24 comments

  • Westin LohneWestin Lohne, over 3 years ago

    I might just be stupid, but I have no idea what is going on with this site. Sure, it looks beautiful, but I have no idea what is happening or what I am looking at.

    17 points
  • Cody WhitbyCody Whitby, over 3 years ago

    technically impressive, visually have no idea whats going on and closed after maybe 30 seconds

    14 points
  • Tom RichardsonTom Richardson, over 3 years ago

    Lovely site. Very classy.

    The loading bar is a huge no-no though.

    10 points
    • Tyreil PTyreil P, over 3 years ago

      My thoughts exactly.

      1 point
    • Jake ChapmanJake Chapman, over 3 years ago

      I'd rather see that loading bar then a website with nothing loaded and blank assets everywhere :)

      0 points
      • Tom RichardsonTom Richardson, over 3 years ago

        What about a website that loaded quickly, resulting in you not having to wait at all?

        0 points
        • Jake ChapmanJake Chapman, over 3 years ago

          Well that should be ultimate goal. I'm a believer of story & experience > performance in some cases, especially when the goal of the project is to spark some type of emotion. That doesn't mean I'd take a dump on performance and not care at all, but some scenarios if a few ms of waiting for an awesome experience, I'd take the waiting :) - Again take it with a grain of salt, a lot of factors go into that with main factor being the audience... I feel ya though, majority of sites shouldn't have to wait for stuff to load.

          1 point
  • Andrew LiebchenAndrew Liebchen, over 3 years ago

    2004 called, they want their website back.

    Snarky, but come on. I thought we were finished with this. I was surprised it wasn't done in Flash.

    5 points
  • Alexander CollinAlexander Collin, over 3 years ago

    Great job Kevin. The colors and the overall feeling of the design is stunning.

    Regarding people complaining about not being able to see your work in their mobile phones: don't care about it.

    When I'm on mobile I don't care about seeing anyones projects since the tiny screen wouldn't do it justice. Rather have only bio/contact. Obviously, I'll be viewing great portfolio-pieces on a device with a proper screen.

    3 points
  • Matt HallMatt Hall, over 3 years ago

    "To see more, use a desktop"

    Holy cow! Akin to the days of "Best viewed with Netscape Navigator".

    2 points
  • Daniel WilberDaniel Wilber, over 3 years ago

    "Art Director Internship"

    2 points
  • Jared KrauseJared Krause, over 3 years ago

    Like many of these comments.. Pretty, but I felt lost and overwhelmed, and I'm a designer. Imagine what a normal business person (your target audience) would think.

    Simplicity, please.

    1 point
  • Jonathan YapJonathan Yap, over 3 years ago

    I think a few of the comment of being lost is because a lack of some key indicators of action. A lot of them seems to just blend right in so it took me awhile to figure out what to do.

    I think its a nice display for what he is after, the art direction and craft side of things.

    1 point
  • Nick PfistererNick Pfisterer, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    I agree with much of the sentiment here, but I'm surprised only one person has brought up the fact that Kevin's work -- arguably the most important content on the site -- is desktop-only.

    Screenshot from Safari on my iPhone 4S https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3106750/kevin-lagier-mobile.PNG

    I guess that explains why the landing page is (partially but not really) responsive but Kevin's work -- again, the important stuff -- is not.

    1 point
  • Ymar FrenkenYmar Frenken, over 3 years ago

    For a 'only' 22 year old student, this is really well designed. I agree it does miss a purpose or target, but I really like the way he added interactive elements

    1 point
  • Adam Brace, over 3 years ago

    This is pretty great.

    1 point
  • J. T.J. T., over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    I actually think it's a very impressive site for a 22-year old! Clean and well-crafted art direction, dedicated atmosphere for each project, some parallax, little animated details (the dots on the nav), diversity in interaction (drag, click, input), svg icons.

    I must say: I'm not a big fan of dragging interactions, I frown upon an overuse of animations, and the lack of decent responsiveness slightly bothers me.

    But by empasizing the animations, by not offering a true mobile-friendly version, and by providing a challenging navigation, this website totally goes against the grain, and I like this disruption. It is to me a successful attempt at visual story telling, with lots of aspects to improve, but tons of things to appreciate as well.

    0 points
  • Rich CRich C, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    It looks very nice and very polished, but I question the practical application. It very much wants to be art and push the envelope with originality. That's all well and good. But I can't see the point for users beyond maybe a single landing page for a marketing campaign, usually known as "branded experiences" at their best and "brochureware" at their worst.

    If you want to practice art, then by all means practice art. Perhaps the level of interaction here approaches a game, which might be of more practical use. But I think the "brand relationship" that customers have is overhyped and hollow. On the other hand, product and application design can seem a little boring, but I think ultimately more rewarding. Nobody says you can't make something pretty and useful!

    0 points
  • Brett FloraBrett Flora, over 3 years ago

    Beautiful design. Bit of a commitment to see the content.

    0 points
  • Giulio MichelonGiulio Michelon, over 3 years ago

    Your portfolio is awesome. Love it.

    0 points
  • Paul TorresPaul Torres, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    Great site. My only quibble is a more consistent entry point for each project. Like using "View the case study" from his Partech project, for each of the projects.

    0 points
  • Michael SaccaMichael Sacca, over 3 years ago

    I fell asleep before the page loaded.

    0 points