In 2012, the domain Graphically Designing was put up for sale by the original owner, a very talented lady by the name of Darcy Milder. Darcy had built a business creating custom websites for some of the foremost bloggers in their fields, and was also a recommended developer for StudioPress, where she created a number of feminine child themes. Even though Darcy had retired from web design by time I got involved with WordPress and the Genesis Framework, I was a huge fan of hers from reading the blogs built on sites she had created, so when she put the domain up for sale, I jumped at the chance to purchase it. I saw it as an opportunity to build my own fledgling business.
The strategy worked, and although I didn’t purchase the business, per se, I did gain new clients who followed links from other sites, and came to me for assistance with building their own sites.
But here’s the thing…
Do you know what imposter syndrome is? I felt like I was cashing in on someone else’s success, and didn’t feel that Graphically Designing represented the true me. I didn’t feel authentic, and I’ve been struggling with this almost since the beginning. The work on my site is my own, or done in collaboration with others*, so everything you see here is representative of the genuine me. But what about that name?
I’ve decided that it’s time to “retire” Graphically Designing, and introduce you to One Happy Studio. If you know me, you’ll know that I’m a happy, exuberant, enthusiastic (some may say too enthusiastic!) personality; I’m happiest when I’m working with WordPress and the Genesis Framework, and One Happy Studio is ME!
So, what is it I do?
I help others achieve their dreams with their own websites, whether that is setting up their first site, answering their support questions, customizing a theme, or wanting their own custom website.
And, with the support and encouragement of Lindsey at Pretty Darn Cute Design, I’m going to be creating my own child themes, starting off with “Elise”, a feminine WordPress theme, built on the Genesis Framework. More details to come!
Here’s to retirement, and new beginnings!
I love to support WordPress users
I work exclusively with the Genesis Framework. Creating the website is just part of the story – I am somewhat obsessed with the process, and love to help others by answering support questions for Pretty Darn Cute Design and on the StudioPress community forums. I’m honored to be a StudioPress recommended developer. Follow me @onehappystudio.
Sadly, I’d love to provide free theme support to everybody who needs it, but I’m unable to. If you’re interested in having me troubleshoot an issue which isn’t covered under free theme support, or want some custom tweaks to your website, please complete the form below, and I will get back to you as soon as I can!
If you have purchased from Pretty Darn Cute Design customer and would like theme support, please submit a ticket here.
For Bloom Blog Shop customers who would like theme support, please submit a ticket here.
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Meet Susan. I love WordPress. I love 24 hour theme setups. If you have purchased a theme from StudioPress, Pretty Darn Cute Design, Bloom Blog Shop, Lean Themes, Feast Design Company, Restored 316, or any other third party developer, and would like to have me set up your theme in under 24 hours, please learn more here.