Recent Designs.

Ah, summer. The time when life is at a slower pace and you can linger over your morning coffee on the back porch. The time of the year when you spend less time in front of a computer and more time outside in the garden.

Eh, not so much. Our schedules mean that we’re both home more (HOORAY!), but it also means that we depends way more on my Little Leaf income (PRESSURE!). As a result, I still struggle to not spend most of my day in front of my computer. Leaving for the farm two weeks ago threw me into panic mode last week.

Anyway! I have been having so much fun the past few months working with all kinds of fun, fantastic people on their fun, fantastic projects. I seem to have started to create a niche for myself working with authors and copywriters – which I must say that I am completely digging since I love to read. And I love when people freelance as writers since I’ve found so much joy and fulfillment in freelancing myself. Three cheers for new adventures, yes?

Here are some of the latest designs I’ve been working on since I last shared with you a few months ago.

Amy Estes

Coffee & Sunshine // WordPress Design

Amy is a lovely person and I was delighted when she asked me to redesign her website and blog. She wanted both a landing page (ooo, professional!) and a blog. I created a fresh, bold color palette for her site, a bright navigation menu, and scalloping around the edges. It’s easy to navigate and I’m still getting comments from new clients about how much they love Amy’s design!

Press Play

Press Play // WordPress Design

Melissa loves travel, music, reading, and setting goals for herself. I created rollover buttons for those categories in the header using Melissa’s own photos, adding a personal touch to category navigation. I also pulled the sketch font from the header to her custom social media icons. Melissa is currently traveling the world. I AM JEALOUS.

Neil G Gordon

Neil G. Gordon Writing & Editing Services // WordPress Design

Neil is ridiculously fun. And his website reflects that. His website is professional, but the copy is playful and engaging. The website features a front page with slideshow of brief testimonials, a blog with which Neil can demonstrate more of his writing style, and plenty of pages of services. This was such a fun project.


Alphadeltaromero // WordPress Design

April is a self-described gypsy hippie mama. April sounds like a lot of fun, no? Her site integrated her work as an artist and as a health coach with her life as a mom. It’s a wonderful blend.

Brandy is Magic

It’s Like I’m…Mmmagic! // WordPress Design

Brandy is a wonderful writer. And now she has a bright custom design to complement her fabulous blog.


Katie Blogs // WordPress Design

Bright colors and bold fonts work together to create a fun, colorful space for Katie to blog.


Pursuit // WordPress Design

Mel is a freelance writer and now she can point clients to her site that is professional, but still very her (note: see her bio pic on the front page. Yesss.)



SJL Original // Blogger Design


A pretty little craft blog with a spunky, fun author. Since Stacie’s jewelry is gorgeous, I wanted to feature it front and center in her header. It also serves to instantly indicate the type of work she does and the focus of the blog (along with the tagline).


kjpugs // WordPress Design

A textured background, custom pug portraits, and label-style buttons – perfect for Kelly’s quirky, fun blog.


Wedding Program // Print Design

A simple wedding program to coordinate with the invitations. I was able to perfectly match the typography on the invites to the program, thanks to the wonders of the internet!


Julia Woods // WordPress Design

Julia loved Anthropologie’s website with its subtle textures and use of typewriter fonts, so I used both of those elements in her site design, along with a gorgeous muted palette.

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I’m currently booking projects to start in mid-August. I really love the diversity of my clients and projects. If you think you might be a good fit, I’d love to chat. Check out my site here.

About Ashley

Ashley is a web designer, mother, and social media addict. She blogs about her attempts to live more simply and pursuing happiness while juggling a job she loves and life with two adorable sons and an academic husband.


  1. Allison Blass says:

    I love when designers post the blogs they worked on. It’s the best way to find new people! :) And you do such great work.
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  2. I really love those designs esp. the top one with the plane it!
    megan’s most recent post :: Then & Now Detroit: Foran’s Grand Trunk PubMy Profile

  3. Whoop whoop!! (the coffee made me do that just now….)

    Great designs, as usual ;)
    Stacie’s most recent post :: Garage Sale Day!My Profile

  4. I’m especially partial to the blogs with bold and bright color patterns – love the color palette you chose for Amy!
    Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks’s most recent post :: Buckets-2My Profile

  5. You’ve been busy! It’s amazing how much you’ve accomplished since you last shared. I know how long a WordPress design can take…

  6. Richard says:

    Wow, those are really a lot of design work! Love the results though; the color combinations and the overall design are so great.
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  7. These are gorgeous!
    Becky’s most recent post :: MomentsMy Profile

  8. Beautiful work! You sure keep busy plus your great photography and Mike and Gabe! Sending love and admiration your way ;-)

  9. Tons of awesome designs! :) Hopefully you get caught up a bit so you can spend a little time outside this summer. Hopefully it’s been mostly hot anyway!
    Kelly’s most recent post :: Saying Goodbye to the Pacific NorthwestMy Profile

  10. You’re keeping BUSY! Also… Goodness I love my blog design :D
    Melissa’s most recent post :: 9 MonthsMy Profile

  11. These designs are so amazing and professional looking! (Of course they are! You ARE a professional!) ;)

    Great Job Ash! That is way way cool that you get to work with these awesome people and help them design amazing designs! :)
    Ashlie’s most recent post :: A quieter VoiceMy Profile

  12. natalie (thesweetslife) says:

    you are awesome, and just keep getting better and better! you know who i’m coming to when i’m ready to redesign :)


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