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Client
Symbol Blog
Project

Custom Blog Design

Year

2021

Role
Consultant
UX/UI Hybrid Designer
Web Designer
Custom Development
Supported
  • Blog’s Mission
  • Content Writer

Custom Blog
Design &
Consultation

Symbol Blockchain Community

Overview

While Kyle was working for the NEM Group/ Symbol blockchain, he had the pleasure of working within one of their teams in rebranding and direction of Symbol’s website redesign. During the course of this project, he was approached to help the Symbol communities by offering services in design to help their look-in feel and to better match Symbols branding. Empowering them as a token of support by Symbol.

After speaking with community members and gaining a better understanding of where they were all at, the owner of Symbol Blog loved the ideas as he loved the idea of a website and blog redesign as some of the tips Kyle had been sharing with all of them. We quickly hit it off and were inspired of diving into what this may look like. Below are some highlights and how this project transpired and turned out.

DETAILS MATTER

Setting Wheels

In Motion

Kyle conducted research and plans that were pitched to Symbol Blog that would enhance the overall look in feel while giving them a ton of future growth and layout options. With these options, we would bring more engagement from the reader, sharing guides, highlighting others within the community, while serving more recognition to the Symbol Blog, and Symbol’s blockchain abilities with the community.  

User Interface Delivery
  • Consultation
  • Research & Discovery
  • Learned & Customized Blog Theme
  • Rebranding & Design
  • Content Layouts & Templates
  • Photography Templates
  • Custom CSS
  • Tips, SEO, & Good Practice

Cyberpunk / Tokenomic Theme

Colors,Typeography, & ID Clean Up

Kyle had researched and broke down a few blog themes that would best fit their needs and future. Allowing them to choose and lead him what they desired to have. Kyle had used a continuation of what was started for Symbol branding, transitioning it into the blog needs while working within many restraints and limited time, he put together master files that correlated to the blog, components, photography, and styles that could be best used and done on their own in future updates.

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Figma Masters & Templates
Speed & Consistency Combined

Blog Layouts &
Components

Focused on the reader

Kyle spent a great deal of time organizing the wp taxonomy, order, and menus throughout the blog areas. As Sym Blog’s focus seemed to be mainly articles and write-ups. I had wanted to really clean this up from what he was currently doing while giving them an easy way to implement this quickly. Figma education and templates were handed over to help template all artifacts & photography that would help overall consistency, as the details of doing this I felt went a long way if implanted as suggested.

Focusing on blog detail page layouts and breaking down guides & documentation templates by reworking the padding throughout the page, correcting hierarchy with correct usage of headlines, typography, code snippets, and multiple split columns with callouts, that had gone a long way…

Before & After Comparisons

Content & Detail Examples

ADAPTING TO BLOG COMPONENTS

Hi-Fidelity & Live Versions
Project Stats

2

Styles & Design

3

Layout/Style Theme

2

Rebuilt Theme

124

Instruction & Tips
Project Outcome

Kyle completely redesigned and customised my blog and I am super happy with the results! The site looks great and since updating we have seen a big increase in traffic and growth in Twitter followers.

@XHarvestingOwner & Writer Sym Blog

Kyle was able to take a vague concept of what I wanted and delivered something that was beyond my expectations. He was also very patient and was able to explain how to use the new features and get the best out of my new site. He was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend him to anyone!

@XHarvestingOwner & Writer Sym Blog

Wrap Up

Doing this was a way to keep my end of the bargain more ways than one. As I like to stand by what I committed to regardless of circumstances, not only Kyle had learned a ton through this endeavor Kyle brushed up on some other skillsets. It was a bit challenging in many ways as communication, direction, & understanding were a bit much due to our schedules, families, and being halfway around the world 8 hrs apart…  There’s a bit of a learning curve while having some dynamic teaching throughout the design & development in discussing the power of; Blogging, Writing, SEO, Design, WP Teaching, Plugin Help, Set-ups, & Marketing benefits of “Why?”,  squeezed into a short window of the build and design of the blog at once.

Maybe it was a bit much for someone to comprehend in a short period of time as well could be overwhelming. XHarvesting seemed to take on the challenge and jumped in as I give XHarvesting credit on that, as well for the trust! It was great to empower someone with such knowledge and inspiration of the possibilities they will now have moving forward. XHarvesting can use it for their own skillsets but feel the success as they grow into, having a platform to really build off of with so many options will make a huge difference I think now. 

Symbol Blog has the ownership to make their mistakes, learn by doing, and have room for growth at the same time. As it’s the only way to get better and advance.

XHarvesting was an incredible person with a lot of passion, as Kyle had a lot of pleasure in working with the owner and witnessing the transformation with a lot of good feedback in which always makes it awesome.