Blog > Site of the Month: Little Joy Designs
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Every month we pick a great Create website to be our Site of the Month. They are carefully-designed websites backed by fantastic stories of people putting their hearts and souls into their businesses.
Little Joy Designs uses minimal, yet colourful design elements to give a wonderful sense of space that really allows the quirky and cute products on sale to shine.
How to Create the Look
Built using Create's 'Populus' template, and characterised by the typewriter-lite 'Courier New' font for the ultimate handmade feel, www.littlejoydesigns.co.uk does a fantastic job of showing off the range of products and services available from the site.
The sense of fun and wonder that motivates site founder and designer Kerry Joy Allwood permeates the entire website, from the lighthearted tone of the text to the way the products and designs are presented with amusing and encouraging banners.
Kerry developed her unique design talent from a young age and soon realised her potential to sell her products and services online. "I've been an artist since I was little. I love designing, coming up with new prints and making customers happy," Kerry tells us. It shows in her website, which is marked by a tasteful pastel colour palette and uncluttered pages.
What Kerry Says
Setting up a business had been a dream of Kerry's since she was little, but last year she decided to dive in and get started with a Create website.
"Only recently did I get brave enough to sign up with Create and take the plunge. And it’s been alright! More people should do it.
"www.littlejoydesigns.co.uk has been a labour of love for me. I've tweaked it and tweaked it, learning better ways to do things and trying to make it look as professional as possible - while keeping a quirky edge! Behind the scenes it’s just little old me sat at my computer screen.
"When I first built and launched the site I was so proud I went on it every 5 minutes or so! Little Joy Designs is all about spreading the joy, which is why I design and create free printables, full of games for kids and fun things to do."
Follow @TheLittleJoy on Twitter and 'like' LittleJoyDesigns on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest news on Kerry's work and shop. Check out Kerry's boards on Pinterest at LittleJoyDesign.
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