Thursday, April 30, 2009

brains & beauty

   
I take great pleasure in introducing the brains & the beauty behind my new blog look.  Allow me to introduce you to her here. (That is, if you do not already know and adore her!)

Lucky me to work with Bryn and to have had the pleasure of this interview;

1.  How did you begin designing blog pages?

In college I majored in Advertising and I spent all four years designing for the student newspapers and doing some brochures on the side.  Although I didn't go into graphic design professionally,  I still liked to keep it in my daily life.  I designed our own wedding invitations, and at the beginning of 2009 I re-designed my blog.  I had people e-mail me about it my blog design, and voila!  That's how I got here.  I'm lucky enough to have a computer engineer for a father, and he helps me with the HTML and CSS.  Although I plant to learn more programming in the future, my Dad and I currently split the projects (and earnings) down the middle.
 2.  Is this a full time or part time passion?  Where do you see yourself in a few years?

For now, this is a part time passion.  During the day, I work at a marketing job and during the evening and on weekends I work on my designing.  I absolutely love working with people and helping them create their vision, and I'm so lucky to have such a great hobby.  In a perfect world, I'll someday be able to quit the 9 to 5 and concentrate all my time on my passions: interior decorating,  idea boards, web design, paper goods and maybe even painting someday.

3.  I know you are a newlywed - What are you finding to be the most challenging and the most rewarding?

The only hard part if being a newlywed for me are the chores.  We aren't particularly people who enjoy cleaning, so it's a challenge when something needs to be done but neither of us wants to do it:)
As for the most rewarding part...,sometime at night we will keep each other up just by talking and laughing.  We'll laugh and laugh and sometimes laugh so hard that we  cry, and those are my favorite nights.  It's cliche, but it's true: my husband is my best friend.

4.  What are a few things that inspire you?

I get so much inspiration from blogs.  I LOVE blogging!  You "meet" amazingly talented people and find the most obscure, cool things that you would never know about otherwise.

5.  Tell us the highlight of your life>

Wow!  This is a tough question.  The highlight so far was our wedding day (it was amazing), but I think the best is yet to come.  I can't wait to buy our own home, be a Mom and career-wise hopefully to be able to live what I love someday.

Thank you Bryn for being the brains behind the beauty of my "new" blog design.  I appreciate the time and the patience you took to create my blog to coordinate with my web site.  It truly was a pleasure to work with you, "all on-line" and I am in hopes that we are able to meet one day in person.  I wish you much love, luck and success in your life doing what you love with the one you love.  Have a beautiful day full of design!

If you are interested in working with Bryn, please feel free to contact her and tell her that 
pve design sent you!   Are you looking for a new look for your blog?

31 comments:

Cote de Texas said...

i love your site - she did an excellent job!!!!

Purple Flowers said...

The design of your blog is happy and inviting!

M said...

*applause*

LOVE your new layout it's so refreshing and vibrent!

Slices of Beauty... said...

Beautiful interview!
Love your new look. My new blog can do with a makeover, so am in great company.

pve design said...

Joni-
thank-you dear, as much as I love the linen, sisal and all white look, I knew I needed to be green...
I would love to see what Bryn would do for cote de Texas!
pve

Purple-
happy and inviting is good.
we need more of that in this world.
pve

M-
Oh, you are back, I missed your vibrant and refreshing self.
pve

Slice-
Funny, when we strive for beauty, it takes over so many areas of our life. I will pop over for a slice of beauty...
pve

Debra said...

What a lovely couple. I suspect we will see a lot more of Bryn's gorgeous work.

pve design said...

Debra,
Bryn was wonderful. We communicated daily and she always responded with a sense of urgency and care.
She inspires me in many ways!
pve

jacjewelry said...

Great interview, and a great new look! Love it!

Joyce said...

I love your new look it is the canvas for your art. Very clean and fresh. Thanks for share hte brains and beauty behind the new look. xoxo

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Thanks Patricia for sharing the lovely lady behind your fresh design. I may just have to contact her soon.

Emily said...

Great interview! Bryn seems really cool and talented. She did a great job on your blog layout!

That Girl Designs said...

Great new look!

Mrs. Limestone said...

Love her - she is the best.

littlebyrd said...

The look is wonderful!! WONDERFUL! Loved the interview too, especially the part about her and the husband keeping each other up laughing.
Thank you so much for the last comment you wrote to me, it was so kind and made me feel so very good.

jae said...

You said it well.....she really did a great job of marrying your site with your style.

Jess Constable said...

What a great interview! Love her perspective on life. And I know what she means about not wanting to split the chores!

vicki archer said...

Great look and easy to negotiate too, xv.

annechovie said...

Thanks for the introduction to Bryn! She is lovely and talented - love your new look.

Kotori said...

What a fabulous job she did - I love the new blog look!

Kwana said...

What a beauty Bryn is and she does such wonderful work. I with her on the chores. Almost 20 years later and I'm still not used to it. LOL.

brynalexandra said...

Thank you so much, Patricia. It was such a blessing to work with you - and I mean that! You are truly amazing and it shows in your work.

Thank you again!

pve design said...

Ladies (and gents)
as for the "chores"- it is all about give and take. I like to think of them as little gifts I give to me. I prefer to lead than follow, so I just whistle while I work -
no matter his or hers, they are ours, our chores, our home, our love, and ours to fight over.
pve

Jackie said...

Wow! I looove your new look! She did an awesome job!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Great interview and as I've said before I love your new look!!

Julia said...

How wonderful! A new valuable contact :)

Renae said...

What a find you found in Bryn. She is definitely beautiful and it is nice to see that she fits her creativity into her busy schedule. Your site looks fabulous!
Blessings...

LuLu said...

Beautiful design and blog! So glad i found it your art is amazing.
LuLu

Karena said...

I love the new look, what a neat lady!

erika said...

yeah bryn! love the new look!!!!

allie in g'town said...

As soon as my illustrious illustrator unviels my new header illustration I plan on heading Bryn's way. It's amazing how Mel led me to you and now you'll lead me to Bryn. It's like this cottage industry of design!

Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

She is so great! Love Bryn!!