November 10, 2008

Nip Tuck Color

A month or so ago I took the time to update my blog template but I completely forgot about, or rather neglected, my company website. As a company I have a logo, standard font, etc. and the color scheme / layout I had chosen was similar to the old blog -- basic gray background with a cranberry header bar. After I hired Judi FitzPatrick Studios to create a kick ass direct mail postcard image to drum up new wall treatment business, I was inspired to make the change. Here is a screen shot of the original snooze-inducing website that I had been happy with for the past year.


It is not a bad looking site -- streamlined and clean -- but definitely basic.

I am a big believer in the fundamental premise of ‘ask and you shall receive’, along the lines of visualizing what I want and then getting it. When I officially opened my business last fall I announced that my goal for it was to be up and running, fully operational and making a small profit within the first year. I am proud to say that exactly what I asked for happened and I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to work on my own and for myself while delivering the highest of standards to my clients. It has been a fun year of discovering new techniques, realizing where my true passions lie and feeling out where I want the real focus of my company to head.

As a new year begins for Chucka Stone Designs there are things I am asking for, expect to work on and fully intend to get by next fall. Increasing business in faux, publishing and handbags is where I will strongly focus and I plan to scale back on other endeavors like graphic design and jewelry.

Although I do not consider myself a vain person, I feel that when I perceive myself as looking good it makes me feel good as well. I am confident to go out and flirt with the world, to get anything I want. So today I gave a monster facelift to all six pages of my poorly lacking website so it could feel good and assist in helping me tackle the new goals I have set for this year. Click on the screen shot to take a peek at the newly improved Chucka Stone Designs home in cyberspace. She is one well dressed and snazzy company now if I do say so myself!



18 comments:

Karen said...

LOVE the new design - it looks very professional and contemporary.

Good luck with sales at the craft show tomorrow!

Rosebud Collection said...

I think everything looks great..I am never sure what site I am on with you..I just visit, read and comment..enjoy everything..Always a great read..

High Desert Diva said...

Bravo!

Xylia said...

Oh, that looks great!

Suldog said...

Looks real nice!

UniqueNurseGranny said...

Nice work.lools great.

Bridgete said...

I'll jump on the compliment bandwagon and say the new layout is great. =)

kate said...

Wow, that's much more exciting :)

Chris Stone said...

great website! mine will be up.... sometime.... *i'm such a computer illiterate... its a task!*

Maine-y-ac said...

Cool beans!

PamperingBeki said...

I didn't think it looked bad before, but it definitely looks great now!!

LindaCCC said...

I love the design of your website. Simpler is better and it is so sleek with the colors you chose.

Victoria said...

Looks AWESOME girl!

Jenn said...

Thanks so much for the encouragement & compliments everyone :) BTW, Karen the show is actually Saturday, thank goodness because I am not quite prepared just yet :)

Bree said...

Looks great! Can I ask the origin of the name "Chucka Stone Designs"? It's memorable...a great name for a business. Where did it come from? :)

Octavine Illustration said...

looks terrific. and i agree. to look good is to feel good, daaaaahling.

Samantha-Rose Hunt said...

The new design is amazing! I absolutely love it, and your work from what I have seen!

draagonfly said...

Go you giving the site a facelift! I keep saying I'm going to do something with draagonfly.com - I think it's been three years now at least! Oops!

I greatly admire your ability to get things done girl. You're an inspiration!