I’m so happy to reveal Design Crush’s new site as well as our fresh identity! Over the last several months I’ve been working with CooperHouse for the fourth time to create a design that reflects what we have evolved into over the past eight years. (Yes, EIGHT YEARS! I missed my own blog anniversary last month – whoops.) We’ll be working out some kinks through the days, so hold tight if things don’t look 100% at any given time. I want to point out some of the new features, but first a big fat THANK YOU for reading Design Crush. Right from the bottom of my minimalist heart.
I’ve been antsy for a refresh, but knew that also meant a new brand identity because DC had simply outgrown our old one. A graphic designer creating anything for themselves is the equivalent of the cobbler’s children having no shoes, it’s the last thing you want to do or have time for at the end of any given day. With our first logo I overthought it so much that in the end I asked a designer friend to have a go at it. This time I had a clear vision – I knew I wanted both the logo and site designs to be clean, modern, and efficient – and went with my instincts.
Erin Cooper, half of CooperHouse and an artist in her own right, painted my portrait for the About section. (Talk about something that’s equal parts exciting and terrifying!) Roll over her handy work for a snippet or click for more in depth background on me and Design Crush. Below that you’ll find social media icons and our RSS feed so we can connect on other levels.
We added an Instagram widget in the sidebar that will pull in recent photos from my account for a peek behind the scenes, as well as events DC is associated with and the more personal side of life.
While there’s still a handy Press menu in the main navigation, there’s now also an Elsewhere section in the sidebar. It will visually showcase some of Design Crush’s recent articles elsewhere on the web, as well as my favorites that will be updated periodically.
Right below this section I’m happy to finally offer the option for you to subscribe via email! Just fill in your email address and you’re set.
As a reminder, you can also follow Design Crush on:
• Pinterest – find an extension of our aesthetic and modern products, clothing, and food
• Instagram – get a peek behind the scenes and see the more personal side
• Facebook – like our page and see 3 to 4 extra links of awesome finds daily
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