Forth and Wild Studio

Favourite client logos

DesignMeagen Higginbottom

When I first decided I was going to freelance I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Not having a cushy 9-5 job is super stressful, I'm always worrying about money and if I should just give in and find a 9-5er. 

Thankfully things have been steady and I'm feeling confident in my work and learning how to stand up for myself and my business. I'm a huge people pleaser so it's really hard for me to say no to people and have a solid set of rules in place. 

Having self-confidence in the work you produce is a huge part of freelancing and it's something I'm still working on.

After creating the image below to throw onto Pinterest to get my work out there I decided to share it on my blog. I've been lucky to work with some great clients and below are a few of my favourite logo designs. Some are final designs and some are rejected logos that I still love. 

Forth and Wild Logo Designs

You might have noticed I changed my logo, it's still something I'm sitting on and feeling out but so far I'm really digging it and it'll likely stick around. 

If you are looking for a new logo or a brand build out feel free to get in touch. I'm currently booking clients for late March. 

Motivate Type

DesignMeagen Higginbottom

Just a few motivational quotes to get you through your week. 

 
 

I created these using ink and water. I then brought them into Illustrator and live traced them. I then brought them into Photoshop and placed them on a colourful background. 

 
 

What I love about brush type is that I don't strive for perfection, I just do what feels natural and accept what I've created. I can be so hard on myself when I create something, so learning to love and accept what I create can be tough. 

 
 
 
 

Hope you enjoyed them!

Inspired By: Bouffants & Broken Hearts

Meagen Higginbottom

I recently stumbled across the portfolio of Kendra Dandy of Bouffants & Broken Hearts and instantly fell in love. 

After viewing her portfolio I recognized about half of her designs from Pinterest and I have a ton of them already saved. 

What attracts me to her patterns the most, aside from the designs is her choice of colour she uses for each pattern. Seriously, so good. 

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But my favourite thing about her work is her food designs. They make me want to lick the page. 

If you find yourself drooling all over your keyboard then you want to check out the rest of her work on her site.

All images in the post are credit to Kendra. 

New Work: Blog Design

DesignMeagen Higginbottom

Hey peeps! 

The summer months I find are the slowest for client work, so instead of stressing myself out I've decided to spend this time creating new work. I've always wanted to create my ideal blog layout instead of using premade themes. My ultimate goal would be to code this blog and use it as my theme. Now to find the time do to that. :p

Design

For whatever reason, I love #f5f5f5 for my blog background. That paired with a white nav bar is like design heaven for me. I'm also a fan of bold fonts in the nav bar that are tracked out at least 50pts, depending on the font. The font used in the nav bar is Montserrat bold, and the body copy is Karla, both Google fonts.

Home Page

I like keeping things interesting on the homepage of a blog. The one thing I really dislike is blogs that have full-length posts that seem to go on forever. By adding short snippets of each post in either a grid or list format your reader can easily scroll down and read anything that peeks their interest. 

In this case, I started the blog with a regular blog post, followed by the list format. In the middle of the page, I've included featured posts that are my most popular or one's that I particularly like. After the featured posts I have a grid layout with a few more posts.  

Blog Post Page

Archives Page

I wanted to keep the archive page as simple as possible. I took out the sidebar and added the grid feature. A few rows down I added the categories in case my reader wanted to view another category without having to scroll to the top main navigation. 

About Page

The about page is pretty straight forward. The one thing I've always wanted, not sure why, is a photo gallery on my about page. Not just an Instagram feed but a gallery I can add whatever photos I feel like adding. 

That's that! While creating this I found I really enjoy blog design, maybe I should add it as a service. 

Talk soon, friends!