Learn different ideas about site architecture and project organization.
- When it comes to a graphic designers website,…I like to follow the three S's.…Simple, simple, simple.…It's tempting to do something tricky and complex.…But just because you can,…doesn't mean you should.…This applies to the overall design,…the organization and site architecture.…Make the navigation as easy as possible.…If anything is unclear or complicated…the user will move on to the next site.…Here are three options for the organization…of a website.…
The first is good to focus directly on your work…and who you are.…It's a good option if your body of work is not large yet.…It functions primarily as a strong portfolio.…The home page is the page for all projects or images.…The projects are depicted with thumbnails.…You may decide to add titles if the images seem unclear.…The second and only other page is about you…and should include contact information…or a contact form.…This site is direct and has clarity.…
It communicates your brand directly through the work.…Another approach is to organize the projects by title.…
In this course, Sean takes you through the steps of determining what your design identity is and developing the essential pieces every promotional system needs. He takes a deep dive into some of the more complex and critical components, such as developing an effective and elegant website, and also touches on topics one might not think of—such as writing an effective bio and working with colleges to give back and brand build. Learn how to let the world know who you are and what you do. Start promoting your design career now.
- Compiling brand assets: your CV, images, and project descriptions
- Creating a website to showcase you and your portfolio
- Creating business cards
- Sending thank-yous
- Managing your social media presence
- Joining AIGA and other design organizations
- Participating in events and conferences
Skill Level Beginner
Running a Design Business: Starting Smallwith Petrula Vrontikis1h 33m Intermediate
1. The Brand Assets
2. Your Website
3. Print Materials
4. Communications and Social Media
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