Welcome to XOMISSE
A full service design studio specialized in brand identity, web design and development. We love working with creative individuals and businesses from all over the world, and understand the importance of having a site that truly reflects you. Our goal is to make that happen by creating a beautiful functional space for your awesome content that helps you stand out from the crowd!
Tell your unique story through a visual brand identity system with all the elements you need to grow your blog/business.
Transition your fresh branding to the web in a strategic way that really represents you and promotes your best work.
Ensure the best experience for you and your audience, by turning that beautiful design into a live functional design.
Our Latest Work
I highly recommend Elaine for any website work you need done. Best person to recreate the vision in your head into a beautiful website. Everything explained up front, no hidden costs, everything worked brilliantly and efficiently afterwards. It was worth every penny and I have never got so many compliments on my website as I do now. I couldn't be happier with it. Elaine has been an absolute pleasure from start to finish and with assistance afterwards.
Jenny Taylor - letstalkmommy.com
Elaine just gets it. You send a request and she does it - she's quick and she's meticulous, too. She also simplifies the complicated - turning potentially overwhelming digital language into terms one can understand. The work Elaine did for the Blogosphere site was fantastic. Traffic has soared and the amount of returning users has trebled. Thoroughly enjoyable and seamless process.
Blogosphere Magazine - blogospheremagazine.com
Working with Elaine is always a great experience. She takes the ideas I bring forward and turns them into a beautiful visual reality, no matter what I want she can make it happen. She also took my blog from Blogger to WordPress and the result was great. The presentation is very welcoming and my readers enjoy the simplicity and clean style. Elaine really listened to what I was after and that is rare.
Garden Up Green - www.gardenupgreen.com
It was an absolute pleasure working with Elaine. She is extremely professional and has great vision. Her working relationship and customer service is like no other!! I would have paid double for the amazing service I received.
Jackie - stylemepetite.com
It was a real pleasure working with XOMISSE for the development of my blog design and I couldn’t be happier with the result. Elaine was able to answer all of my questions with details and optional solutions for design problems.
Liana - thelandoflavish.com
It was an amazing experience! Elaine is very easy to talk to, very knowledgeable about good blog design and was not afraid to offer her insights and ideas. It was a pleasure working with her and if I ever needed another revamp, or just a tweak, I would definitely use her again. I am extremely happy with the blog design. I've gotten quite a few compliments on it. The coding just works better, the flow of the blog works better and it's much easier for people to get around on. I am thoroughly satisfied.
Jennifer Hopsicker - fingerspolishmania.com
Elaine was incredibly competent and efficient and I had no problems at all throughout the process. I feel like she really went out of your way to answer my (many!) questions and make everything exactly how I wanted - nothing was too much! I have had so many compliments on the redesign and I love creating content knowing it's going to look great on such a well built yet simple site that provides an excellent backdrop to my work.
Beth Hinds - allthingsbeautifulblog.co
Elaine was a pleasure to work with, she was extremely helpful and professional. Elaine understood my requirements and created a blog design that was exactly how I'd specified. I couldn't be happier with the outcome! I absolutely love the work Elaine completed.
Lucy Willis - dinosaurdances.com
I love it so much!! I’m so happy with it, it’s exactly what I wanted. Elaine was amazing and I’ll definitely use her again when I need blog design help! It’s been a pleasure.
Natassia - belleobsession.com
Elaine installed the XO MELYA theme on my blog a few weeks a go. It looks abolutely beautiful and I’m so pleased. I’ve had so many positive comments. Elaine couldn’t have been more helpful and sorted out things out for me really quickly. She’s excellent. If I could give her more than five stars, I would!
Nicola Wood - Mrs Tubbs
Elaine was a pleasure to work with. She customized the XO EXPRESSO template for me and it looks amazing! Everything is exactly how I wanted.
Allie Barke - Allies Fashion Alley
I am so happy that I stumbled upon Elaine’s website. It’s been a great source of information and tips for blogging. I’m super pleased with the XO BREVE template. Elaine’s been great with corresponding and I couldn’t be happier with how my blog looks! I highly recommend her services!
Saba - Cheeky Rummager
I absolutely love the layout of the XO AFFOGATO template. I had a little trouble installing the social icons and getting my header to work, but Elaine was so kind and soooo fast in emailing me back. I love that her prices are so reasonable and what you get is so stylish, it works perfect with Blogger and it is easy to customize to the colors and fonts you want. Thanks Ellie!
Renee Young - Mulling Over My Morning Coffee
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