A haiku to soften the blow:
Twenty seven inch screen
This page is a complete mess
Words are much too large.
It's a mess on a fifteen inch too
haikus start with 5 syllables
Haha crap you're right. I blame morning brain and trying to be funny. Turns out its a bad combination.
Still better than 90% of "pixel perfect" soullessly generated websites with 50+ upvotes on DN.
Im all for portfolios being art pieces on the basis it improves the overall design. This to me is just the opposite. Hard to read, difficult to know where I should be looking and cluttered.
Feels like it would deter clients rather than suck them in. e.g. Lines like "Dropped Out" Unless you're some big shot will not seem that attractive. Similarly, "rejected merch" is negative, a positive spin could be "unused designs"
Why are you telling us the font choice at the bottom? If it's for people like us, we can mostly identify fonts already or use inspector. And I'm unsure how a potential client will be blown away by "Times New Roman"
Random Thought is indeed random.
I first viewed it on my 27'' screen so at first I didn't get that impression. After reading some of the comments I resized my browser and I totally get what you all are saying. A couple of media queries to change the font size for smaller screens would have been a wise choice imo.
I think the choice of using Times New Roman and the brutalist approach to design is actually a good font choice for the design. I kinda dig it
its a colophon
This gear's hot,
these tech bros just dont understand
Compare this to what's been done recently in ssense's articles. eg: https://www.ssense.com/en-ca/editorial/a-milan-state-of-mind
the share the same elements. There is only subtle difference between this one and the one you posted. They almost look like a different interpretation of the same material.
layout and font-sizes look stellar on my 13" retina @ 1440px. load time was great too, cool font choice.
I particularly enjoyed the random thought section : ) I did a comp sci + visual arts major and spent a lot of time exploring that realm of thought as well.
thanks for sharing this on dn ! your work is unreal, much respect.
This site made me nut. Thanks!
I appreciate the aesthetic and I think the site is well-executed. Probably a different taste than others here, but I think it works for the lane you're trying to be in.
Totally just my personal opinion, but I HATE when navigation links just sit on top of page content after it's scrolled up, it looks lazy not to mention illegible much of the time.
That said, your work is really good though. However, your portfolio design doesn't exemplify it.
thanks for the feedback, removed the sticky nav. i usually like this effect when i see it but in this case i agree
Cool. Sticky would work if there was a background color behind the nav or the links
very predictable. Looks like every other its-not-brutalism-but-it-kinda-is site. :/ Great work in the portfolio though.
I don't like the typography at all. Reading "design lead at …" makes me think that this company might have different strengths, but typography is not their best asset.
When did Times Roman come back into vogue? It's so bleh.
Nothing more brutalist than system fonts yo.
I hated on Times New Roman when I was in college and one of my design professors set me straight. I think it's so funny that as designers we tend to hate on fonts that become super popular. EWW COMIC SANS....come on, it's one of the most famous typefaces of all time. I think that deserves a little credit...
… and Papyrus, too. Without it, we'd be lost trying to discern Thai, Indian, Greek, and Mexican restaurants from American ones.
In seconded defense of Times New Roman, it was cut for The Times, who you can bet held a pretty high standard of typography and legibility—also, that era being a good one for type design. Genuinely a good typeface, but saddled by decades of us seeing too much of it and abuse in word processors.
its just a nice serif font lol