Hello. I'm Kristen Michelle, the KM in KM Designs.

There's no arguing that good design makes everything better. I focus on designing clean, uncluttered, and simple to navigate web sites.

Grab a cup of hot chocolate (or your beverage of choice!), sit back, relax, and take a moment to see what I've been working on.

portfolio

Click on an image to explore each completed web site. Or scroll down to learn more about the design process for each site.

process

Each of the websites in this portfolio were created as assignments for the Professional Certificate in Web Design offered through Sessions College for Professional Design.

Although all images, logos, and text were originally provided by the instructors, all of these websites have sinced been updated. I have sourced or created all the assets used, with the exception of text, unless otherwise stated.

Burritos
CALIFORNIA BURRITO COMPANY

The California Burrito Company is a fictious California-style burrito restaurant located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is an example of a simple and clean one-page website. The text is enhanced by the use of large colorful images.

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Potted Plants
DIG URBAN GARDENING

Dig is a fictious urban garden center. This is another example of a simple, yet impactful, one-page website. As you scroll down through the site, look for the back-to-top button that appears.

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Mountain
ZEN MOUNTAIN CENTER

Zen Mountain Center is a fictious meditation retreat center located in the Catskill Mountains.

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Woman With Coloful Hair
VICE VERSA HAIR SALON

Vice Versa is a fictious New York City hair salon. Vistors to this five-page website will find page headers easy to read in a Bootstrap Jumbotron. The site also contains a textured background and a vivid color scheme. Contact information and email sign-up are located in the footer of every page.

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Restaurant Interior
THE SAINT LAWRENCE

The Saint Lawrence is a fictious New Orleans French Cajun fusion restaurant with a focus on farm-fresh ingredients. This six-page website showcases how images can enhance a web visitor's experience. The site also contains an always-visible site menu, even at small sizes. Contact information and email sign-up are located in the footer.

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Spa
SAPPHIRA SALON & SPA

Sapphira Salon and Spa is a fictious Chicago day spa. Visitors to the site are able to easily book a spa or salon appointment. The footer section of each page not only includes contact and location information, but a quick and easy way to sign up for an email newsletter as well. Down at the bottom of a page, but want to use the navigation bar to select a new page? Feel free to use the return-to-top button conveniently located at the top of the footer section.

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about

Curious to know a little more about me as a person and a designer? Read on to learn about my story, my design focus, and things that I love.

my story

As a child I loved to color and draw…and cut…and glue. I loved to create! My basement “studio” was filled with all the craft supplies a budding artist could ever want.

I became a teacher, but never lost my love of creating and designing, and here I am!

design focus

Perhaps it’s the years of working in cluttered classrooms with walls covered with posters and teaching aids. Or maybe it’s from reading every single Hercule Poirot novel (more than once!)...

but I prefer to design simply, cleanly…
with LOTS of white space.

As Poirot is fond of saying, "order & method!"

things i like

When I’m not busy designing, I love to be outside, walking in Crabtree Nature Center and taking photos.

When the windchill dips below zero, I prefer to stay inside cross-stitching, hand lettering, or singing along to the songs in my current playlist.

contact

Do you like what you see? Do you want your website to be beautifully, cleanly, and simply designed?

I would love to hear from you! Send me an email; just click on the icon below.