I need my Thesis-based test prep blog redesigned (we definitely want to keep thesis, just customize it). I don't think I need any special functionality outside of what thesis and wordpress already offer, I just need my blog to look better. The look I'm going for is professional, corporate, and confidence-inspiring--but with a little bit of personality. I've attached our new logo, and I'd like the color scheme to fit that logo--I'm imagining blues, grays, and white, with maybe a little bit of red or gold (some flexibility there).
I would like the header to feature our logo (which I've attached), along with the tagline 'Higher Scores, Now Playing.'
I would like the categories under the header to use the existing Wordpress menu structure, but I would like the template for that menu to look better, as described above (professional, corporate, a little personality, etc.). In other words, I'd like a better looking menu that I can still change (add or take away categories or pages) without having to have someone make me a new custom button for it.
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At the suggestion of a designer (thanks!) I have added an attachment which is a screenshot of a rough outline of what I'm imagining for the site. I'm definitely not a designer, but I think this will give you a jumping off point.