I like the idea of using circles instead of squares or rectangles as image links to work. No all work is going to be the same shape, so using circles keeps everything looking uniform. Every thing is cropped in some way.
I also like how the site looks like a scrapbook. I do a lot of crafts, so this is really inspirational to me. A website that looks really crafty like this would work well for me, quietly incorporating a part of my life that I wouldn’t necessarily want directly on my portfolio.
After doing some looking around, I’ve noticed that some people have their work on the home page and some don’t. If someone is looking at your site, say for potentially hiring you, wouldn’t you want your work on the first page they look at. A potential employer may be looking through dozens of sites to find the right employee. Would you really want to miss out on an opportunity because someone didn’t feel like clicking through to your portfolio page? Bad news!
I like how she has a very simple yet striking logo in the upper left hand corner. I think that’s important. I also like the “available for work” banner in the upper right hand corner. It gets to the point quickly. I also like how she only has one piece of work on the home page. That way, she can have other things on the home page as well, meaning she could have all the most important information on the home page that she wants to get across in case someone doesn’t stay on her page long enough to view any other pages.
I really like the crumpled paper background idea. It makes the page seem more personal, like you’re looking into her diary or something, which a lot of times for an artist, you are looking into the artist’s diary when you look at their work.
I love how Carolyn has a little graphic that is carried throughout the site. It is the cut-out for the images, it is multiplied for the home page image, and it is repeated across the top of the site for emphasis.
I really like how personable this looks.
I like the use of inanimate objects in graphic form on websites like this.
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