Hi! I’m Ashley.

Click around to look at my portfolio website and blog, where I document my life and work as a journalism and public relations student.

My website redesign (+ links!)

My website redesign (+ links!)

I spent some time this January redesigning this little portfolio and blog site of mine and couldn't be happier with the result.

I started by gathering Pinterest inspiration and spent days trying to find the perfect fonts, templates and images to convey my three key themes: airy, upscale and modern. I wanted to create a lasting brand that also has the ability to be molded throughout my creative and professional career.

Want to get started on your personal website or rebrand the one you have? Links to my not-so secret redesign choices are below.

 

I N S P I R A T I O N

I pulled inspiration from a variety of sources and compiled them into my personal brand Pinterest board. I wanted to emulate the tones, sophistication and open feel of the designs and palettes on the redesign.

 

P O R T R A I T S 

The photos of me around the site and on my social media pages were taken by Maddy Corbin. I've liked nearly every photo of hers on Instagram and thought her airy, bright style matched what I was looking for for my site. She's so talented and made me feel way less awkward about posing with a coffee cup. See her work and book with her here.

 

L O G O

The watercolor, hand brushed logo on the top of my blog is from OhWildShop on Etsy. This is one less expensive brushed logos I could find that was heavy but still had a natural and handwritten, not font-y, feel. Other contenders here, here and here.

 

T E M P L A T E

My site is built using the Squarespace "Skye" template with some font and layout tweaks. 

 

R E S U M E

Although I have experience in page design, I purchased my resume and cover letter template from OddBitsStudio on Etsy because I loved the layout. I transferred the design from a Microsoft Word template to Adobe InDesign and created both one- and two-page versions to send out with internship and job applications. Other favorites here, here and here.

 

Thanks for reading about my redesign! If you have other questions, shoot me a tweet or email using the links below.

xo. —Ashley 

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