Love it! Your gonna piss off the non-graphic designers here because they don't like rule-breaking and you aren't showing any product design work(the majority of people on this site). But as a design student, I say keep up the experimentation and conceptual thinking!
When you're ready to look for jobs, it would help to separate each project and add descriptions. I do love loose process websites like this tho.
Dude, thanks for the kind words!
Probably not the right community to share this type of work.
And totally, when I finally have time after school finishes (crazy busy right now) up I'll be able to construct proper case studies that will actually lead to some work... hopefully lol.
Did you take type classes with Cabianca?
Haha, unfortunately never had the opportunity to have him as a prof
He's pissing off this graphic designer by completely ignoring the user experience of the site. The sidebar is illegible (font size, font choice, poor contrast) and there is no sense of what is clickable; for instance, none of the pictures seem to be clickable links to larger examples.
Good graphic design that breaks the rules at least acknowledges the rules exist and finds ways to push past these boundaries. Poor graphic design, such as this, ignores the rules altogether as if they never existed in the first place and plows on ahead with no regard for user experience or design principles at all.
Interesting points Stuart!
I love how everyone on DN has voiced such strong opinions towards a simple grid of images. For me, to cut between tastes is the ultimate goal for a lot of the work that I do. As you can tell, my practice leans more towards the visual arts than traditional design. So, thank you for contributing to the dialogue!
I'm sorry but your sidebar is unreadable.
This tells me nothing about your work, your thought or design process, what problems or challenges you faced or how you designed to solve them. Why have work images presented behind the navigation? All in all, I'm hard pressed to call this a portfolio—I learned nothing about you as a designer or your abilities.
Valid! Calling this site a "portfolio" is not representative what it actually is.
Oh no, something that doesn't have a giant hero images. Or centered text. Or cutesy illustrations next to blocks of text. Or tons of useless animation. Or a loading indicator because the page is too heavy.
Refreshing page, cool work :)
the only thing i'm not sure is the yellow background on the nav (and green on mobile). make it more unreadable! ;)