I’ve been meaning to share some of the design work I’ve been doing since I last shared any design work, and it’s kind of piled up. I was having trouble picking a place to start, then decided to just do it chronologically. The blog I’m sharing today I finished designing in early June, between Streatham and Crouch End. The moodboard — which is not something I make use of very often — was created between designing the logo and designing the blog. The design in general sort of ran around the light gray wooden pallet texture; I drew some breezy, beachy vibes from that, and of course sunny from the name of the blog, The Luminous Kitchen. I also used Jo’s gorgeous photography to drive some oomph into the color palette.
It was a really satisfying project — frustrating at times, on my end, because I’m more of a designer than a developer and getting the header to work gave me a bit of a migraine, but I was and am really pleased with the end result, and the way I was able to communicate with Jo to figure out what she wanted the website to look like — she actually provided sketches at one point, because, when words fail you, you doodle. I think that’s a rule somewhere.
I really am super happy with how this one turned out. I think it’s my favorite blog design I’ve done so far (though I’m hoping the next two will blow it out of the water!). There’s something so seasidey about it that’s only enhanced by the beautiful photographs on the blog. I also loved the little tricks I learned, like styling the Recipeasy plugin and installing a floating Scroll To Top button. It was also my first time using the Foodie theme or the Genesis Framework, and I wouldn’t call myself a convert or anything, but I do see why so many developers make use of it.
Hope you like this design! If you’re interested in working together, I offer blog design packages on my Etsy shop, and I also offer custom packages for portfolios and e-commerce websites. You can also get just a logo, or just a header, or just a media kit. Get in touch!