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March 6, 2017
Hello and Happy Monday, friends! Although winter is definitely still upon us, there is a special joy in the air as spring comes closer and closer! Today, we are so excited to start the week with a Launch Day for Melissa Miller of Sweet Melissa Desserts! Melissa hired With Grace and Gold for our Diamond Experience, which includes:
We were so excited and honored to serve Melissa and to help bring her dream to life! Melissa’s story is so sweet (no pun intended) and we couldn’t wait to create a brand and online presence to allow her gifts to truly shine – and for her to reach her Ideal Client, too!
Below, you’ll find a step-by-step overview of our experience with Melissa! Of course, nothing is better than seeing the brand and design in action, so please be sure to pop over to Sweet Melissa Desserts for more!
We began our Experience with a Brand Strategy and Brand Inspiration Board. Here, we pulled together beautiful kitchen-inspired inspiration. We love how the details are a hint of rustic, but more so, they are classy and elevated.
We partnered with our one-and-only handletterer, Lauren Heim, to design Melissa’s Logo Design! We absolutely love the one-of-a-kind nature of Melissa’s Logo Design! It’s the perfect way to honor Melissa’s handmade, heartfelt business!
Next, we designed Melissa’s Website! This has got to be one of our favorite designs! We just love the unique details and layout – not to mention Melissa’s beautiful photography! Be sure to pop on over to see the design live!
Finally, we tied Melissa’s brand and design together with Stationery Design! We carried over the sweet details from Melissa’s Website Design and Logo Design to bring everything full circle and ensure that Melissa’s brand was clean, cohesive, and professional from start to finish!
What do you think of Melissa’s new Logo Design, Web Design, and Stationery Design? We’d love to know! Share in the comments below!
P.S. Did you hear? We recently announced our Template Collection – a collection of customizable Website Templates for ShowIt 5. The complete collection will arrive on Friday, March 24, 2017! But, in the meanwhile, we’d love for you to enter to win a free Template by entering below! The winner will be announced on Friday, March 24th!
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