At Vandelay Design, our main focus is to equip creatives, small business owners, and entrepreneurs with the right tools to make their business venture a success.
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 you–our readers–makes what we do meaningful and worthwhile. The goal of our blog is to provide designers, photographers, UI developers, 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.
In addition to design education, our site is home to thousands of Premium-quality business and design resources that can streamline your business processes. Inside our Shop, you’ll find thousands of design graphics–including UI kits, PSDs, vectors, brushes, mockup templates, responsive html templates and more–as well as valuable business essentials such contracts, e-books, and other marketing materials for your business. Our goal with such resources is to help you get things done faster so you can focus on the bigger picture of your business. And occasionally, we like to throw in a few freebies on our blog just for fun, so check back often for the latest graphics goodies.
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 by founder Steven Snell as a combination of experimental playground and portfolio website. Steven’s 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 known as a go-to source for design inspiration and resources. The shop (originally known as Vandelay Premier) was added to the site in 2010. Regular contributors aside from Steven were brought on for the first time in 2012.
As of 2021, Vandelay Design has served more than 50 million visitors since its launch more than a decade ago. 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
Steven Snell, Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Steven ran Vandelay Design as a one-man operation for several years and he’s still heavily involved in the writing and editing of content that gets published to the blog. Steven has also served as a regular contributor at sites like Smashing Magazine and Envato’s Tuts+. Connect with Steven on LinkedIn.
Brad Wayland, Partner
Brad first became involved with Vandelay Design in 2013 and is now a partner. Working mostly behind the scenes, Brad handles finances, partnerships, and strategic direction. Brad brings a wealth of experience to the team, having run several online businesses in different industries. Currently, he works full-time as a business advisor for Quiet Light. Connect with Brad on LinkedIn.
Marc Andre, Blog Manager and Content Strategist
Marc is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the blog. He plans new content, communicates with affiliate partners, and writes some of the content being published to the blog. Marc has been a blogger and freelance writer for more than a decade with experience in web design, photography, entrepreneurship, and finance. Connect with Marc on LinkedIn.
Jake Rocheleau, Featured Contributor
A key contributor, only Steven has published more articles on the Vandelay Design blog than Jake. In addition to our blog, Jake has also been a regular contributor at sites like Speckyboy and Hongkiat. Connect with Jake on LinkedIn.
Laura Spencer, Featured Contributor
Laura Spencer is a freelance writer with over 20 years of writing experience. Laura has managed her own writing business since 2002, and her current writing specialties include business writing, copywriting, and web content. Connect with Laura on LinkedIn.
Contact us online
By mail: Vandelay, LLC. PO Box 50312, Bowling Green, KY 42102
By phone: (804) 596-5073