Critique my Portfolio
Posted 18 November 2004 - 10:45 PM
the content hopefully is far far better than the contener, there's nice logos (i liked t-shirts ones).
please make a real website to show off your work
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Posted 19 November 2004 - 08:23 PM
Posted 03 January 2005 - 05:08 AM
Thanks for looking. I just turned 18. I'm trying to put together a portfolio to get into SF Institute of Art or MCAD in Minneapolis. I started Oasis about 2 years ago and has been steadily growing ever since. Knock on wood.
Here is some stuff that will be coming out in our Spring '05 line...
Please link large images
Posted 12 January 2005 - 08:12 PM
In terms of graphic designing, there's room for improvement
I strongly suggest learning to use a vector graphics program if you haven't already. For logo designs, you should create them in Illustrator or another vector program so they can be resized infinitely without losing any quality. If you do create logos in photoshop, I would suggest using at least 600 dpi if you plan to print them at any point. This will allow you to enlarge them and maintain quality at least up to poster size.
As far as the actual site structure goes, you should browse some portfolios of various artists and designers and get a feel for the type of graphic organization that is used.
I think you have great artistic ability and that's what will matter most to schools when they look at your portfolio. However, they will also be looking at many other portfolios that may appear more organized and give a better overall presentation. Keep working on the site design and don't stop until you absolutely love it.
Posted 13 January 2005 - 05:09 AM
I think I might switch over to some html or flash and spiff the site up. When I put it together it was meant to represent my artwork and not web design capabilities, the lack of which it seams is difficult to overlook.
Thanks for all your comments!
Posted 28 January 2005 - 08:51 AM
Either one will get you the same result. Please view in Internet Explorer. Mahalos.
Posted 30 January 2005 - 02:06 AM
I noticed you said "Please view in IE". Thats a big no-no (at least in my eyes). I don't know if some elements don't work in other browsers, but considering that IE only shares about 48% of the browser market now, you could be losing 52% of your visitors. The REALLY odd thing is that your site doesn't work for me in IE, it only works in firefox. IE shows little black boxes in place of your thumbnail images. Compatibility is my pet peeve.
The copyright portion (About, Contact, Links, etc,) looks like you drew it by hand and scanned it in. It breaks every rule of typography and doesn't look so good. I would use the same typeface as in your logo or menu to do this part.
Hope that helps some
Posted 30 January 2005 - 04:16 PM
But I love your work you posted above. Some of them decks are really original, and work very well. The T-Shirts are awesome aswell, very vibrant. Nice work ^_^
Posted 30 January 2005 - 11:20 PM
the first link didn't work for me, but the second on did. I got into the San Francisco Art Institute (didn't go there), but I also sent in a portfolio for them and have a little knowledge of what works and what doesn't. I think you really want to make your self stand out on the site. There really is no sense of you and a school is going to want to know the unique things about you. I would add some text on the about me page and also had a little (keep it short) text on all the category pages (painting --why do you paint, what keeps you doing it, what is your philosopy on painting....just give them something to remember about you because they are going to look at a lot of portfolios). Another thing that schools really like to see is process. I know it sounds strange, but they don't always want to see the finished piece, stick up some quick figure sketches or unfinished drawings...you could have a whole section for this. Sometimes there is a spark of something in that early sketch that gets erased in the perfection that people strive for...the thing is, that spark might just be what gets you into school.
If you have anymore questions let me know...I think you have a great start you just need to add something to it that makes them remember you...you as a person..you as an artist. Good luck!
Posted 31 January 2005 - 04:45 AM
You are very right. I am a very humble person, however, and maybe now that I say that you will see how it shows in the website.
I wanted to do descriptions of each peice but I was in a bit of a time crunch, so that kind of fell through. I will add to the "about" section and maybe a couple footnotes in each field on what I like about them. You are very right about the process- I will try to dig some up.
Very good comments. MAHALOS
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