"I asked Melissa for a design that was "clean, classy and chic." Low and behold, within just hours of installation I already had comments from readers describing my new layout with those exact words! Melissa magically captured the image I had in my head, and transformed it onto my new blog. Melissa was patient, kind and courteous every time she'd send me a new proof and I found a little detail or button I wanted her to implement. If my words aren't enough to convince you, I'll let the numbers speak for themselves- literally within the first twelve hours of having my new design live I jumped up about 20 followers. You're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but nobody ever said you can't judge a blog by its design. I would absolutely recommend Melissa to any blogger who is contemplating getting a new design. If you're like me, you're on your blog for numerous hours a day, why not make it looks its very best?"
"If you are in the market for a blog designer, I highly recommend hiring Melissa! I had this vision in my head of what I wanted for my blog. Melissa took my ideas and ran with them! My requests were a little different than most, so I was hesitant to give over my design ideas to a designer. Luckily, Melissa understood my unique requests and fulfilled my vision. I'm so grateful for her services. She's so very helpful!"
-Kylie at K&Camera
"Melissa, I can't thank you enough for making this such an easy and fun process. Your response time was phenomenal, and I absolutely loved working with you. You listened to me, understood me, and made my look just what I wanted. I'd highly suggest your talents to everyone. I sincerely appreciate all that you have done. Thank you!!"
"First impressions count. That's why I decided to invest in a total blog redesign. I hired Melissa because her rates are fair and her portfolio is stunning. She was friendly and professional throughout the entire redesign process, even assuring me that I wasn't being a clientzilla (even though I totally was...a nice one though!). I had a clear vision for the design I wanted, and Melissa really brought it to life. I couldn't be more pleased with the final look! Since the launch of my redesign, my number of followers and page views has grown considerably. I'm so excited that Melissa has expanded her services and am looking forward to working with her again in the future"
"When it was time to get serious about blogging together, we received a great recommendation from Kara's sister-in-law, Elizabeth, who has a local food blog in STL. We were thrilled with Melissa's portfolio and even more thrilled at how reasonably priced she was for the talent we received. She was very accessible and interpreted at our needs and design perfectly. We are beyond happy with the outcome of our blog. It's fresh, modern and fun, exactly what we asked for."
"I was so happy when I happened upon Melissa’s site and saw that she offered web design. I contacted her and gave her an idea of what I was looking to change. When she sent the design proof for me to look over, it was as if she has known me forever. Melissa is so talented, being able to develop ideas that are customized and personalized for each client. She has a great sense of style and knows what is current. I would highly recommend her services to anyone thinking about redesigning their blog!"
-Elizabeth at Eating Local in the Lou
"I stumbled onto Melissa's 20 Going on 80 blog via Pinterest and am so happy I did! I was just setting up a new blogger blog and was dreading spending the days and days of researching coding to get it even close to what I envisioned. I have had a poor experience with an established graphic designer before so had my fingers crossed when I hit the order button for a full blog redo with Melissa. It must have worked! Or more likely Melissa is a smart, motivated and talented person who provided me with a gorgeous blog and exceptional customer service along the way."
-Jill at A Beautiful Mess of Chaos
"Working with Melissa was one of the best blogging experiences I have had to date. She took my vision of a simple, colorful, vintage, clean layout to life. She is prompt, detail oriented and an all around sweet and talented person/designer."
-Meg at Sweetly Complicated
Melissa was such a doll to work with! She was very quick to reply to emails and was willing to work with me on a few design changes I wanted on my current blog design. She took the current look I have, and matched her new designs perfectly. I was so impressed with her abilities and her willingness to work with my current design! I love all the little changes Melissa made to my blog and I cannot wait to work with her again... next time, on a whole new look! I would highly reccommend Cherry on Top Blog Designs to anyone looking for a blog update!" -Nicole at Bloom
"Working with Melissa was one of the best blogging decisions I’ve made. On top of being an absolute sweetheart, she is SO talented and caring in her design process. From incorporating my love of travel in my header, to incorporating my love of writing into my side bar with beautifully detailed feather quill pens, she created a blog design that matched my personality perfectly. She took everything I said in my survey and truly made a work of artful simplicity that I am proud to display. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to work with Melissa, and I would recommend her to anybody considering her blog designs. In other words….SERIOUSLY, YO! This girl ROCKS." -Carley at Findingravity
Having been on Blogger for two years I had always done my own layout and tweaks so I was apprehensive about having someone else do it. I was worried about being a tough client, being so picky about the way I wanted it to look. Melissa sent me a little question/answer to get a feel of what I wanted and I was so surprised she nailed what I had envisioned her first try with only very minor tweaks. She was prompt, professional, and very pleasant to work with. She was super committed to creating exactly what I wanted and totally got it! I can't wait to work with her again on my next layout." -Jessica at Freckled Mama
"After doing my own blog designs for about a year, I wanted something a bit more 'modern' and fun. After stumbling upon Melissa's blog, I knew I wanted her to do a complete blog makeover. Melissa is so easy to work with, and makes the whole process a lot of fun. With just a few [but very specific] ideas, Melissa completely transformed my blog into something that I'll admire and love for a long while. Her talents are endless, and I know that any potential client would be more than privileged to have Melissa design their blog. I highly recommend Melissa for all services." -Meghan at Shine On
" I was beyond excited when I came across Melissa's blog and noticed she did web design. Being a new blogger, I had to have a fun, creative, eye-appealing blog layout to attract my followers and I am so glad I turned to Melissa to help me out. She turned up blog upside down and created a design more than I could have wanted. She made my blog, me!!! Melissa is great to work with, highly talented, and made the re-design process go smoothly. I highly recommend Melissa.. I can promise you will be as happy as I am." -Abby at The Devine Family
"Melissa is a tremendously talented designer and businesswoman. She’s professional and enthusiastic. She stands apart from other designers because she offers her clients a vision that accurately represents her tremendous ability to listen to them. The way Melissa designs is not just about, “What colors do you want on your website?” But rather, it’s about creating a symbiosis of feeling and aesthetic, and for that, she is truly, truly gifted. Melissa constantly delivered, each time exceeding my expectations. What I appreciated about Melissa’s approach was that she sought to educate me and inform me about the process along the way. Other vendors that I’ve worked with didn’t want to answer my questions, but Melissa actually anticipated them, and provided resources for me ahead of time. I’ve worked with tons of vendors both professionally and personally, and Melissa is certainly at the top of my list to work with. I’m excited to work with her now…on our third project together! She has my esteemed endorsement and respect."
-Michael at Mademoiselle Michael
"As bloggers we pour a lot of time and personality into our posts. We want the look of our blog to be a representation of ourselves as well, like you would your own home. So, to say I was a difficult customer would be a bit of an understatement. I was slightly vague with what I wanted, second guested myself, and was indecisive. Melissa is so accommodating, focuses on every detail, and truly wants her customers to be happy with the look. I had “shopped” around for a while and I couldn’t find a single design studio that would provide the quality or personalism that Melissa provided for such a great price. She created a one of a kind design that was cohesive from the header to the icons. This is just what I needed to give my blog a new fresh look and bring back a renewed inspiration for my writing."