The first portion of our blog redesign consisted of sketching out 5 unique layouts that we could model the eventual redesign off of. One requirement of this was to implement our logo into the design. For the sketches, I went into the available WordPress themes and modeled my sketches off of a few chosen themes. I focused on two main types of layout: a single central scrolling column with a header directly on top of the central column and a central scrolling column with a fixed side menu bar. My sketches can be found below.
The second portion of the assignment was to take our sketches and import them into Illustrator to create more realistic mockups. I stuck with the overall designs of the sketches but did alter some small parts as well as added in some features.