29 comments

  • Matt Pinheiro, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    Nice, simple, clean. I really do like it. Kudos.

    If I could have a word, more in-depth work section would be awesome. Something like a case study, where you really dig into the project's core and explain your design decisions. Things like this set apart a good from an freaking good designer.

    3 points
  • George PapadakisGeorge Papadakis, over 5 years ago

    Well done - lovely work.

    One minor suggestion: http://d.pr/i/YW2r, so that it will be easier to figure out where you are.

    3 points
    • Jamie Syke, over 5 years ago

      Thanks man. Will look into that later today, agree with you about the ease of use figuring out where you are.

      0 points
  • Spencer OrtegaSpencer Ortega, over 5 years ago

    Really dig the light to dark fade on your big images at the top of your homepage and the about page.

    1 point
  • Antonio PratasAntonio Pratas, over 5 years ago

    Sick man, really like the look and feel of it. The header is really good and subtle. I also agree with most of the feedback here, so +1 on those. Great work, congrats

    1 point
  • Justin VeigaJustin Veiga, over 5 years ago

    Very nice overall. Dig your personal logo and pretty amazed to learn it's a Squarespace site. Two thoughts:

    • Love the big faded background image at the top, wish there was something similar as you scrolled down, or at least a texture/pattern. That big gray background feels a bit stark.

    • On your homepage bio, "I'm a twenty two year old designer living in Manchester, England. It rains, a lot. You can find me..." I like the humor and personality, but I don't think you need to include your age. I realize this is something tons of designers do, but I don't see how anything positive can come from it. Have you ever seen someone outside of their 20's write their age on a portfolio? Let the work speak for itself. (And if you insist on keeping it, I believe the proper way to write that would be "twenty-two-year-old designer," assuming hyphen punctuation is the same in American and the UK.)

    (FYI I didn't have a DN account when I first saw this post, just got one so that's why I'm commenting a bit late in the game...)

    1 point
  • Liam McCabeLiam McCabe, over 5 years ago

    Nice work Jamie, nice to know there's another non-brew drinker out there!

    1 point
  • Jeremy TreudenJeremy Treuden, over 5 years ago

    Awesome work here, Jamie. The look and feel of your personal brand are solid. From a standpoint, I'd like to see more interactivity. The first thing that I notice when on the top of the page is the need for either adding "scroll down" text by the bottom navigational arrow or just allowing the user to click directly on that arrow, bringing them down to the next slide / content section automatically. I tried clicking the arrow 3 times myself. As much as some designers don't like it, having that arrow be clickable is very much expected by users at this point.

    0 points
    • Jamie Syke, over 5 years ago

      Thanks!

      And had that feedback a few times now. Will be adding it in shortly. Thanks for your feedback.

      0 points
      • Jeremy TreudenJeremy Treuden, over 5 years ago

        Sorry for the redundancy, Jamie! Nice work.

        P.S. I see the click-ability of the arrow is now added. With this, you may want to consider having clickable arrows on the following (below) sections as well, so as not to allow the user to think that the bottom is right after that first arrow-click--may need to keep them moving down with more arrows.

        0 points
        • Jamie SykeJamie Syke, over 5 years ago

          Thanks, and yes it is indeed. Will consider your suggestion too. Thanks again for your feedback.

          1 point
  • Jordan BorthJordan Borth, over 5 years ago

    Looks very nice :) Did you use any frameworks or is it hand coded?

    0 points
  • Tobias ReichTobias Reich, over 5 years ago

    When I'm on a blog post (http://www.syke.co/blog/2014) I can't go to "Home" and "Work" from the menu, because the link of "2014" is in front of these links. I'm using Safari 7.0.1.

    Screenshot: http://l.electerious.com/view.php?p=13896343804655

    0 points
  • Surjith S MSurjith S M, over 5 years ago

    Great and Simple Design. I like it.

    One suggestion: Instead of BACK TO WORK link in the footer of work page, you can link to the next Work.

    0 points
    • Jamie SykeJamie Syke, over 5 years ago

      Thanks. Will look into that and see the usage on the current link and if it'd be better served as a "Next Project" style link, similar to Medium's current system.

      1 point
  • Al HaighAl Haigh, over 5 years ago

    The whole site is great. Good job.

    Only comment would be that the whole site feels nice, airy, and spacious but when it comes to the work page - the content suddenly feels a bit tight. The center aligned text below the headlines like Branding feels slightly out of place (might be just a line length thing) Also watch out for orphans in your paragraph text :)

    0 points
  • Ahmet SulekAhmet Sulek, over 5 years ago

    Nice design!

    Maybe you don't need the work section since you are providing it on home screen.

    0 points
    • Jamie Syke, over 5 years ago

      Aye, I see your point. Once more projects are added, there'll be the 4 latest on the homepage and all projects in the work section. But thanks for the feedback, will think about the best way to handle that.

      0 points
  • Sindri AvaruusSindri Avaruus, over 5 years ago

    Your work is off-center in portrait iPad mode (http://imgur.com/sEqNcUq). Otherwise, great work!

    0 points