A New "Look" for The TomKat Studio

the tomkat studio

Hello friends! I am so excited to announce the launch of our revamped logo and blog design! I have been working with my girl, Lindsey from Pretty Darn Cute Design to create a more simplified, clean "look" for the blog. It's been over two years since our last redesign and I've been itching to make some changes. First, we started by updating our TomKat girl logo with a new, fancy font. I've been loving all of the new calligraphy fonts popping up and wanted to give our logo a more sophisticated look.

tomkat studio logo 2013

The next step was working on the new blog design. When I worked on our design for the shop early this year, I went really simple. I wanted the photos to pop off the page, so I focused on sticking with a black/white/gray color palette. I decided to do the same with the blog design. I want our gorgeous, colorful photos to be the center of attention! After a couple weeks and several thousand emails between Lindsey and I, we finalized and implemented the design late last week. She was so patient with all of my very particular changes and features! I am so excited about the new "look" and hope you love it too! Good news...the site is now mobile responsive so it is super easy to view and read on your phones and iPads!

tomkat studio blog makeover

You will also notice some updated features and pages on the blog! I am so excited to finally have an updated ABOUT page, which includes the lovely ladies who make up the TomKat team....

tomkat team

as well as our new team of blog contributors! (more on this incredible group soon!)

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We have also finally created a PORTFOLIO page that will showcase our parties, photo shoots and projects! I've added some of our recent projects for Pottery Barn Kids and HGTV, but I will be continuing to add more projects from the past as well as new ones as they are published!

portfolio tomkat

When you select one of the photos from the Portfolio, it leads you to a landing page for that party. The landing page includes information about the party, where to go for more photos, printables and tutorials, and a little fun Behind The Scenes blurb! I'm so excited to have all of our projects in one place, rather than just spread throughout the blog, archived and never to be seen again!

portfolio sample

We would LOVE for you to take a look around the site and let us know what you think!

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  1. kirsten and co. 07/31/2013

    Such a gorgeous new design! Love the new font on the logo and the simplicity of the entire layout. It's beautiful x

    • Kim 07/31/2013

      Thank you so much, Kirsten!

  2. shannon 07/31/2013

    love the new look! very simple and elegant.

    • Kim 07/31/2013

      Thank you for stopping by, Shannon! Just hopped over to your blog and your photography is lovely!

  3. Jennifer @ Double the Fun Parties 07/31/2013

    Of course it looks great. Lindsey is the bomb. I used her for my own logo and several other things based on your recommendation -- so thank YOU Kim for the great lead!

    • Kim 07/31/2013

      "Lindsey is the bomb" is a true, true statement! My other saying for her is "Lindsey rocks!" :) So glad you used her for your designs, she is wonderful to work with!

  4. @candilandco 07/31/2013

    I remember when you updated and it was so pretty, now its gorgeous. I love the design and the new pages.

    • Kim 07/31/2013

      Thank you, Candi!

  5. Tina Dahl 07/31/2013

    I have been poking around your site ever since the redesign was done and I must say I just LOVE it. So clean, fresh, organized and very intuitive. If I ever need a web site done, I obviously know where to go. Great job Kim and Lindsey!!!!!!

    • Kim 07/31/2013

      Thank you, my dear friend! I'm glad you like it. As TomKat's #1 fan, we want to keep you happy!

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  7. Joanna M. 07/31/2013

    Love it all, especially the portfolio page! So important to keep your projects in one place to show off all the wonderful things you've done. :)

    • Kim 07/31/2013

      Thank you, Joanna! Welcome to the team! We are so happy to have you. Our readers are going to love your recipes!

  8. Katie {Sweet Rose Studio} 07/31/2013

    The new site is stunning Kim! I love the simplicity and that calligraphy font is everything! Congrats!

    • Kim 07/31/2013

      Thank you, sweet Katie! xoxo

  9. Andrea Worley 07/31/2013

    loving the new site. the new logo is so fun and classy! Always a class act from TKS!

    • Kim 07/31/2013

      Thank you, Andrea and thank you for ALWAYS being a big support and taking the time to comment! It means so much to me!

  10. Alejandra Morin 07/31/2013

    You've inspired me to stop procrastinating and re-do my site too. I wonder if Lindsey will work for marshmallows LOL

    Love the little dress 3D look on your logo and the bios of your team and contributors. Great job!

    • Kim 07/31/2013

      Hello to the Marshmallow Queen! Great to hear from you! Thank you so much for the sweet compliments! It feels great to have it done finally! Lindsey is amazing to work with if you are ready to redesign! Hope the book is going great! xoxo

  11. Susan @ Graphically designing 07/31/2013

    Lindsey did a gorgeous job - I love it!

    • Kim 07/31/2013

      I agree, Susan!

  12. Eboness Belin 07/31/2013

    Love the cleaner look Kim along with the new font! Inspired for sure.....
    Eboness @ Fleur de Lis Events

    • Kim 07/31/2013

      Thank you so much, Eboness!

  13. Jen hilling 07/31/2013

    absolutely love the new look! i follow your blog quite often and it's always been so helpful and inspirational, so pretty to look at. great job by all making it even better :-)

    • Kim 08/01/2013

      Thank you so much, Jen!

  14. Cassandra 07/31/2013

    Love your website and blog, looks stunning and a little easier to navigate, I can look at things easily on my smart phone. GREAT JOB! Enjoy the rest of the summer.

    • Kim 08/01/2013

      Thank you, Cassandra! I'm so glad it's mobile friendly now, too!

  15. Christine T 08/01/2013

    Love it! Beautiful job, as always.

    • Kim 08/01/2013

      Thank you, Christine!

  16. Lisa 08/01/2013

    Well, I'm obviously in the minority, but can I just say that I don't care for your new design? I think you went too far and made it TOO plain and simple. It looks a little sterile and has lost some of your creativity. I've been following you through several re-designs, and I've always liked the updates, but I don't care for this one. Sorry.

    • Kim 08/01/2013

      Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I guess the most important opinion for my blog is my own, and I'm thrilled about it! Do you have a blog? I would love to see it and see what you think is great blog design.

  17. Emily (B. Lovely Events) 08/04/2013

    Love the new design! I think I was the first one to notice as I am on it almost every day!

    • Kim 08/04/2013

      Thank you so much, Emily! For the sweet words and for visiting the blog every day! xoxo

  18. Caitlin 08/05/2013

    I love the new and clean look....it really makes the pictures and colors pop! :) I'm also loving the font!

    • Kim 08/05/2013

      Thank you, Caitlin!


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