Brandon, myself, and the crew of cousins grew up with crayons. No, we didn’t eat them (I think?), we just used them to color and doodle, not always on paper (much to our parents frustration). Crayons were one of our first introductions to what it was like to create. A blank piece of paper or wall was soon transformed into a piece of art. Some pieces of art lasted longer than others and not all of them resulted in positive feedback. Nonetheless, we learned a lot from our days doodling with Bittersweet, Burnt Orange, Midnight Blue, and Wild Watermelon.
Our first website was akin to those simpler, yet still creative days. While we thoroughly enjoyed the time we had creating the first site, we soon found that we simply outgrew it.
We’ve updated the whole look now, the content, the contact forms, ummm, just about everything has changed. The one thing that hasn’t changed, is our passion for what we’re doing. We hope this passion is seen throughout our new website and that our mission of helping others through design is clear.
It’s baffling to me that just last year (2014), Brandon and I decided it would be a good idea to combine his love for web design and my passion for visual design to create Designing Cousins. The idea of Designing Cousins was a bit challenging at first, mainly because of where we live. Brandon lives in Los Angeles, and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area — How on earth would we get this to work?
Copious amounts of video chatting, text messaging, and emails — that’s how! We have dedicated days for specific projects and then social call days to catch up on everything else. And there may be singing..
We welcome friends and family to inquire about projects they need done or hey, if you’re interested in being an independent designer under the Designing Cousins name, let us know!
Thank you for taking the time to visit our new site and yes, feedback is encouraged.