As of January 2016, I have decided to stop blog designing. I will not be making any changes to any previous designs. I have no current plans of returning to blog designing.
I don’t understand all of this blog design lingo?!?!
Here’s pictures labeling typical elements I create! 🙂
Why do I have to give you a deposit?
Your deposit secures your spot on my waiting list, and also insures that my time spent in creating your sample is of value to you.
How long will the design take?
It all depends on how custom you want your design, as well as how quick you are to respond to my emails. Typically, once I get started on your design, it should take no more than a week. However, keep in mind this job is in addition to my full time teaching job, as well as coaching which takes up a lot of time November-February. I’m also starting graduate school fall 2015, and that will take priority over designing as well. Most designing will take place on the weekends.
How will I view my design as it is being created?
On or before your start date, I will send you a sample image, that will included your custom background and header. Once you view that, I continue to make adjustments on it until you approve! From there, I create a temporary blog to create your design so you know exactly how it will appear on your blog! I always send you the URL, so you can view it at any time. When I create your temporary blog, I will also include all of your extras like about me, pin it button, fonts, etc. Once you are 100% satisfied with the design, I take the exact design and upload it to your blog.
I want a piece of clipart in my design, can you include this?
As stated in my terms, I do not use any other artist’s work, with the exception of a font artist. I now create all of my own clipart. I’m pretty confident in doing everything, except custom avatars/mini-me’s. I’m continually working on drawing people, but at this point, I don’t love them. If you really want an avatar/mini-me, at this time you may want to partner with a different designer. I will do my very best to create one for you, but it may not match your vision.
What if I don’t like my design?
I will work with you until you are 100% satisfied. However, you need to be completely honest with me when previewing the design, so I can assure your complete satisfaction.
Why do your designs seem so inexpensive compared to other designers I’ve seen?
I want to always keep my cost reasonable. I spend hours on your design, but I know how happy it makes you in the end, and that’s why I do it. I don’t believe in various packages. You should be able to have an affordable blog, with all the works, for one price!
Do you have templates available for sale?
Yes, I add designs as I have time and get ideas. You may view them here.
How does my design get on my blog?
Once you’re completely satisfied with the design and have paid your balance, you will add me as an author to your blog via email. Once I accept the invite, you will then change me to admin. From there, I go into your blog and install your design. I keep myself on there for a week or so, just to make sure everything is in working order and nothing needs to be fixed, then I will remove myself…or you can remove me before then, too! While I’m on the blog, you can still post and everything as you did before!
I’m not exactly tech savvy…can you help me?
Certainly! I design using Blogger, which is a very user friendly blogging site. I take care of the design part…you just fill it with your ideas! Once you get started, I can help you with any basic blogging questions!
Do you design for WordPress?
I have no idea what I want…I just want it to be cute! Help?
I sure can try! It’s a little more difficult when you don’t have much in mind…but I usually just ask you about your color preferences and patterns you like and go from there! You’d be surprised on how much you realize about what you want until I start designing things!
I’m a new blogger…can you help me!?
Certainly! Many of my clients are new to the blogging world, and I will gladly answer any questions you may have about blogging. I also have quite a few testimonials that can give you an idea about how easy this process is.
Do you have a rush order fee, so I can get my blog design sooner?
I’m sorry, I don’t offer rush orders. You will have to wait in line.
I like my current design, but I’m looking for some additions (social media icons, about me, etc) can you help?
Certainly! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can talk about what you’d like and I can quote you a price.
Why is my design all funky when I view it on my mobile device?
*This should only occur with designs that were installed prior to July 2015! If your design was installed before July 2015 and it appears weird, please email me at email@example.com. I finally have perfected my mobile template.
I love my design you created for me! How much is it for a matching TpT Banner/Facebook Cover Photo/TpT Quote Image/Business Card…etc?
FREE! I will gladly create matching elements to help you build your brand. Just shoot me an email about your needs/wants! This may take a little time, since I do have a full custom blog design schedule. Please plan ahead on business cards, as my designs are my first priority. Thank you for your patience!
For other questions not covered here, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!