Project Banner.

When I created the new banner for my blog, I was restricted in time, materials, and talent. But I didn't let this stop me. Sure, I could hire a professional. And miss the challenge of staying true to a design aesthetic. (Minima Template, for the win!) Let my ingenuity inspire you. Here is a look at my creative process.

Let loose with the banner challenge, I choose this photo:

The street sign says Wellington Road. (Clever!) But the photo worries me. I just can't make it work. (Delete.)

Next I choose (and publish) this chocolate brown banner. (I like to take risks with my brand.)

The brown is too dark. I need something lighter. (There is no such thing as too neutral.)

It doesn't look right with the navigation bar. (For some reason, it's all about the navigation bar.) How about this?

It looks like the Wellington Hurricanes. (Carry on.)

I'll just change the navigation bar, and I'll tweak my template. Go, go, go! (I can't believe anyone hired me as a graphic designer.)

Don't worry. I'm not trying to be like that Heather mommy blogger (who changes her banner every month). She makes big money on her blog. But she is nuts.


Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I think the banner looks great. cool to see your process.

Madame DeFarge said...

I feel left out of this creative dilemma. It was a big thing for me to move from yellow to blue for my background. That's about as much as I can cope with.

Brian said...

Small world! When I was traveling around NZ, I think I saw that sign when we made a detour off the highway on our way to Welly.