This is a nice website with a good balance of light grey/white colours with some nice accent colours to brighten it up and to provide interest. This is the kind of concept I was looking for for my site, I wanted a light background so that my portfolio wasn’t outdone by the website design, also to give the images a good background to view them on like a canvas. I also wanted to bring in some subtle uses of colour to add interest.
This site also works well as a responsive design and can be viewed well on a mobile or different size computer monitors.
Looking at different uses of content on portfolio homepages to get ideas of what I could display on my homepage. I was finding it hard to decide what content to place on the homepage and whether just to display my portfolio directly on the homepage as this is the main content of my site and I didn’t want to complicate the site with unnecessary content.
I’ve been looking at different Navigation locations both horizontal and vertical and how many columns to use for the content, personally I don’t like websites with two columns as it can be a bit boring, the internet has developed a lot and as broadband is more prominent more information can be handled, unless it is a blog site where you are reading columns of text I prefer the variety of a four plus column website. I suppose it all depends on the amount of content you have to put on your site, if you haven’t got much content then you won’t have anything to fill all the columns.
I like this example of having a different background and foreground colour which I was thinking of using for my website design, most of the websites I’ve seen use the same colour for the background but I liked this example as it is a subtle contrast.
I like the choice of colours on this packaging which is bright and contemporary whilst still remaining traditional. The abstract art deco shapes seem to work well with the premium chocolate too as it makes me think of art and is probably something that appeals to the aspirational desires of the intended audience.
I like the choice of fonts and think the unfinished stroke on the ‘Reserves’ font ties in well with the shapes, printing the font in the same colour also helps to bring some balance to the overall layout. The central alignment of the type provides some symmetry to balance out the random patterns of the graphics. The white space around the ‘Reserves’ type also brings some order and breathing space to the busy design.
“Packaging series for Salzburg Chocolate Werks, a chocolate brand from Austria. To emphasize their 100th Anniversary, the main theme to explore was Wiener Werkstatte and the designs of their time. I created not only the graphics but also the structure of the unique package.”
Independent graphic and packaging designer. Currently a graduate student at Pratt Institute, majoring in packaging design. Is fascinated by the interplay between the form and shape of graphic details, materials, the product itself and the meaning that stems from their relationship.