Caitlin Carr, Junior in BFA Graphic Design
I intend to use this website as an artist portfolio. My greatest concerns were clean design and universal usability. I want the user to be able to easily navigate through my work and be able to get information about my past work, skills, contact, etc. I set up the information architecture to do so. The buttons and links are straightforward and steps can be traced through breadcrumbs. I was able to include a menu bar, which categorizes images by year. The site also has an artist statement, a list of other websites with my work, and a contact form.
As a graphic designer, the design of the website was the most important to me. I made sure that the layout and overall look benefited but did not interfere with my images. Many artists use white for their sites in reference to gallery walls, but I felt that black would harmonize with my photographs much more, as my aesthetic is usually dark. I chose to make text and other graphics whites and grays because I felt that it would contribute to the simplicity. Overall, I am very happy with the site’s aesthetic.