A divine sense of wonder is the best way to describe my current project. Bethany Ward, a spiritual director and life coach approached me for a website design update. Recently she had an unexpected life shift which has propelled some of her deep seeded dreams, wonderment, and ideas right to the forefront.
The Design Proposal
Bethany describes her path to 5Pine Design as a divine intervention. She had been a follower of Jerusalem Greer for the past 10 years and in her new freedom wandered over there for a visit. She was greeted with the new and improved site design Jerusalem and I had just completed. She was in love with it! She had to find the designer and get to work on her own site.
She sent me an email that was so incredibly respectful, informative, and kind that I could not wait to respond with an enthusiastic YES! Since that first contact, we’ve been in touch through email and phone calls. I look forward to her writings and musings about her future and present business plans. We get to dream together.
Dreams and Wonder
Dreaming with you, my clients is one of the biggest reasons I love site/brand design so much. I get invited to peek into your soul and envision your future alongside you. AND THEN, I am given the honor of helping, in my own small way, to make those dreams come true.
Bethany’s dreams are so vast, so deep, so intuitive and special I must share them with you or at least give you a small preview.
Here is her mood board. Our inspiration for her design.
Isn’t it rich? Gorgeous? Dreamy? Full of Wonder?
Bethany has big dreams for her business. She has requested we incorporate her many talents as a spiritual director, life coach, speaker, workshop leader, intuitive tarot and astrology reader, and death midwife. She would eventually like to build a brick and mortar store and retreat center. So vast and varied are her talents and passions my biggest job is helping her to organize it all into an easily digestible, understandable, and navigational site. Here is her list of needs:
- Apothecary Store
- Booking and Availability Integration
- Newsletter Opt-In
- Facebook Community Connection
- Organized and Beautiful Blog
- Online Courses
- Featured Testimonials – Transformations
She wants it to be a warm cottage feel that invites you in. One that is full of welcome and comforting clutter of books, herbs, natural and found objects. The design needs to be smart but with a touch of fantasy.
Bethany is deeply connected to the divine and spiritual. Everything she writes to me is grounding, thoughtful, and vast. As I have begun the work of design for her I’ve begun to feel more at peace and grounded as a result of the way she works along side me. Sometimes prayers are answered in unexpected ways. Bethany is an answer to prayer for me and as she has told me, I to her.