Friends, I am so excited to be writing this blog post today! All summer long I have been working on a major new project — my new website, Garnishing Co.!
As many of you know, I am a graphic designer by day, and this site is all about graphic design. It’s geared toward bloggers and creative business owners, who are just starting out with their businesses.
I’ll be honest. When I started Feast + West, I didn’t know exactly what I was doing. Sure, the recipes and writing came easily. And because of my design background, I knew I could handle the visual part of the site — but I had to Google anything technical and bug my developer friends with (what I thought were) dumb questions. For a long time, I felt like I was stuck at square one, wishing I could afford a custom-built site.
I learned a lot in my first year and a half, but what I didn’t know at the beginning was that I wasn’t alone. There are tons of bloggers and biz owners out there who don’t know where to begin either, or perhaps their brand just needs a facelift or a makeover. We all want gorgeous logos and websites, but the reality is that our pockets aren’t always quite big enough to hire a designer. (And as a designer, I can tell you those pockets have to be pretty big sometimes!)
If you’re a blogger or creative biz owner struggling with graphic design, I hope you’ll join me at Garnishing Co.! There are some blog posts with your name on them, plus a massive resource library and my free ‘Perfect Pairings’ guide to fonts! You can sign up for the Garnishing Co. newsletter right here. I’ll be updating the blog weekly as well as offering e-books, e-courses and a design coaching program soon.
I want to assure you that Feast + West is definitely not going away! You can still expect to find cocktail and food recipes, travel guides, cooking tips, interviews and more. I hope you know you can leave comments on my blog posts or send me an email anytime! I’m here for you if you want to talk graphic design or cocktails. Or both! // susannah