I also created a poster design.
I did some research into possible galleries and chose the National Portrait Gallery in London. I then used the same banner and photo, but inserted the Gallery details and opening times on top of the rest of the poster.
I also copied the logo into the poster and placed it in the banner, changing the background colour to match the banner.
Here I made a business card.
I used the original banner and image, and then placed text over the top for the contact details.
After I created the Home Page I thought I would try and design a page for the “Gallery”. I copied the original banner for the top of the page, as well as the image of Joe, then did the same thing to the background. I turned the opacity of the picture of Joe down very low so as not to distract from the images I would be placing on the page. I copy and pasted 4 of my own images, using Free Transform to resize them. I then created a “link” to pages of images and placed that at the bottom, making the numbers that weren’t “selected” not bold, and made it pink/purple.
Here is my website design. I used the image of Joe where I changed Hue and Saturation, placing that in the corner. I then filled the rest of the space in black. I used the Dropper Tool to select the pink/purple used in the image, then selected a rectangle at the top of the page and filled that in with this colour. Also, to carry the image further outwards I made the brush tool very small and put in a flew spots of colour over the rest of the page. I then inserted the title of the “business” into the pink/purple rectangle by using the text tool, then changed the font style, size and made the writing black. I then did the same with the “links” but used the purple instead and placed them just under the rectangle with the title on it.
I quite like this design, it’s simple, easy to read and it’s quite a strong image which will make it quite recognisable.
Here I took a photo that I had drawn of my cat, and added the Noise filter on Photoshop. I then used the sharpen filter to sharpen it and make it look slightly more distorted.
Here I used the emboss tool on Photoshop on a photo I took of my Dad’s garden :)
This is another website I’ve looked at for inspiration for my own design.
This is the website for Feng Zhu, one of my favourite digital/concept artists. He works mainly on beautiful industrial type environments for various different projects.
His design is really simple-plain white background with his heading across the top, and some of his works as well as advertisement of his book. I feel with this site he is letting his work talk for itself, as, as you can see, it is really intricate, stunning work and his work is that which I strive to be as good as.
There aren’t many links across the top of the page, but what is there is simple, self-explanatory and necessary.
This is the website for Sagmeister, which I am using as inspiration for my website design.
I really love this design-the background is a picture of their studio which makes you feel like they want you to see more in regards to where they work, how they do what they do. A studio is a really personal, private place for an artist so it’s almost as if they are letting you see a bit of them.
The links, like FZDs site, are simple, well laid out and easy to see, providing you with all the links you need to find out what you want to know or see what you want to see of their work.
Here is one of the websites that I looked at as inspiration for my own: Billy Talent
Billy Talent are one of my favourite bands, and I love how they’ve used the Album Artwork for their most recent album as the background for the website, which is easily recognisable by fans of the band, as well as the photo of the actual band. The layout and links are quite simplistic, the main page just being their recent tour dates and having a simple, bold, white list of other links across the top under the name which are easy to see and know what to expect if you clicked on them.
I think this is a successful website :)
Here all I did was take a photo of Joe and change the saturation.