March 5, 2013

Not A Model Gets a Facelift!

Welcome to the new Not A Model blog!

After cringing one too many times when opening up my browser to this page, I enlisted the professional help of my friend and talented designer Elena Tari to help clean it up. She created the new logo, about me button and social sidebar graphics.

We worked together (and by work, I mean she created the designs and I picked them) to help make the blog look a bit more organized. I was sick of the jumbled sidebar and I wanted to make it easier for people to connect. With more ways to interact (instagram, pinterest, facebook, twitter) it's easier to keep in touch with what's going on outside of here. I also slightly updated my about section. "Meet Amanda" photo credit: Dallas Curow.

I've been writing on this space for awhile now and while my blog has not reached critical acclaim or fame, I don't write solely for those things. I write because I love it and it makes me happy. Good enough reasons?

I also believe that design adds to a positive reading experience. Since I don't have much expertise in design, I'm proud to say that beyond the graphics, I taught myself some CSS coding to help make small changes to the template for easier reading.

If you are looking for a graphic designer or need help with an upcoming project, check out Elena's website and get in touch with her. She's great!

Hope you like the new look and as always, thanks for reading! x


  1. Looks great! Have always admired your blog :)

  2. It looks so great, Amanda! Nice and fresh and bright, like you. And I am so proud to have my photo included. Great memories from that day, and looking forward to the next time we hang out :)