I recently designed a logo for Erin Sperger’s business, Legal Wellspring PLLC. She is an independent attorney specializing in legal research and writing, appeals and landlord/tenant law. She wanted a creative, professional logo that reflects her unique brand of high-quality, people-oriented legal service to both attorneys and the public.
The font choice gives a professional, modern look and feel and the icon gives the impression of a wellspring of knowledge and experience. The icon is an abstract water design also pooling into wealth of information for her clients.
Erin appreciated the logo and said, “Your design exceeded my expectations! It’s exactly what I need.”
I re-designed SignatureDesignworks.com with a new look and feel. I used color, texture and typography to create a unique visual design and brand. The image of the nautilus seashell reflects the golden spiral, the icon in my logo. The golden spiral shows aesthetically-pleasing proportions that are a blueprint for good design.
Technically, I coded the site using the “Mobile First” concept which means writing the code for the smallest screen first and then progressing to larger screens. The site is responsive so it is viewable in all devices’ various screen sizes.
At the beginning of April I attended An Event Apart’s workshop on “Multi-Device Web Design & Beyond” with Luke Wroblewski. He talked about the history of mobile devices, how you can get a device at any size, leading to the need of designing for any size of screen, not the specific device.
With so many varieties of smartphones, tablets and desktops where do you draw the line for what size screen is for what device? He recommends designing for “Mobile First”, with both the visual design and the code.
I took the Design for Mobile Devices class at the School of Visual Concepts in November. The agenda was packed with information about the history of mobile devices, the ever-growing mobile device ecosystem, the best practices for designing for mobile, tools and resources for mobile design and responsive design.
Mobile-friendly websites are a must-have now with mobile searching growing at an exponential rate. Understanding mobile usage and design best practices enhance the success of the mobile strategy for a website. Using responsive design techniques, I can design and build websites that are optimized for both desktops and mobile devices.
I am excited to announce the launch of my new freelance web design business, Signature Designworks. I am located in the Seattle, Washington area, but I can work with clients around the country. I design websites for small businesses, non-profits, bloggers, artists and anyone who wants to have an online presence.
I offer many web design services including new design, re-design, maintenance, copywriting consulting, search engine optimization, WordPress integration and more.