There are identity systems everywhere you look, from store fronts to branding. PRET is a natural foods and organic coffee shop in the city. PRET gave off a very inviting setting with walls of colorful fresh sandwiches and drinks with natural and farm fresh smells. There were also wooden, natural looking signs along the walls with quotes and -PRET CREATES- which told their customers that they proved homemade and natural foods. Eating the food you were immediately able to taste the natural and fresh taste.
The envioroment was inviting by the calm music playing faintly in the background and the natural wood tables that you were able to sit at and enjoy your food.
Dunked.com is a web application that allows users to create and maintain their online portfolio, even if they do not have any technical background. This program gives you the opportunity to showcase your designs, illustrations, photography, and other creative work on any type of device (computer, cell phone, etc.). You are given a 10-day free trial before choosing a plan on the application. Once those 10 days are finished, you can choose $19/month for agency use (unlimited projects and unlimited pages) or $8/month for professional use (100 projects and 100 pages). You can then switch between plans, or cancel, whenever you choose.
Users can choose from a wide collection of themes, and even able to customize them however they would like. When adding to your profile, you are able to upload images, as well as embed audio and video from YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, Soundcloud, & 500px.
One designer who uses Dunked to showcase his work is Todd Fischer
Todd Fischer is a freelance graphic designer based in Adelaide, SA. Specialising in gig posters and album covers, Todd provides unique design solutions at affordable rates.
The online web hosting site Square Space is a popular platform for those looking to create a site of their own. the platform offers a free trial, with $12 and $18 per month options. A feature I found to be unique was that students get 50% off their first full year. Square Space also gives their customers many options to chose from, and templates for any type of website model, with option to adjust how one pleases. The design of their own website is very navigable and free of any needless type or designs. This makes Square Space a good platform to create an online portfolio on, much like other artists have done for themselves.
One artist, Jacquelin Deleon, uses Square Space to show her work, her shop, and link to her social media. As for her portfolio, the website design she chose is unique, with large banners introducing her projects and areas of work, followed by several images with labels on what they are. This is definitely unique and presents her work in a creative way to those viewing her site and those who may be looking to hire her for a project. Thus giving Square Space the representation of having sleek and effective options when it comes to user friendly portfolio sites.
Squarespace is an easy, user friendly way to make your own websites or online portfolio without any knowledge of how to code. There are dozens of customizable templates to choose from. The website offers a free 14-day trial, without having to even put a credit card in, but then payment is required.
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One great example of an artist portfolio created using square space is Sour Bones
By visiting the site, you can see how clean and professional a squarespace website can be.
I found Wix to be a useful website builder because it is free and offers hundreds of templates and allows you to get your own domain which is really important for creating your own portfolio website. After learning how to code in a web-design class, Wix makes website building look easy. Wix also allows the website you’re making to be mobile friendly because phones are prevalently used to surf the web. Wix is great in the sense that if you want to create your own layout as well, you can do so; but if looking for quick fast website making, they offer so tools and features to help you need to build an amazing online presence all for no price. The best things in life really are free.
This is a self promotional piece done by Maria DeFazio Zeeb, a creative thinker and designer from PA. Her work is successful because it is a hands on piece with a story behind it. The wrapping material is made from repurposed grocery bags and the magnifying glass is placed in a reused packing paper and twine composed of salvaged cardboard shipping boxes. The magnifying glass is used to read the fun “I Spy” card. This piece makes me feel like Nancy Drew, finding a clue and trying to figure out what to do with it. This project was a winner for HOW magazine in 2014 and Marketing Design Awards.
She is a very talented designer and has much more work portrayed on her website; check it out!!!!! http://www.defaziodesign.com/