Great looking portfolio! Sites like yours really inspires me to look into web development myself instead of only doing mobile UI and interfaces.
Thanks very much, I hope that you manage to make the jump :)
Looks good! The mountain image certainly draws you in.
I wonder whether the white header element could benefit from a thin rule, or small shadow to give it depth when content goes under it? Especially where there is text on the white background.
Great work man, the only thing that I'd be cautious about is the hamburger menu with no context.
Looks great. I dig the floating animation of the lightbulb. And I like the "simplicity" of it reading through your code. Easier said than done for sure so good work.
Thanks very much, I appreciate that
Looks great! The Carhoots page has a bit about the Sanduba branding though.
Thanks for pointing that out, taken care of it… rogue paragraph :)
Comment and question:
Comment: Site looks very nice. One comment, I think the case studies page could do a better job at giving a sense of what you did on each project, either through images or through explicitly listing the type of project it is. Ex: If i'm trying to hire you for only a subset of your skills, that info would help me determine which case study I should look at first.
Question: Also, mind describing or linking to a description of how you made the mobile User Flows you've recently posted on instagram? I'm getting deeper into the tool, and your flows look amazing. Are they all on the same artboard?
Comment: thanks, I appreciate the feedback and I'll definitely look into modifying the portfolio to reflect that :)
Question: I use Illustrator for all of my user flows and I use Sketch to design the apps. I export each screen from Sketch within a device for mockup purposes and arrange each section of the app on it's own artboard, so for example I'd have an on boarding process on one artboard and the home screen with search function on another. After that it's really just a case of connecting the lines, I realise that's quite vague but that's honestly all I really do - hope it's of some help?
Yup, does help. Any must-have illustrator tools/plugins that you'd suggest?
I just use the basic package
I'm probably being childish, but I couldn't help reading your icon for Branding & Identity and thinking it stood for "bisexual."
There's a teeny tiny issue with the alpha channel on that top image.
Great stuff :)
Thanks Ian, I was aware of the jaggy alpha channel at the top edge of the PNG… I had to make a choice between sacrificing the smoothness of a 24 bit PNG for the benefit of saving 1Mb+ in file size and loading times for the user
First, feedback on the PNG: You could definitely get that PNG-24 down way below 1MB — I copied your image, posterized the photo down to 19 levels, saved as PNG-24, then used imageOptim to compress. Got to 139 KB — smaller than your current PNG-8. A couple notes:
- Posterization is the key to pushing your PNG-24 compression. Flat areas of color compress well to code.
- ImageOptim or a similar PNG Crush tool is your best friend (especially with posterization).
- Sometimes, PNG-8 with a little white border is a better option. Arguably it might be for your use here, with posterization + compression.
That said, I think your site is excellent Bobby! Lots of fun. I take an extra interest in it because I have been working here and there on a very similar "text disappearing behind mountains" look for a landing page that I hope to put up this weekend. I laughed when I saw your site — "well, darn!"
Excellent work! Bookmarking your site.
Thanks for the kind words Kyle and also thanks for bringing ImageOptim to my attention, I'll definitely take a look and see if I can get a better quality version of that PNG without the jaggies down to a reasonable file size with that.