A Job Well Done from WAHM and Blog Designer Miranda Grimm

Many of you have seen that I changed the look of Ramblings of a WAHM.  It was only possible with the help of a designer named Miranda Grimm.

Finding the Right Designer

The usual way I would look for a designer (or any other service or product ) is by referrals. If that is not possible I then look in places like Elance or 99 Designs, someplace reputable.

But I was looking for someone specifically in my niche, a Work At Home Mom. Why?  For the simple reason that if she is good I would love to refer her to my readers and friends.  And I love to support WAHM’s.  Plain and simple.

The search was on.  I was looking for work at home mom who designs banners.

I didn’t want to rush this, I did my research.  I searched many WAHM sites and forums.  I looked at prices, reviews, and samples of the work they had done.   But what I liked was found at WAHAdventures.com.  Miranda is part of the team there and I really liked her work.

I wanted Miranda to help me with a new look for my blog.

Hire a Designer

The rest was easy.  I contacted her via email.  I told her that I needed a banner and a logo, and that I was on a tight budget, meaning I can’t veer off into a whole redesign or new theme.

What happen next was perfect.  She answered back quickly with a questionnaire for me.  She was trying to get a feel of what I wanted and needed. She also briefed me on how she expected payments to be made, how the process with her works and how I will receive my products.  Perfect.  I love to know upfront before any work is started; no surprises, especially since I had never done this before.

I have to admit, I was a bit nervous.  What if she didn’t understand what I needed?  What if I hate what she presents to me?  What if…

I didn’t need to worry.  Her first design to me was awesome!! It did need some changes to what I preferred but she did them quickly and always with what felt like a smile in email form.

Over the course of the next couple of weeks she created and I sent feedback for the banner, logo, social icons and favicon.  At any given stage of the design development the only tweaks were minor like a color or size change.

Kudos

What a refreshing experience I had with Miranda.  I swear she was in my head the whole time.  From knowing I was on a budget and working within that, to knowing pretty much exactly what I wanted for my blog.

Miranda is to the point, no wasted time or money and so pleasant to do work with.  I am so happy with my fresh look!

Feel free to contact her at Design By Miranda.