I closed 2017 with big plans for 2018, so if 2018 is actually here, it’s about time to start transforming words into deeds. And here it is: my brand new big project – MAMAdesigner. It’s a blog, a brand and my own idea for myself. And I’m gonna tell you more about it right now.
As you can read (only in Polish) on MAMAdesigner first blog post, I’m a designer since 2005 and a mum since 2016. And I’m constantly trying to bring together those two roles. It’s the hardest task in my life and I was feeling I’m not doing it right. I started to think and came up with this idea: I will start a blog about me (the designer), being a mum – if I find topics on my new blog I will find the way how to be a mother and the designer at the same time, without losing contact with my child or the design. Simple.
After making some preparations at the end of 2017 I started to feel it’s the best idea I could ever get. In one day I’ve written a huge list of topics – one for every week till the end of 2018! And I felt so excited. Suddenly everything was so clear and easy: I have to start putting value to all the projects I’m doing with, or for my daughter! She’s my boss now, I design for her. And you know what? I have simply started to see that my beloved game design is so close to designing for children, it’s almost the same thing! 😉
So here I am – the mum, the designer, the MAMAdesigner. With new energy, with huge enthusiasm, with hope and fresh ideas I’m ready to change words into deeds in 2018.
Website and social media
I know that when you want to do something perfect you can end up with nothing done at all. So I choose not to be perfect this time. I asked my husband End3r for help with installing WordPress template for my MAMAdesigner website (it’s a lovely Loose template by Fat Themes), I prepared the logo, made a list of topics, wrote the first post and started the project – MAMAdesigner website and social media accounts for it (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
The logo is simple – it is a typographic one with big pale yellow dot at the end – as a color accent. I chose this color, because it’s the color theme in my daughter’s room, and every time I’m thinking about any design for her I can see yellow, white and grey (and black sometimes).
I’m going to publish one post per week as I have a completed list of topics. I chose Tuesdays for the publication day. I want to put some freebies, inspirations and maybe DIY on MAMAdesigner. Currently I’m working on my first freebie – actually it’s done already and I have to take some pictures and polish the post itself. So – I finally do what I’m supposed to be doing.