A New Year + Some Changes

Hello, 2019! As the new year starts, I wanted to take a minute and talk about how things have been evolving at Design Crush. For the past several years I’ve continued to do both freelance design and writing for other sites, even though Design Crush was paying the bills. But about two years ago the tide began to turn. I didn’t want to build a team and I didn’t want to add video – two decisions that lead me and the site to where we are today. Lately I’ve had a very full schedule working with two other sites as well as a local agency, and there just aren’t enough hours in the day to continue as I have for so long. Design Crush will still be here, I’ll still be sharing my favorite artists and designers as well as things that align with my personal aesthetic and lifestyle, but posting will be more irregular. I’m not going to stress if I miss a day posting, and I hope this new practice will even bring back some of the joy and excitement I had when I started Design Crush way back in 2007. Thank you so much for continuing to support this site that I absolutely love creating in all of its iterations. xo, Kelly

  • Jacky

    January 3, 2019 at 10:14 am Reply

    Happy new year! What a fortunate problem to have, look forward to upcoming posts.

    • Kelly

      January 3, 2019 at 11:39 am Reply

      Thanks so much, Jacky! It really is the good kind of problem. 🙂

  • Lauren

    January 3, 2019 at 10:23 am Reply

    Will you still create the desktop wallpaper downloads? I haven’t found any that I love as much as yours. Would consider purchasing!

    • Kelly

      January 3, 2019 at 11:45 am Reply

      Such a nice compliment, Lauren! At this point I’m not sure, as I’d already be late on January’s.

  • Sylvia Gil-Stearns

    January 3, 2019 at 10:27 am Reply

    Looking forward to your wonderful posts and am happy for your success!

    • Kelly

      January 3, 2019 at 11:46 am Reply

      Thank you so much, Sylvia!

  • Rachel

    January 3, 2019 at 4:07 pm Reply

    Thank you for all the beautiful art you have introduced me to…I’m still grateful you’ll be posting at all!! Congrats on your growing success!

    • Kelly

      January 3, 2019 at 4:12 pm Reply

      You’re too kind! After 11+ years of sharing I can’t imagine ever stopping completely. 🙂

  • Mrs Z

    January 9, 2019 at 4:08 pm Reply

    As the song goes, “I love you just the way you are,” —and this blog—just the way it has been created and how you present your content. I get it that many people want video content and that best practices confirm this (as does view counts) but I think there are many of us who do NOT want to constantly be barraged with moving images and sound. You have always displayed your posts tastefully, with style and careful consideration. I appreciate this! And so do many of the artists whose work you have featured (and which I have ardently collected!). Stay the course, Kelly. You rule.

    • Kelly

      January 9, 2019 at 4:11 pm Reply

      Thank you oh so much for the kind words, Mia! I appreciate them more than you can know. xo

  • Cynthia

    January 9, 2019 at 7:47 pm Reply

    I am so proud of what you have created here. I remember the day you decided to leave the world of advertising because you felt the need to do more. Create more. Share more. And you succeeded. But once again it’s time to grow. Do more. Create more. Just differently this time.
    I know 2019 holds more changes instore for you, professionally and personally. It’s going to be a great year for you Kelly……I can already feel it. xoxo Mom

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