Year in Review — 2016: Thank You

There's so much to say in response to 2016.

This year, I left my full-time job and took that giant leap into the freelance life. This year, I voted in my first presidential election (and was devastated with the results). This year, I got engaged and married (twice!)

It was a year of extreme highs and lows, many new challenges, and incredible personal growth. 

There's so much I want to say, but in hopes of actually starting and finishing a blog post (for the first time in 6 months), I just want to say, Thank You.

Thank you to my friends, family, and clients — old and new — for giving me the courage to go all in, take risks, and make mistakes. Thank you for your patience, kindness, and generosity. The year of freelancing has truly made me realize the importance of community and the veracity of the phrase, "It takes a village." 

In true designer fashion, I wanted to revisit some of my favorite web design projects from 2016. 

From the launch of Vinley Market, an online wine shop built on Shopify, to the redesign and relaunch of Capitol Standard, to our personal wedding website, I designed more websites in 2016 than I ever have in my life and learned soooooooo much along the way.

I don't know what 2017 holds, but 2016 moved my life in the right direction. I feel it in my gut. Lots of unanswered questions and goals clear as mud, but I'm looking forward to designing websites, taking risks, playing with color, and forging new connections with more thought and more heart. Whatever 2017 brings, I know it's going to be far from boring. 

Cheers to the new year and new opportunities.

xo,
d.