Site Showcase: ByStinaFaye
We have a really FUN design here for you all today, and it really goes to show that you can create so much with one design. I love this site for ByStinaFaye it's super classy, but also features her work and her studio in a really niche way.
Funny story about Cristina, when she joined SSDG I told my sister, “Oh hey! This totally awesome designer has snapchat geofilters, you should use hers” (she's in that 4million weddings season of her life). She replied back “Duh! I already do, she's THE BEST DESIGNER”. My sister knew just how awesome she was before I did! Make sure you get to know Cristina and check out her profile linked below :)
Template Chosen: Rally/Brine
Why did you choose that template?: I was set on Rally/Brine after hearing all of Meg's praises of the template. Turns out, you were so right about the possibilities for customization, I'm officially in love with the Brine family now too.
What was the Client's Objective?:My objective was to showcase my work, services, and make the overall site design really aesthetically pleasing to my target audience - female entrepreneurs & bloggers.
Tell us a bit about the design process?: In short—it was a long one. With this being my first deep dive into Brine, I had a lot to learn. Meg helped me a ton with the CSS to get everything looking just the way I wanted it to. We added full-width galleries, Instagram block, and customized my banner area to showcase my brand photography + tagline perfectly. I feel like a Brine pro now that I have this site design under my belt.
How did you help the client differentiate their business through design?: I think this website revamp really shows a lot of my personality, while also showcasing my new level of skill as a Squarespace designer.
Is there custom development? What about custom added CSS? Can you tell us why you did or did not use these edits? : Yes, lots and lots of custom CSS was needed to get the design looking just how I pictured it in my head via web and via mobile.
What are the top three creative features you used in the design?: My favorite features of the site design are the full-width Instagram block, the buttons on the Services page (forgot the proper term for these), and the overall layout of my portfolio.
Anything else you want us to know about the site?: It definitely wouldn't have been possible without Meg's help so THANK YOU so much for all that you've assisted me with and taught me! I'm beyond appreciative.
Vendors used? : Brand Photography: Bloom & Flourish