Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Portfolio Inspiration

As I'm working on the development of my website I have collected some sites that I admire and some nice postings about portfolio development that I think are worth noting here.

I like the design of the following sites:
wilson minor Beautiful simplicity, nice use of color and great modern logo.
mr. diggles I like how the about functions on this site.
giant creative I like the "sliding" portfolio pages.
frank chimero I like the simplicity of the navigation and the content of his pages.

I like how type is handled in the following links:
jon tangerine I like the footer design here as well.
matt bango I like how the thumbs are presented.

Liking the "feel" of these sites:
100 layer cake
ray's blog
louise fili

Great articles on portfolio design:
Creating a Successful Online Portfolio
Fuel Your Creativity
Art of Self-Branding by Lea Alcantara

Current color and web trends for 2009 and beyond:
Color Trends
Web Trends

Seeing droplets everywhere...

Ever since I "updated" my personal logo I've been catching the "wave" of droplet shapes being used everywhere! This package is beautiful. via lovely package

Monday, March 23, 2009

Notes to Self- A Great Tumblr log from Jack Cheng

I came across this image via SwissMiss and I love this idea...I guess I now have some direction for my own blog content!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ok, fifth time is the charm...

So I've been going back and forth about this design...and possibly asked too many people what they've thought but I finally think I've arrived at a layout that I'm pleased with!

"Mortgage" by Jota Castro

a reflection of our tumultuous economic climate! via designboom

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

72.8% Water

via ssc

I heart tea!

This is just bloody brilliant. Designer: Jonas Trampedach. via Design Crush

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I would be very successful if this were my job...LOL :D

via SwissMiss

Monday, March 16, 2009

Mor Cosmetics

I love the design of this line of cosmetics... the dieline is the best!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Biting footer that is hilarious!

Check out the footer of this page. Made me laugh inside hard!
get me a pulled pork sandwich!

Homework: Mlog Layouts

Above are two layouts that I have created to customize this blogger template. I'm leaning towards the layout with more white space since it's simple and less stylized. If you're curious a "mlog" is "my blog" as in, made by Michelle :D