I've just launched my Personal Website (richardsison.com)

12 months ago from Richard Sison, Interaction Designer, Dabbler in Front-end Code and Stickler for Good Microcopy.

  • Daniel PapeDaniel Pape, 12 months ago

    I'm a big fan of this design, I think you have a good skill for brevity in both design and copy which is something I could learn from.

    Can you talk more about your process for deciding what is displayed on the page and how it is presented?

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    • Richard SisonRichard Sison, 12 months ago

      Hey thanks for the feedback Daniel!

      So in my case, there were a few key things I wanted to talk about for each project. It could be the fact that I helped drive content strategy in a project or the fact that I contributed to the front-end code.

      For each case study, I'd put together a bullet point list of the parts of the project I want to focus on, separate it with headers and I'd include ideas for imagery to support each point. From there I'd just build everything up. The bullet points I'd structure sentences and paragraphs around, and as for the images, I'd take screenshots and compose them in interesting ways. I'd make sure that the points were clear, but where an image was used more as a visual breaker, I'd bring in extra elements (such as toys or wine bottles).

      Does that help? If you have more questions, ask away!

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      • Daniel PapeDaniel Pape, 12 months ago

        That's a really good approach and it shows in the final product. Back to the drawing board for me :-)

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        • Richard SisonRichard Sison, 12 months ago

          Hey thanks mate! Really appreciate that!

          When you've got a bit of a start, feel free to reach out. Maybe just DM me on Twitter? Happy to provide feedback.

          One word of advice, set yourself some time constraints, realistic goals and try not to aim for perfect - you'll never start. I wasted months until I just put some structure in place. It's always weird doing things for yourself. You can have so much structure and process on client work and the moment you're the client, it all goes out the window. Treat yourself like a client.

          Good luck!

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      • Cory MalnarickCory Malnarick, 12 months ago

        Share some sketches, if possible :P

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