I was honored when my friend Risa asked me to concept and design the announcement revealing the gender of her baby to her family, friends and blog readers. And I was even more honored when she chose an idea that involved me knowing the gender of her baby before she did! It was definitely a tough secret to keep for eighteen hours, but it was totally worth it to see the amazing reactions on her and her husband's faces. What a memorable moment.Congratulations, Risa and Chris!
As a designer, it's hard to know when to take on projects for friends. Before you know it, your spare time is spent designing for them instead of hanging out with them.But there are certain jobs that you just can't pass up. Like this one. Designing the lifestyle blog of my good friend, Risa. This blog is Risa's online presence. Her online identity. So it was pretty important that someone who knew her fairly well did the job.Risa was looking for something simple, clean and sophisticated. Something that could grow with her. So here's what we came up with:Turns out, missing a night or two out with the girls is worth it if it means a happy friend. And sweet emails like this:
Hi. I just thought I'd start your day with a little happy email because you should know I'm so excited and absolutely love my new blog design. thank you so much. xo
Not to mention, I probably dodged a couple of killer hangovers.So stop by Really Risa today to check out her new look, or to learn how to make homemade sushi. Yum!