Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Portfolio website sketches

Alright, here are some sketches for the portfolio website. I want it to have a very hand-crafted feel. The line twisting through the page will hopefully look as if it has been (or ideally is being drawn) and as it moves, the images will pop up. Each image will be an example of the different areas of my design, and they will function as buttons to get to the sub pages for each area. My challenge will be not to make this look hokey. The idea is that my hands go into my work, and I try not to depend on software, but on concept. So the website shows the beginning of the process, sketching and brain storming. When you hover over an image, notes will pop up to the side. 

I am also now considering making this an interactive DVD, using AfterEffects.

Home page sketch #1

Home page sketch #2

Home page sketch #3

Sub page sketch #1

Sub page sketch #2

Friday, April 17, 2009

Portfolio site

For my portfolio website, I want to be designing for an audience most likely in the midwest, probably in Missouri. I'd like to work for a small-medium company, not necessarily a design business, probably designing a little bit of everything... with the exception of packaging. This is the kind of thing I would  I expect to be doing soon after graduation. Eventually, ideally, I would want to work for an organization like International Justice Mission, working in the field of raising awareness about human needs, gaining empathy for them, showing people how to help. I'll be researching places like this in or near Missouri.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sketches and storyboard for 10 sec ad

This is a result of my brainstorming session.

The first page of my storyboard...

Above is an example of a banner add on the site I would use to display my banner ad. The measurements are 728X90 px. Below is the homepage of the website,, with the banner ad at the top.