At Vandelay Design, our primary focus is equipping designers, creatives, small business owners, and entrepreneurs with the right tools to make their business ventures successful.
We strongly feel that education is one of the main keys to success, so our blog is the heart and soul of our site. Educating and inspiring you, our readers, make what we do meaningful and worthwhile. The goal of our blog is to provide designers, photographers, developers, freelancers, bloggers, and business owners with the latest design news and trends, while also supplying them with the creative bouts of inspiration that we all need for success.
The Story of Vandelay Design
Vandelay Design was launched in 2007, making it one of the oldest active design blogs online. The site was launched as a combination of an experimental playground and a portfolio website. The blog posts quickly became popular, thanks to the social networks of the time like Digg, Delicious, and StumbleUpon. By the end of 2007, more than 100,000 visitors were coming to the site each month to read the blog posts.
Over the years, Vandelay Design became a go-to source for design inspiration and resources. More than a decade later, we’re still going strong, and we’re still committed to serving designers everywhere.
As of 2022, Vandelay Design has served more than 50 million visitors since its launch! Though much has changed in the industry during that time, and many design blogs have come and gone, we’re proud to be still providing readers with resources and inspiration, and we’re excited about the future.
The Vandelay Design Team
Marc Andre, Blog Manager and Content Strategist
Marc is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the blog. He plans new content, works with our team of writers, and writes some of the blog’s content. Marc has been a blogger and freelance writer for over a decade, with experience in web design, photography, entrepreneurship, and finance. He’s been featured in publications like Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo Finance, and MSN for various business ventures, including a portfolio of successful photography websites. Connect with Marc on LinkedIn.
Brooke Arnold, Featured Contributor
Brooke Arnold is a graphic designer, photo editor, pet photographer, and proponent of the oxford comma. She has an Associate of Science in Graphic Design and has been practicing photography since the good old darkroom days. She currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with a house full of hairless cats. You can connect with Brooke via LinkedIn.
David Davis, Featured Contributor
David Davis is a freelance writer and illustrator specializing in storytelling in both areas. He’s worked in comics for years in addition to other forms of visual publishing. You can view more of his work at hpkomics.com, including his comics ‘Cosmic Dash’ and ‘RGBots.” Connect with David on LinkedIn.
Lacey Morris, Contributor
Lacey is a content writer and graphic designer based in Austin, Texas. She’s been writing and designing since her undergrad days as an art educator at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English, she followed her love of writing and designing by pursuing various freelance projects. Connect with her on LinkedIn.
Kaitlyn Greenfield, Contributor
Kaitlyn Greenfield is a creative entrepreneur, graphic designer, and content writer. She has over 3 years of graphic and apparel design experience, owns her own e-commerce shop, and has a background of over 6 years doing freelance writing, editing, and transcription. Connect with Kaitlyn on LinkedIn.
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