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December 02, 2011

Meet my new portfolio website

I'm pleased to announce that my new-and-improved portfolio website is up and running! Blogging here at How About Orange is a fun side project, but the majority of my work is graphic design for businesses: logos, brochures, various sorts of marketing materials. My old site was tricky for me to update since I don't know much about coding, and it needed to be more informative for prospective clients.

The new site is built by Wordpress guru Jenn de la Fuente of Rosebud Designs. I shopped around a bit for someone to build this, and Jenn really impressed me with her skills and responsiveness. She transformed my Photoshop layouts into a website that's super easy to update. I can change any of the content whenever I want— add new case studies, more work samples, switch out text, insert pictures of kittens, anything I feel like. Jenn gives clients a demo over the phone plus a manual for how to use their new site. All I have to do is follow the clear directions, and I'm not even worried I'm going to break anything or make it explode. She's fantastic to work with, so if you're looking for someone to build a website for you, hire Jenn. (But not too many of you, or she'll get too busy and I won't be able to book her for future projects.)

18 comments:

Grandma G said...

Yes! Insert pictures of kittens!!

Jenn did a great job!

Mum

Heather X said...

Beautiful!

~ Faith said...

Almost like a studio or home "before and after" post. Haha, looks stellar.

Kathryn SK said...

Wow, very nice and clean. Excellent work.

Jessica Jones said...

Thanks, your comments make me happy!

Kelly said...

It's beautiful! Congratulations, and well done!

amy said...

Love the new look! I'm working on a portfolio website for myself and would love some pointers. Can i email you with some questions to pick your brain?

Anonymous said...

So nice and clean! Great job.

Rose said...

Your new site looks great! I hope that it goes well for you.

Zoey H said...

It's amazing! Congrats on the new work!

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annie chan said...

Simple but elegant! Congrats :)

Katie Truelove said...

Congratulations! The site looks great:)!

Jessica Jones said...

Amy, yep! Though if it's at all related to coding, I know nothing. :)

Clipping Path said...

wow! it was really nice post! thanks a lot for sharing :)

Meriem said...

Great work well done, love the new site! really easy to navigate and very crisp.

Gal Gear said...

Your new website is well done... uncluttered and easy to navigate. Somehow I knew you had an orange Pantone mug. I've asked Santa for a pink one. :)
• Linda •

suziq said...

Oh my goodness, your new site looks fantastic! I'm so jealous of how your portfolio page functions! I've been trying to get mine to function like that for forever and have not been able to find the solution. My site is powered by wordpress also; so is that a special plugin with Wordpress (what's it called?)? Congrats on the new site -- nicely done Rosebud Designs!

Jessica Jones said...

Suziq, uh.... no idea how Jenn did it. I showed her how I wanted it to behave, and she said no problem. I'm ignorant of the details!

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