XOmisse (xo·miss·e) is a design studio that partners with creative individuals and small businesses who are ready to make a great impression online. Our services range from blog design to e-commerce solutions, and primarily focus on the design and development of clean modern sites for the WordPress and Blogger platforms.
On a tight budget and prefer to design your own blog? You’ll find easy to follow, step-by-step tutorials on the blog that will show you how to design graphics, edit code and customise your blog. I also share the blogging tips and freelance advice I’ve picked up in the last 5+ years to help other creative entrepreneurs who are ready to leap into full-time, enhance their visitors experience and grow their traffic.
I believe a site is more than just a pretty design. It should be organised, thought out and goal-oriented. I understand how important it is to have a site that represents you and shows off what you do best. So if you’re a blogger looking to step up your game or creative entrepreneur running your own business then I would love to chat with you.
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Hey There! I’m Elaine Malone…
Web Designer and Front-end Developer · Content Creator · Creative Director at Blogosphere
I’m an twenty-something year old from Ireland, who became fascinated with web design when I started blogging back in 2009. The following year, once I graduated from an Architectural Technology and CAD course, I swapped my architectural books for Adobe Creative Suite and started studying Creative Digital Media at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown.
In my third year, I setup this blog. The same year I started writing for Blogosphere magazine, was nominated for best technology blog in the Blog Awards Ireland, and interned at a digital marketing and web design agency. After graduating in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree, I decided to jump straight into running my own business as a freelance web designer/front-end developer and have been lucky to be booked out since!
Since then I’ve worked with hundreds of creatives from all over the world, taught DIY Blog Design at the Blogtacular 2015 conference, joined the 2016 Blogtacular Creative Genius Bar and in March 2016 I moved from Dublin to London to join the Blogosphere team three days a week as their web developer, tech writer and editorial assistant.
I’m a learn by doing, sarcastic humoured type who single-handedly keeps Coca-Cola in business. I love clean fonts, leopard print nails and snowboarding. My laptop is never too far away from me, but when I do decide to step away from work I can usually be found exploring London and catching up on the latest TV show.