

Very nice! I like the almost vintage feel of yours.

Reanna S. said...

Both designs are wonderful, Evie. They are just gorgeous, and so different than the old ones. Fantastic face-lifts for you both! You've scored another couple of winners here! <3

Stephanie said...

I like them! I like that the designs are now less generic and are more personal now instead. good work!

Jessi (Geo) said...

I just saw Kristen's new design for the first time, it looks fabulous! I love yours too!! Great job as always, Evie :)

Kathy Ann Coleman said...

Two more lovely designs. :) I love how versatile the range of stuff you've done is--from colors, to themes, to ideas, etc. I think that's really important for a designer. It can be easy to get into a habit of using certain things, of creating a trend where people immediately know something is 'yours', but not necessarily in a way you want them to.

Personally *I* prefer bubbly, energetic stuff, but having diversity in what you are capable of, and having your blog reflect *you* is awesome.

Barbara E. said...

I love your new design, it's fantastic! And you always do such a great job, Millie D's new look is wonderful as well.

Aly said...

Your work is great!

TayteH said...

I like them. Pretty. :)

Primrose Musings said...

I just love..love your new design Evie! Now I'm so tempted to hire you as my blog designer. :)

Bea Tejano said...

The vintage camera and books graphics are so cute!:)

erin said...

Gorgeous :) Both of them!!!

Louackers said...

Love your new design. I really like soft muted colours of it

rivie bleu said...

You are very creative, I love both designs and all the others.

Rima said...

They look great! You are very talented. :)

Mary Preston said...

I think the designs are clever.

Bonnie said...

They are both beautiful but I can't even begin to tell you how much I love yours! It is so, so pretty! Just lovely!

Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

Evie, you're getting so good at this! LOVELY new designs!

Christine said...

Gorgeous! Your designs keep getting better and better :)

fundinmental said...

I like them.

Alicia said...

Yet another successful blog redesign!! Congrats Evie!! :)

Grace Lo said...

Your designs have this different feeling to them, and seems more mature! I love the simplicity of Millie D's designs, and how yours look more graphic (as in graphic novel) than your previous ones!

Alysia A said...

I love your work! It's very fun and clean. Great job!!

Brandy Graves said...

You do AMAZING work!!! I love your new design. :)
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Alaiel Kreuz said...

I love the cat! He looks so cute playing with the book :D

And your new design? Awesome! I think it looks mature and fresh at the same time, I like it a lot :]

Congrats, Evie!

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