(I'm so excited to share this with you!)
When I was planning my move to the USA and a career change, I knew I was going to do less freelance design. My friend Kyle asked me where I was going to send the clients I couldn't accommodate... and I said, I donno, I'll just have to turn them down. He's smart and said, "why not hire another designer to join Freckled Nest so that you can continue offering custom makeovers and keep things growing?" I liked that idea and wondered who I could hire and trust with my baby?
Kyla Roma came to mind... I'd met her in Indie Business earlier this year and had been admiring her natural ability, blog design, likability and business sense. I felt Kyla could represent Freckled Nest's style and aesthetic perfectly (but in her own great way) so I emailed her and presented the idea. She was ecstatic (which made me feel so excited... i love passionate people)! We discussed the opportunity and felt that it was a good move for both of us and Kyla joined my design firm (ha, I've always wanted to call it that)! Since then, I've fully trained her and she's been taking orders like crazy--- she's a hit!!! I feel so lucky to have her on my team!!
Though my original reasons for expanding had changed, I still wanted to work with Kyla and share my design workload (each client chooses their designer)... that way, I'd have some time to develop other ideas I have for Freckled Nest. With the changes, we got excited about a detail we thought was irrelevant when I was moving away... Kyla lives in Winnipeg too, so now we get together for workdates and we're becoming good friends :) I think she's amaaaazing!
(Kyla's first makeover project for FN. Hillary wanted a really fresh, minimal look with a punch of her fun personality... A+++, i love it!)
Kyla's got a few Makeovers on the go and I'm overjoyed--- she's even more talented than I thought and is blowing me away with her ideas, technique, quick turnaround times, instinct and customer service! Plus, she does Wordpress too... so now Freckled Nest Design accepts clients with Blogger, Typepad a-n-d Wordpress blogs!
If you'd like to inquire about a custom Blog Makeover or Blog as a Website by Kyla or Myself, please email FreckledNest@gmail.com for full details & rates. View our portfolio here.
Fun fact... Kyla and I are 'signing our name' sorta secretly. When you see the Freckled Nest Design logo in the sidebar of one of our makeovers, the K or L will be stand out representing who designed the blog :) So ghostwriter!
[My previous makeovers don't have this feature but all new ones will]
Please give a warm welcome to my new friend and team member, Kyla Roma! I think you'll adore her just as much as I do :)