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In this past 5 days or so I worked pretty hard at designing this site and getting the content together. I had never really done an actual, functional website before, short of the rinky-dink projects in early High School. I wanted to "do it right the first time" so that I wouldn't be tempted to go back during this semester (or a year or two from now) to develop/overhaul it again. I originally had this super-complicated idea, and almost went with flash (which I haven't even tried yet), but I'm glad I used a more conservative layout and HTML. I think it's faster and just easier to get to the work. (Google likes it better anyway, and I hear art directors actually want to be able to download images so they can keep your work in a folder for future reference.)
I still need to fix some stuff in my bio and add some better titles/descriptions to the pieces, but for the most part I'm going to call it done for now, though I hope to update it with new work regularly.
Anyway, my site also represents the visual "brand" I plan to use in marketing myself. I wanted something kind of quirky, with structural forms in an organic layout. I wanted something that could somehow communicate versatility and detail-oriented, complexity-driven style. I wanted to enhance that message by making it look both new/futuristic and historical (kind of steampunkish?) at the same time, hence the color, texture and choosing serif font). I hope I at least somewhat succeeded at this. (By the way, I just realized not so long ago that this kind of reminds me of conceptart.org. If you thought that too, just know it wasn't intentional, and when you compare them side-by-side they look pretty different.)
Anyhow, I'd love to hear your comments/critiques about it. If there's anything easily fixable that you think would be better fixed, I'm open to going back in before I start getting busy.
Finally, make sure to check out the "links" section. I've got some well-known artists, but also some less well-known ones as well listed there, as well as some cool resources. And also, if you know me at CCAD and have a personal site of your own, I've probably linked to you. (And they're not in a particular order, just as they popped into my head.)