September 23, 2008
Quick design/mockup for my Dad’s new business. Needs a bit of tweaking and cleaning up but not bad for a couple of hours work.
August 26, 2008
Sometimes it’s good to experiment and be a little intentionally difficult. Emily had the joy of being a test subject. It’s not the most challenging or original design ever but I liked the idea of a three column design with the navigation in the middle*. I think it works ok because the left column is very mimimal.
(The blackbird is just a filler photo while we choose the appropriate image, we’re probably going with nice nature/inspiring nice things so it was an appropriate holding image).
We’ve updated it a little to make it a bit more accessible, the contrast between the background and the body copy was a little low so we’re trying a white content background. Also removed the “Recent Projects” bit from the footer and replaced with a selection of logos from associate businesses (proper logos to come).
* I make no claims to originality here, I’m sure this has been tried before.
August 13, 2008
Too much caffeine to sleep, too tired to work. I present to you… ‘Stuff that was never used (and not really finished): Part 1’. I was going to upload ‘Stuff I have recently completed’ but none of the interesting stuff/stuff I can get away with posting on here has been absolutely finalised and I just can’t bring myself to post something that may change again before it’s signed off. I suspect I am mentally ill.
Artifact 1: Everything Starts website (work in progress). I’m sad that we never really got off the ground, but then given it was a project combining two people neither of whom had any spare time to start with it’s not a massive surprise. We may resurrect in the future but I would imagine with a new website. As you can see by the trailing off of the design this was dumped mid-design. I quite like it but can see that I was being influenced by Web 2.0 and Bioshock fairly deeply at the time. I am aware the whitespace is a bit fucked.
Artifact 2: Marquee Website. This was abandoned as it was one of two designs submitted to the client for a job. They went for the other option. I can’t argue, this was a bit more ‘out there’ than they were after (the final chosen design was a much more conservative, photo-centric option). The background colour is a poor choice and I obviously spent all the time available on the header and ran out of time for the rest of the layout (please note: this is not my usual working method, this design was done as a free-bonus-extra, proper design submissions to clients are finished properly).
I love the header, I have since re-used most of the bits of it elsewhere, apart from the marquee, which is a shame, I put effort into that damn marquee 😉
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