Stacey Kelly is the author and illustrator of Your Very Own Story. After deciding to leave her job as a French and Spanish teacher in 2013 to become a stay at home mum to her daughter, she had a lightbulb moment when frantically trying to calm her daughter by telling her a story with her as the star, when the story had the desired effect and calm was restored, it inspired Stacey to write and illustrate a rhyming, children’s book that could be personalised with any child’s details, so that each child would become the star of his/her very own book. Thanks to a crazy act of motherhood, Your Very Own Story was born!
Stacey approached I am Emily Design & Marketing to design and build the website integrating an eCommerce platform so that she can sell her books and prints, showcase her free downloadable activities and house her blog. Together with two developers, one for the build and one to code in the preview book panel so that it automatically adds in the child’s details and you can preview every page go the book, we produced a site that utilised Stacey’s creative flair and illustrations and provided users with a bright, easy to use website.
In June 2015 after just a month of trading with the new website, Your very own story was awarded Silver in the the Mumpreneur Awards in the website category. Each nominated website was judged by a panel of independent industry professionals who based their decisions on a variety of aspects including design, ease of use and navigation amongst other things. Winning the award from over 300 nominations is a great accolade to achieve both for Stacey and I am Emily Design & Marketing and we couldn’t be happier!
Take a look at the Your Very Own Story website.