Redesign 2010

I really don’t PLAN to redesign every year. It just seems that I’m happy with a design for only a year or so, and then   Read More »

Thinking of using a design contest site? Think again.

Once upon a time a running group decided they wanted a new web site design. They thought that going to one of those “crowdsourcing” sites would be a great way to go because they could hold a design contest and get lots of ideas and then take a vote on which was the best. This is what they ended up with…

Show and Tell: Business Card for Deb Ng

I was excited when Deb Ng of the Freelance Writing Jobs Network approached me about creating a business card design. I knew Deb would be fun to work with, and I also don’t get the chance to design business cards as often as I might like. Deb is a writer and social media consultant and wanted a unique business card design that would reflect her business as a freelance writer, professional blogger and social media consultant.

Annual Redesign Time

Like many designers, I can only go so long with a site design before I start getting the itch to have a new look. While I’m still tweaking here and there, it’s mostly complete- what do you think? It uses the 960 Grid, CSS sprites and some awesome plugins.

Design Inspiration: Monograms

Historically, a monogram was used as a royal signature. Romans and Greeks used them on coins to identify their rulers. Then, in the Middle Ages, artisans began to use them to sign their work. Victorian-period high-class persons adapted the monogram for personal use as a symbol of their place in society.

A Gallery of Royal Web Sites

I recently heard a report on NPR about how Queen Rania of Jordan was using YouTube in an effort to spread her message regarding stereotypes   Read More »

New Web Site? Start With a Wireframe

One of the more challenging aspects of working on web sites is the process of communicating the “vision” the client has for the site. They   Read More »

Principles of Design: The 80/20 Rule

I received the book, Universal Principles of Designfor Christmas. This book was recommended as a foundational text for anyone interested in design, and after only   Read More »

Redesign Inspiration and Process

As I’m always interested in other designers’ process, I thought I’d share mine along with some of the tools that I used for the recent   Read More »

Randa Clay Design- new and improved

At long last I have found time to work on my own site! I have needed to redesign with a theme of my own for   Read More »