If you’re reading this it means that you’ve made your way onto my brand new blog design! Thanks for stopping by - I am so excited that you’re here. For the past month or so I’ve been working with my designer on a blog re-design and re-branding project. This has resulted in a completely bespoke website, a brand new logo, and a collection of new collateral items (business cards, media kit, newsletter etc) which all all consistent in design.
As a full time blogger, I already wear many hats (traveller, writer, photographer, etc) but one additional hat that I knew I couldn’t do justice was ‘Designer’. I wanted to get the help of a design professional to bring my vision to life, which is when I connected with Cat from Gatto Web. After an initial Skype call and after seeing Cat’s previous blog designs, I felt she totally understood my needs. It’s been a real experience going through this creative process for the first tine, starting with secret mood boards on Pinterest and ending in the big launch today!
I like to think that this re-design marks an evolution of The Travelista. I started the blog when I was 23 and I am now 27. I have matured a lot in that time, and I thought it was time for my blog to grow up with me. I hope you’ll agree that the new design is a more stylish and grown up version, with the same honest and inspiring travel content I have always strived to create for you guys, my lovely readers.
With the new design comes a collection of exciting new features on The Travelista which I hope you will all love. Be sure to check out all of my new pages and features, which I have listed below;
New Blog Post Layouts - My new design comes with the functionality to make lots of different blog post layouts, which I am demonstrating in this post. I can't wait to change up the layouts in all my upcoming posts
The Destinations Page – You can now search for blog posts by a map of the world on my new destinations page. Alternatively, there is also a dropdown of continents and countries for you to choose from.
The Shop Page – My shop page now has 4 galleries within it, which are all totally shoppable. Browse between
- Shop My Style - Where you can shop everything currently in my wardrobe
- Shop My Instagram – Where you can shop all the clothes and products featured on my Instagram
- Wishlist – A collection of products I am coveting and hoping to purchase soon (or receive under the Christmas tree!)
- Travel Shop – Travel essentials for aspiring Travelistas. This galleries includes all of my favourite travel essentials from suitcases to eye masks and beauty products.
The About Page – Here you'll find a new Editor’s Letter which I plan to update on a monthly basis.
The Collaborations Page - I’ve created a Collaborations Page specifically for brands who are interested in working with The Travelista. It includes information on brands I have previously worked with, campaign case studies and testimonials.
The Travelista Newsletter - As part of this relaunch, I am also going to be launching The Travelista Newsletter in early 2018. Be sure to fill out the form at the bottom of this page to be the first to receive it!
I am so happy with the finished result and really think it's going to give The Travelista a really positive start in 2018. Special thanks to my designer Cat for making this come to life!
What do you think of my new blog design? Are you thinking of re-designing your own blog? I'd love you to leave me a comment and let me know what you think! Jess X