Posts filed under ‘Web Design’
I’ve been working non-stop these past couple of weeks trying to get my portfolio website sorted. As some of you know, my work has primarily involved print design, but I am making great attempts to familiarize myself with all things web related. I am not new to the web by any means, but I do realize I am missing valuable bits of information here and there. Nevertheless, I finished my portfolio website this last weekend, and I am very happy with it.
As always, I found some fantastic inspiration in a few sites I frequent. I love working on my site and I love browsing through different artist’s online portfolios. Here are a few of my favorites.
I found this website a bit ago, and I was stunned at the level of detail put into the artwork. Inuewind’s site and portfolio are outstanding. The artist is based in Russia where he creates spectacular websites and digital designs for his clients. I recommend giving his site a view for inspiration. Inuewind is certainly my favorite artist right now.
Images via Inuewind
Cam De Leon is one of my absolute favorite artists. His work is one of the reasons I became inspired to pursue a career in art. I recently re-discovered his very amazing portfolio website gloriously named Happy Pencil. The site is truly an interactive orgasm. It’s quite fascinating! The overall design of the site creates an ambiance that compliments his work perfectly. I certainly recommend giving it a view.
Images via Cam’s Happy Pencil
Alex’s artwork is absolutely fantastic and inspiring. I was amazed at the level of detail he used to create his work. I do wonder if his designs are created using digital or traditional methods. Perhaps he uses a little bit of both. I typically don’t like to ask, but I do love to wonder. I certainly recommend giving his site a view. I am really loving his site design as well. I am usually guilty of slapping it on when it comes to website design, and I do admire his site’s simplicity. I honestly prefer a clean website layout.
Images via AlexTrochut.com
I love this design style. I am trying to do something like this for RH Frog, but I haven’t quite nailed it yet. Here are a few sites that have inspired me during this process. They are absolutely beautiful.
I Love Colors
Ali Fleski Portfolio Blog
I am in the process of re-designing the Red Headed Frog site, and I decided to share some of the beautiful blogs I found incredibly inspiring. I am still trying to figure out how to customize my CSS while using WordPress, and I am glad to say I am making a bit of progress. My two favorite sites are Making It Lovely and Design Sponge.
These are just fabulous! One of my hobbies is searching around for really cool design everywhere. I am one of those people that takes picture of cool typography on the side of an alley or on a restaurant corner. I just love looking for great examples of all different types of design especially web design. Web design is something I would like to get more familiar with in these next five years. I have taken to exploring and sharing some great websites I have found while doing research/soul searching online. I hope they inspire creativity in you.
Read the review I wrote on them. Beautiful design and ok cupcakes.
Stingray has beautiful environment and branding design. Sadly, I did not get to eat there because my party and I waited 3 hours for a seat. Additionally, they wouldn’t give us water while we were waiting outside in 110 degree heat. We just went to Buca Di Beppo instead. Service sucks here, but their design is awesome.
Sol y Sombra
This is actually an awesome place. They food is a bit pricey, but it is very worth it. The environment and interior design is fabulous as well as their branding design. I love this restaurant. Their food is marvelous as well. I highly recommend it for an anniversary or small get together.
I just love this website. It is so funky and different. I am pretty new to web design, but this stood out to me. I love it.
I love this place. I went to dinner here yesterday and it was beautiful. The environment design is not consistent between locations, but it is very beautiful. The one in downtown Seattle has much nicer interior design work. Their collateral is not the best, but their website is wonderful. The food is outstanding as well.
My brother and sister have been raving about Sprinkles cupcakes for quite some time now. I had not been able to take a trip to downtown Scottsdale with them until very recently. I picked them up at my mother’s house, we drove down to their location and had a pretty nice experience there. The staff was very friendly, but they were incredibly young. I seem to have that young looking thing down so I was able to blend in pretty well. The kids at the counter very obviously thought I was younger than they were. Its a blessing and a curse.
Nevertheless, they were very pleasant, and they helped us right away. My sister let me know that they usually have to wait around for 30 minutes to get help, but we evidently arrived on a non-busy day. The environment design was amazing, and so were their marketing and branding materials. I’ll post them up once I get images of them to show off. I asked what studio created their collateral, but they didn’t know the name. Their stores were designed by Architect Andrea Lenardin. Additionally, I learned that Sprinkles Beverly Hills was the recipient of 2 AIA Los Angeles Restaurant Design Awards. Needless to say, I was incredibly impressed with their design and branding. Now I just hoped the cupcakes were good!
Unfortunately, they were nothing too special. They were very good, but for the price I certainly expected more. One cupcake is three dollars, and they aren’t huge cupcakes or incredibly tasty ones either. I would certainly recommend Sprinkles to anyone looking for a nice sugar fix, and I have to say I would buy another cupcake from them. However, they are a bit pricey and they were not too memorable. The main thing I remembered about Sprinkles was their environment and branding design work. That was truly Amazing! Their website is wonderful as well. Check it out.