25 comments

  • Tycho Klein SevertTycho Klein Severt, over 3 years ago

    Love it! Really like that animation playing in the background at your 'Giffer' project.

    3 points
  • Matt EMatt E, over 3 years ago

    This looks beautiful, I like how a very right amount of information I should know about each project is right on the page, as opposed to having to click through to each one to learn about it which I find portfolio sites do often and don't like.

    Just a heads-up, you might want www.kyleconrad.com to re-direct to kyleconrad.com. :)

    2 points
    • Kyle ConradKyle Conrad, over 3 years ago

      Ah, thanks for the heads up! Was having some DNS issues last night so I'll have to go fix that.

      And yeah, all my portfolios in the past had visitors click through to see the work, in the hopes of creating "mystery" - but then I realized I'd rather have people just see all the work and be able to explore without them leaving the page.

      0 points
  • Kyle Conrad, over 3 years ago

    Recently redesigned, moved from Wordpress to a static page, used Gulp as the build system with SASS & Compass as pre-processors. Just wanted to get feedback/opinions/all of that, as it's still very much "in progress" with work being added or adjusted and all.

    It's also "open source" if you want to see how it got made - https://github.com/kyleconrad/portfolio-spring-2014

    2 points
  • Evan KnightEvan Knight, over 3 years ago

    You nailed it.

    1 point
  • Adam MichielsAdam Michiels, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    Congratulations - this is a perfect example of what a portfolio should be, with no left-overs of what it shouldn't.

    Just finished a huge side-gig and now I'm onto redesigning my personal site. This will certainly serve as inspiration.

    *Edit: Just a heads-up your Tumblr doesn't link.

    1 point
    • Kyle Conrad, over 3 years ago

      Yeah, my DNS issues from last night are continuing through today - fingers crossed that it updates sooner rather than later so the link works.

      0 points
  • Dustin KemperDustin Kemper, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    Kyle, you've got some really great work in your portfolio. I think the amount of info and images in each project's section is the perfect amount. No one project is too drawn out and the different backgrounds keep everything really fresh. This is especially important for a long scrolling site. Great job!

    One thing I didn't like was the large amount of white space in the header. I think you need a better way of catching the viewer's attention right from the start. I get the contrast, but it just feels a little out of place to me compared with the rest of the sections below the fold.

    1 point
    • Kyle Conrad, over 3 years ago

      Yeah this is actually something I'm still sort of playing with. I liked the idea of the simple whitespace contrasting with the full color spreads below, but I'm not totally in love with it. I think I'll continue tweaking and adjusting to see what works and what doesn't, then keep iterating and finessing until I really love what's there.

      1 point
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 3 years ago

    work is great, well presented. social/contact info seems like an afterthought though.

    0 points
  • Sam GarsonSam Garson, over 3 years ago

    Really strong mate, great story telling with the (mostly) graphics, right amount of detail.

    As someone else has said, I would make more of a CTA? If I were in a position to, I would definitely want to find out about working with you, or at least talking. Rarely do I say this, but as much as I love the content-first approach, the 'you' bit could be more prominent!

    0 points
    • Kyle Conrad, over 3 years ago

      That definitely makes sense. I'm trying to balance out "showing off the work" with the personal information - finding a way to guide people through the site while still allowing them to explore. I toyed with the idea of a fixed nav but I'm not super fond of them and I don't want to have people clicking links to get around. Maybe there's a way I can work something into it better that guides to the contact information without feeling forced.

      0 points
      • Sam GarsonSam Garson, over 3 years ago

        That's fair. The journey through is great and definitely not worth sacrificing, maybe something subtle at the end of each project with a little microcopy and an anchor down to the profile...

        Not for me to say though, you seem like a capable guy ;)

        0 points
  • Jens NikolausJens Nikolaus, over 3 years ago

    Really impressive body of work!

    0 points
  • Will Hitchcock, over 3 years ago

    Beautifully done. Very tasteful. Great work!

    0 points
  • Josh LeeJosh Lee, over 3 years ago

    Gots no feedback. Super good design man.

    0 points
  • Graham KinsingerGraham Kinsinger, over 3 years ago

    This is amazing! Really love what you've done with it.

    One thing I noticed: the link for Mistaken for Strangers leads to Awesome Things. This is a shame, because I was eager to check out Mistaken for Strangers!

    0 points
  • Ymar FrenkenYmar Frenken, over 3 years ago

    Holy shit!

    0 points
  • Vinh LeVinh Le, over 3 years ago

    DC chillin

    great work

    0 points
  • Dan LeboDan Lebo, over 3 years ago

    Great portfolio, perfect amount of details for each project.

    0 points
  • Erik LevitchErik Levitch, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    Very nice, but I'm not so sure about leading with that first case study.

    0 points