When to Hire A Graphic Designer To Brand Your Blog + Who To Call
Marie Young (GoodLooknOut) | On 18, Aug 2014
When I started blogging, I thought I’d just write my thoughts in the visual editor, press submit and BAM, I’d have a million hits in no time.
Yeah, about that…It didn’t quite work out that way and after going through the motions of too many failed attempts at branding my blog myself, I learned one thing.
So that’s exactly what I did.
Running a successful blog comes with a lot of responsibilities, as you probably are learning. Between creating content, figuring out that brand new DSLR you just got and trying to detect which one of those pesky plugins is crashing your website, blogging has the ability to get all too real.
So why even waste your time doing something you’re not the best at it? Why bother when you’re not even good at it? I’m not saying don’t try your hand at some design at some point, but while you’re practicing your blog could be losing readers, even potential sponsors. Weigh the opportunity cost. Make the call.
Over time, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to share digital time and space with a few of designs leading ladies and if you’re still reading, it’s probably best that you meet them.
So, without any further adieu, here are 5 branding beauties you should be calling to get your blog life all the way right:
Kimberly is in the business of helping women entrepreneurs build amazing brands, and you know what, I believe her. This girl has been saving some serious souls in these blog streets. Check her resume!
Kimberly also has the good habit of detailing her design process with her current and past clients on her blog, which I love. Reading her blog really helps a potential client let their guard down and get a good feel of how her mind works.
After you get your blog branded by Kim, be sure to keep Kim's blog bookmarked because she has loads of beginning blogger and Wordpress tips to keep you in the know!
PORTFOLIO // HIRE KIMBERLY // BLOG
If I could explain Darin's style in one word it would be POP. I know you're looking at the screen like what in the world is this chick saying?!?!
Yes, I said POP and I mean POP because everything that Darin spits out of her mind and creates has just the POP you and your brand will need. She's a fresh, out-of-the-box type spirit and it shows in her work.
Darin specializes in website theme customization, print design, branding and merchandise design for a blog or company.
Darin also offers tons of resources to beginning bloggers and she definitely isn't greedy, as she offers tons of cool freebies to help keep your blog POPPIN'!
PORTFOLIO // HIRE DARIN // BLOG
Get this! Laura will critique your website before you even fork over any cash. Don't believe me? She details all her blog critiques on her blog for the world to see. So if you're shy and don't want to be "constructively" put on blast then need not apply, just hire her!
Laura also has a serious blog action planner/calendar that is clearly meant for blog champions and a host of blogger resources that any smart blogger knows better than to live without.
PORTFOLIO // HIRE LAURA // BLOG
Kimberly is nothing short of amazing! She's helped to rebrand and build a slew of top quality sites such as Charlamange The God, All The Many Layers, Twenties Unscripted and even yours truly. She's got talent for days!
Since I've had the pleasure of working with Kimberly, I'd love to remind you all that she is an absolute pleasure to work with. I didn't have to ask for ANYTHING. Kimberly was on her A-Game throughout our entire transaction, which I must say was such a relief!
Tiffani is seriously a jack of all trades. You could probably go to her with any creative request and she's going to come back with something of value that will help your blog grow.
What I love most about Tiffani is if you're one of those bloggers that is on the cusp of transitioning your blog from just a hobby to a full fledged business, Tiffani has the experience to get you from point A to point B. She has no shortage of experience working with small, mid-size and large businesses alike.
Tiffani specializes in graphic design, web development, blog design, illustrations, print design and case studies. Don't believe she's the absolute truth? See for yourself!
PORTFOLIO // HIRE TIFFANI
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When did you decide to brand/rebrand your blog and how did it go? If any of these queens spruced up your site, go ahead and add the link to your site in the comments!
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