Custom Website Header Design: Backpacking Matt
I recently got the opportunity to work with Matthew Kyhnn, better know by most as Backpacking Matt and the owner of a blog by the same name.
Matt contacted me about doing a new header for his website and, being a fellow traveler, I was excited to work with him. Matt wanted a header with the emphasis on his tagline – “Life’s a Journey” and also to include his blogs mission statement:
The other design element Matt wanted was a world map to indicate travel to the viewer before they even read anything.
I initially sent Matt three different concepts which we worked from to come up with the final design. Here are concepts one two and three.
Custom Website Header Design: Backpacking Matt Concept 1
Custom Website Header Design: Backpacking Matt Concept 2
Custom Website Header Design: Backpacking Matt Concept 3
Matt liked concept three the most, so we moved foreword with revisions on that one. After a few more revisions, we finalized the design and this is the end result. We were both really happy with how it turned out and it now sits proudly at the top of Matt’s blog for all to see.
Custom Website Header Design: Backpacking Matt Final
One of the elements I enjoyed working on the most for Matt was his tagline text. This was one of the first times I have hand crafted typography into a particular space. Click below to see a closeup of the final result.
Here are some of the comments people posted about the new header:
To see more comments, check out Matt’s post announcing the new header here.
If you would like to read about and see anther custom website header design I did, check it out here.