It’s finally here! ThatVeganWife is LIVE and we couldn’t be happier. This site was a labor of love and one of my favorite projects to date. If you don’t know Amy Beth yet, take a minute to acquaint yourself. I promise that you’ll be hearing a LOT more from her soon. Whatever I say could never do her justice, but I will say this: Amy Beth is joy and grit personified. She is kind, considerate, patient, the epitome of strong. She sees the world in a way so many should and it only takes one conversation with her to feel a little better about the world. We need more Amy Beth’s in the world.
This project was really special to me because AB and I share something: a winding road with mental health. It’s something most know about me, but may not fully understand. I wish you could’ve been a fly on the wall for our coaching calls because they were POWERFUL y’all. And it wasn’t because of my knowledge rather a creative vortex coupled with many vulnerable moments sharing my story and hers. It was an absolute privilege to share my story with someone who is experiencing similar circumstances. I will remember those calls forever and they’ve become a hallmark of my career. Thanks Instagram, you not only gave me an amazing client but also a lifelong friend.
You probably want to hear a little bit about the site too, right? It is a colorful, content heavy, Squarespace site. This is a story of what happens when a graphic designer and a web designer create a website together.
We started by developing this bold color palette.
Followed by a little inspiration…
Which turned into this…
Okay, we’ve talked enough about the site. Why don’t you hear from Amy Beth herself about the project…
What was your biggest fear before designing a website? Did it come true, and if not, what happened instead?
AB: My fear was the time consumption as well as putting my ideas down and making them come to life. While I've been trained to design websites myself, I know exactly the kind of work it entails. It would have taken me soooo much longer to pull off a site to this quality. There are so many little things you have to think of during the process on TOP of having to be creative.
What, specifically, was your favorite part of the process and your new website, and why?
AB: Just knowing that I have someone who has my back and can help me if I need it. Honeycomb helped me become clearer about what I want and how I want to move forward which has been as valuable as good website design. I don't feel like I'm doing this all by myself. I literally don't know if there's anything I'd change about this process. I've enjoyed this much more than I thought I would and I think how you're doing things has been a huge stepping stone for where I'll be in the future.
What advice do you have for someone who is launching their first website and taking their brand to the next level?
AB: PAY SOMEONE TO HELP YOU. While this is most definitely an investment, you will not regret working with Honeycomb because they're there to walk with you through the entire process.
If you were to talking to a close friend about Honeycomb, what would you say?
AB: I have totally recommended you to friends already! I've told them how personable you made this process. Not only do I feel safe sharing what I'm needing with you, I feel safe in sharing how I'm feeling during the whole process. Honeycomb has made a dream come true for me and given me a lot of my time back by creating systems of action steps for future clients to easily work with me. I've paid for much more than just a website design. Worth every penny.