The fun thing about being a WordPress developer is that I get to work with a fabulous world-class designer, Sharon at Asi-Asi Design. Sharon and I have been working together since January 2009, when I first hung out my WordPress developer shingle. Sharon is based in Europe, while I’m U.S. based and we work with clients all over the globe. You’ll see the benefit of our collaboration on projects like Stylemakers International, The Green Familia, and Julia Hart.
Over the years, I’ve redone my site numerous times. There’s always a new theme that catches my eye. But there’s something about working on client sites that leaves little time to tweak out your own. So while I tried to at least keep my site looking orderly, I was painfully aware that it wasn’t really conveying my personality or my abilities. Sharon and I had pondered putting together just the right look and branding for my site over the years, but just never carved out the time to complete it.
Finally, we both had a few moments of inspiration. With a plea of “help!” from me and a bit of direction, Sharon worked her design magic to come up with what you see on WP Fab today: a 5-star makeover.
I knew I wanted to use the new Genesis Magazine theme as the basis because I like the clean look of it and felt it would be a good background on which to showcase client projects. Sharon knew my favorite color is purple and incorporated that into the look of the site. The logo, using the 5 stars as it’s theme, just felt like it fit, as I always strive to deliver 5-star service. I also feel it’s a perfect fit for the type of sites that my collaboration with Sharon produces: her fabulous design and layout combined with my WordPress knowledge and customization.
At last, I feel I have a look and brand that I can move forward with. It’s a great feeling.
I’ll be doing a series of posts soon to show the whole 5-star WordPress makeover, from start to finish, so you can see what Sharon and I could do for you.