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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.

 

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Allie owns and writes Ramblings of a WAHM. She has blogged and been online working her way up since 2010. She loves to help new WAHMs find their passions and then thrive online through blogging, email marketing and social media. Check out WAHM Posts or New Blogger Posts. And my WAHM newsletter. Thanks for coming by!

12 Responses to A Job Well Done from WAHM and Blog Designer Miranda Grimm

  1. Hey Allie,

    These days, it is just hard to find good designers online (Especially, with the amount of designers – and the type of designers – we have online). When it comes to logo designing, I always worked with Fiverr designers (now that I think about it, I realize that I should have spend those bucks on finding an actual designer with good reputation to design my logo). There are many good Fiverr designers, but most of the logos they design don’t really have the originality or uniqueness.

    I can’t imagine what it must have felt it – I myself asked those questions even when I hired a designer from Fiverr).

    Anyways, thank you for sharing your experience,

    Jeevan

    P.S: By the way, Allie, if you aren’t busy, would you please drop by my entry for a guest blogging contest? I have linked it below in commentluv. Thanks!
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  2. Bill Dorman says:

    Whoooeeee; look at this place all nice and shiny. Miranda did good….

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  3. Julie says:

    I really like the look :)
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  4. Miranda says:

    Thank you Allie for amazingly kind words!! You were such a pleasure to work with.
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  5. Mika Castro says:

    This is so beautiful! Job well done Miranda!
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  6. Miranda says:

    Thank you Mika!
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  7. Anna says:

    I love your logo! And I can second recommending Miranda — she has done great work for me, too.
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  8. Hajra says:

    All shiny and squeaky clean. I like what she has done for your blog…. :) Hope you get back to regular blogging soon!
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  9. Allie & Miranda,

    congrats to both of you for great collaboration & a great job with the website refresh,

    take care & best wishes,
    Alan
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  10. Sonia says:

    She did a stellar job here girl. Your blog looks super nice and I love the clean design. So happy for you girl!
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  11. Shalu Sharma says:

    I really like the banner. It looks very professional. Being upfront and clear from the onset makes all the difference.
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  12. Kathleen says:

    Miranda did a Great job on your banner. So glad to read that it was a pleasant experience for you, as change is not always a happy experience. I also love the fact that you are “paying her forward”.

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