Week #9

Bailey Lawlor

Entry #28

Nico Delort's Art

The portfolio Website of Nico Delort is very very very simple. It has no subpages, but does include links to the artist's social media accounts and email address. So this gives the viewer access to their contact from the get-go. The page is divided into two parts, one being the physical body of works laid out on a grid, the other being the artist's information, social media and further subscription information. The amount of info provided is very stark, minimalistic, and it's all squished to the left of the website. I think that, as well as the size itself of the type, makes it very difficult to read. But it will also add onto that by saying that I appreciate how much emphasis is placed on the body of work. Because there is a lot to look at, a lot to take in the vast array of pieces and all of each work's individual detail. So I can see that giving this section the spotlight is the priority and it should be. Especially since the artist's website has no links to further subpages. The viewer of the website get what they get at the forefront and either dissuaded or pulled in by the work from the beginning. Although as well as not having any subpages, the website has no footer. But the webpage does respond very well to the window growing and shrinking in size, keeping the type and info in place, but shuffling the images as needed.

Nico Delort art

Entry #29

Jillian Tamaki's Art

Immediately it is noticeable that the webpage is very simple. All type and images are displayed on a white background, and the type is small and a light grey, except for the artist's name which appears only slightly larger and in multicolored type. I can see why this was done in order not to distract from the body of work depicted to the right. It displays with large gutters in between each row of works, giving room for a small grey title to appear below each. Clicking on one takes the viewer to a page where the work is displayed larger and more clearly for viewing as well as giving a blurb of information on it off to the left. The small menu to the left is separated into two menus, one that seems to give links to the artist's organized bodies of work, while the second gives links to contact, info about the artist herself as well as frequently asked questions.And with how small each of the menus are I think that this works. Clicking on any of these tabs takes the viewer to a new page with the information they need, and a lot of it. I believe that in using the small grey type compliments the artist's page as well as allows them to include a lot of information without letting it be overwhelming. Also, just about every single page the viewer clicks on includes some small example of the artist's work, even if it's just a small doodle or scribble. But on the downside, the website is not very responsive at all. Making the window bigger or smaller doesn't change the layout anywhere on the page, meaning things get lost or there ends up being too much negative space when the window changes.

Jillian Tamaki art

Entry #30

Lauren Lowen's Art

Opening up the portfolio website of Lauren Lowen, I get a very similar effect from the previous two portfolio websites, where in I immediately have a huge array of examples of the artist's work from the very moment I click onto it and I believe that this is very nice. I get a feeling from the artist and the viewer can decided from the first page if this is a website they want to explore further into, or an artist they'd like to know more about. There are only three pages though for the viewer to explore; the home page of works, the about page, and the instagram page. At the home/work page, all of the artist's works are displayed on a grid, and the viewer can scroll down through them. Clicking on one pastes it at the top of the page with a little blurb of information next to it. As well, arrows pop up at the top letting the viewer flip through the works rather than having to scroll all the way through, which is helpful as there is no footer to let the viewer no where the body of work ends. Although the page is responsive, letting it change size with the size of the webpage. The about page too is very very nice, giving the viewer a clear and thorough amount of information, including clients and contacts and background. Except I'd like to see a pop of color somewhere on this page, although I do understand the professionalism associated with the lack of color, something small would be appreciated in order to tie back in this page with the rest of the website. As well, on the instagram page, another body of work is displayed, from the artist's instagram. But the page doesn't tell the viewer what the artist's instagram is, so that only makes it hard for the viewer to succeed in that call to action to follow them.

lauren lowens art