Hellooo, world!

Good morning, friends!

Today is officially ‘new everything day’. New business, new website, new (old) blog, new logo… phew! Let me just repeat that for emphasis: my business is now OPEN! I’m now a tiny business owner (take that in whatever way you want — my business is tiny and I’m pretty small in stature as well), a full-time freelancer, a solo-preneur, and/or whatever the cool kids are calling it these days.

Everyone is pretty excited around here:




Well... almost everyone.

Well… almost everyone.

Confession time: I actually started last Monday, not today, but I wanted to take it all in for a bit before going public. And so I did. Now that I’m my own boss, I does what I wants.

Anyway! Let me walk you through all the shiny new things around here:

New (old) blog!

If any of you are here because you’re subscribed to my blog Reverie Time, you might notice that you’re in a different place. As promised, I amalgamated my blog with my portfolio site, and if I did everything right, you should have been seamlessly redirected. If you’re seeing this in an RSS reader, check out the new place!

One of the features of my new blog is that each post has a customizable header, where I can choose to change up the colours or background on a per-post basis. I think it gives my blog a slightly more editorial feel. Fun!

If you’re wondering why I said that this is a new (old) blog and not just a new blog, I actually used to blog in this very spot years before I started Reverie Time, and now I’m back here because having two sites was more of a pain than I thought it would be. The nice thing about the Internet is that these decisions are fairly easily reversible! I left all of my old posts up, so if you’re bored, you can see some gems from 5 years ago like a review of Godard’s Vivre Sa Vie or a very deep post about my very favourite ghost.

New website!

For the past four months (!) or so, I’ve spent most of my spare time working on this website (that is, the time that wasn’t already taken up by working a full-time job and doing client work). The site that was up prior to this one had been around for over two years, and it was both outdated and a little ineffective. It had worked great as a portfolio for traditional job hunting, but it wasn’t very useful for or aimed at new visitors or potential clients. Also, the design aesthetic was a bit outdated and didn’t feel like me anymore.

Here's the old site, in case you've already forgotten. Or never saw it in the first place. Either way.

Here’s the old site, in case you’ve already forgotten. Or never saw it in the first place. Either way.

So, it was definitely time for an upgrade. I’m going to write a couple of follow-up posts about the design and development process that I went through to get to this final(ish) state, because I always like reading about other people’s processes, and by that logic, there are likely some people out there who are curious about mine.

New availability! (Or, a little shameless plug)

The crappy thing about the best freelancers is that they’re always booked up months and months in advance because they’re so awesome — and rightly so. Because I’m just starting out, I’m in the unique position of being pretty great and not being booked ’til the end of time. Huzzah! I’m pretty busy this month and am already starting to put some projects in my calendar for April, but I have availability coming up soon. So, if you wanna work with a web designer and you want to do so sooner than later, now’s the perfect time to grab me! My new services page is a good place to start if you’re wondering what exactly it is that I do.

Thanks for reading, and have a super lovely week!

Monthly wallpaper: March

First, before I get to the wallpaper thing, thanks so much to basically everyone for being so encouraging about the big changes that I’m undertaking! Change is always at least a bit scary, but it’s much less so with awesome people cheering you on. I’m really lucky to know (and Internet-know) a lot of great people.

Second, I was interviewed today by Ashley of Your Super Awesome Life. Check it out! Thanks, Ashley!

Now, back to business. It’s the start of another month, which of course means that I owe you another wallpaper! I wondered about how to treat March, which really should be the start of spring, but usually doesn’t really feel like it in Canada. I’ve been looking around and seeing a lot of bare trees and a generally winter-ish vibe lately, but I’ve also been noticing that the sun is setting later and later each day. And if that wasn’t enough, my BFF Daylight Savings Time is starting up again this month (aw yeaaahhhh!). So, I see March as a month of cold and bleakness but with the promise of sun and warmth ahead. With that, I present…



Desktop (2560 x 1440) • Tablet (2048 x 2048) • Mobile (640 x 1136)

(They’re sized for a 27″ iMac, a retina iPad, and an iPhone 5, respectively, but they should all work for smaller devices, too.)

All of the illustrations in my wallpapers are from the public domain, and this one features the excellent Ostrich Sans font.