I know I'll probably be angering a few people with this announcement but I want to jump right into it.
KD Designs will no longer be offering blog designs.
When I started doing them two years ago, I loved it. I loved the idea of designing custom templates and I loved the idea of my name being on lots of book blogs. I loved creating new themes and pairing colors and just coming up with something pretty and reflective to the book blogger who was requesting it. Unfortunately that love has long since passed. I know that most people don't particularly like their job but I'm not the kind of person who can continue to do something day in and day out, something that I've actually come to hate, for money. Especially when the money isn't great to begin with.
Why did I start hating it? I'm not quite sure why. I guess it's a mixture of things. It could be that before KD Designs, I would change my own blog design whenever I felt inspired. I never had a deadline for myself. But there is a deadline with clients. And I felt myself having to force out these uninspired designs that I wasn't proud of at ALL. It could also be that working with some book bloggers - and I'm not naming names or pinpointing anybody in specific - has more often than not made me feel so little. I was being talked down to and being so disrespected on a regular basis and I feel like people were taking advantage of me in a huge way. Maybe that's something graphic designers have to suck up and deal with so maybe that's why I'm calling it quits. I don't like feeling the way some of my clients have made me feel.
But! I won't be quitting ALL of graphic design. I'll still be offering blog headers, buttons, icons, print jobs, covers and everything else. Just not full blog design. It's just not fun anymore. I've also applied to a job at a library, because I'd love to have a steady job where I actually move around, so please cross your fingers for me!
If you've contacted me prior to this post for a blog design, have no worries! I'll still be fulfilling your orders! But any request for a blog design after tonight will be directed here.
I'm sorry for any inconveniences. Thank you to those of you who supported my blog designs. I hope you'll still continue to support me in the rest of my designing!
Here are some blog designers that I fully recommend you check out -
Jeremy West Design
Anna Marie Moore Designs