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i've been hard at work redesigning the look + feel of my website. just felt like the right time for a refresh and an update on all the visuals around my work. so i got started. (after, obviously, a lot of procrastinating)

before tackling a website, i started with a business card. i had written the following sentences to describe myself and my work and thought i should have a version of my business card that says these things.

Susie Ghahremani is an award-winning artist and illustrator.
Boygirlparty is her collection of uniquely illustrated nature-themed stationery and gifts.
Find both online at boygirlparty.com

Susie Ghahremani business cards
my business card went off to the printer, and i decided to focus my next burst of energy on web design.
Here's what the new main shop site looks like. it's a huge improvement, in my opinion, over the old one which was dark and brown and kind of clunky looking.

The Boygirlparty shop

and here's a detail of a page for a single item in the shop. all coded by hand by me! i'm no web designer, and i'm sure a professional web designer could do much, much better, but for its lack of slickness, i'm thrilled with how it all came together.
by the way, this particular screen shot is of a new necklace I designed as well, the Owl and the Pussycat (based on the Edward Lear poem.)

The Owl and the Pussycat necklace

shortly after i finished the shop redesign, i felt my home page needed help but time was ticking before my trip to new york. so i finished this new splash page the night before i left, created in place of packing my suitcase which is probably what i should have been doing. for all the times i procrastinate on working in favor of life, here's an instance where i did the opposite.

Boygirlparty.com the website of Susie Ghahremani

while the homepage doesn't really emphasize the diversity of work I've done for books and magazines, there's something about it that i feel captures the tone of my paintings regardless of the subject matter. and hey, it coordinates really well with my new shop design!

heading back to the shop design, i also re-coded a random assort button. it's sort of like the wheel of fortune. click it to see something new.

Browse the Boygirlparty Shop at random

and that's all the refreshing of my design i've done lately. for now.

hell, i just went ahead and updated my portfolio, too.


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 11th, 2013 10:50 pm (UTC)
I thought you had used a web designer! It looks great Susie!
Dec. 4th, 2013 03:25 am (UTC)
thank you!! no web designer. i wish i had the budget for one!
Dec. 4th, 2013 03:33 am (UTC)
you and me both!
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Hey, I'm Susie. I'm a painter, illustrator, crafter, musician, keeper of various pets and proprietor of the website boygirlparty.com

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