Ask DN: New portfolio! Feedback appreciated

over 6 years ago from , Independent Designer


Hey this is my first portfolio redesign in 3 years. I was hoping you guys could take a quick peek and tell me if something stings your eye. I'm happy to answer all questions regarding the design process, development etc

Thank you!


  • Spencer HaizelSpencer Haizel, over 6 years ago

    It'd be a 10/10 for me if that emoji changed based on the weather in London.

    5 points
  • Henry GillisHenry Gillis, over 6 years ago

    I dig it. What CMS, if any, is it based on? Custom coded?

    0 points
  • Dean HaydenDean Hayden, over 6 years ago

    All lovely. The tone, simplicity and eye candy to context ratio. One small thing, spotted a typo on 'Logotypes'… 'Below are some logotypes I designer* for personal projects' should be 'designed'

    0 points
  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, over 6 years ago

    This is great - the work is given the centre stage and each project page manages to provide all the information one could need without feeling heavy or boring. The structure is simple and it should be easy for people to navigate this.

    One thing that took me a while to figure out is why the colour of the discover more cases section changes. The change is subtle, and it looks like a hover effect at first. You could have it use a fourth default colour that it can return to when you move away, or add an underline to the title of the case study on hover, to make it more obvious that the change in colour is linked to whatever you're hovering on.

    Another concern I have is that there is no direct link to your email. Consider that there's no way for people to know that the link is hidden under 'Read full profile'. A simple solution would be to rename that button to Full profile & Contact.

    On another note, you're doing great work and I'd like to learn more about your process and exchange notes if you're ever up to go for a drink.

    0 points
    • Sebastian Graz, over 6 years ago

      Thanks for taking your time reviewing it! Ill definitely have a look at the copy change or figure out a better way to contact me. Im always in London if you want a catchup :)

      0 points
  • stephen fstephen f, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    really nice portfolio, not only that but i really like the style of your work

    FYI, u've got broken images on https://www.graz.io/case/logotypes/ however i like the fact you've styled them, not many people bother

    0 points
    • Sebastian Graz, over 6 years ago

      Thank you for your comment — that's unfortunate about the images. Thats not supposed to happen. Is it possible for you to send me a quick screenshot of the console? Maybe via https://twitter.com/grazsebastian?

      0 points
      • stephen fstephen f, over 6 years ago

        seems to be a cross browser issue with your svg's, i'm a dev firefox user... i checked normal firefox and still broken, but chrome works. i can email you a screen shot if you'd like (not a twitter man), just say the word

        0 points
        • Sebastian Graz, over 6 years ago

          Okay I see them now, seems to be a Imagesloaded issue. Maybe its a problem with SVGs not being loaded properly. I will investigate. Thanks for reporting this problem

          0 points