Blogmas Day 7! I'm so proud that I've managed to blog 7 days in a row *applause applause* Let's see if I can keep it up and keep you guys entertained :D Most of you guys may have noticed by now, some may have not, but I got a new header for the blog! It's been up for a good two months, if I'm not mistaken and I'm completely and utterly in love with it! It wasn't made by me (duh, I do not have this much skill, haha) but it was made by the ever so lovely Andrea from the blog Andrealamode. I know she's got some graphic and web work under he belt so she knew what she was doing! You may be wondering, what makes her so special? Why, out of all the graphic designers on blogger, did I choose Andrea?
- She's affordable! Most bloggers will charge upwards of $50+ for just a header. Andrea will redesign your entire blog for that much! I love that she made her prices reasonable and so that everyone can add some pizazz to their blog if they may not have the technical skills.
- She's brilliantly creative! When I approached Andrea via e-mail I knew I wanted a new header but had absolutely no idea where I wanted to go with it. I'm kind of laughing at the vague words I gave her: 'fun font', 'teals, seafoam green', and 'reminiscent of a mermaid' Haha, that's it! I was at the point where I was giving her complete creative freedom and she delivered! She nailed it on the first design with the mermaid scales and the font. There were minor revisions on placement, but she nailed it completely! I was so impressed!
- She's super helpful and friendly! We chatted back and forth on the design of my blog and she was everything from delightful to talk to as well as very patient. I had a really tough time figuring out how to set up the header and she took the time to do it for me and help me understand how she did it, just in case I ever needed to know! This wasn't even a 3 minute thing, because every time we fixed one thing, something else would go wrong and she was especially patient through all my constant tweeting her!
- She's understanding! Around the time that I requested this header and she had set it up for me, my college had held onto my paycheck, and then Hurricane Sandy happened. I had no power and no access to my school or anything! I think I e-mailed her twice apologizing and reassuring her that I would get her invoice payed. Never once did she hound me for it and she was completely understanding of my situation, which I sincerely appreciated!
Tis' the season for giving and sharing, and I thought I would share Andrea's lovely work with you all as she's been absolutely amazing to me! If any of you ever thought about redesigning your blog or just getting a new side bar image or blog button I sincerely recommend you give Andrea a chance to create something amazing and unique for your blog! I'll leave the link to her blog/graphics page and her e-mail/twitter so that you can see her work/get in touch with her!
blog :: Andrealamode
graphics page :: Andrealamode
e-mail :: firstname.lastname@example.org
twitter :: @andrealamode
I'm so happy with the work she did for my blog so I hope you guys take a look! She'll make it so all us bloggers can have the blog designs of our dreams *so cheesy* ;)