Website exploration and preholiday update

Hello beautiful world, Florida is finally welcoming good cool weather after a long hot summer. With that comes the infamous sickness called a cold. Spent most of this weekend and late last week in bed with a bad cold, so I am now just start recovering from the lost time on my projects and artwork.

I am working on laying out the site for my project Aria: Mythological Shirt company. I spent a great deal of time looking at small ecommerce shirt companies, their website, how they navigate their materials, as well as what merchandise and shirts they chose to sale. Besides the hours I spent laughing at Threadless and TeeFury illustrations, I learned most of these sites concentrate on clean, white designs that allow the viewer to focus on the products for sale.  In addition, the best sites had strong grid systems, and bright colored graphics.  Soon I hope to finish the sites home page, and a few body pages before I work on packaging ideas and small ads.

Otherside my projects, I just updated and redid my portfolio, both print and web. My web portfolio is available at krop.com/erinfeldman. Any specific design inquiries can be sent to my email address. Other then design, I am working on a few art projects including jellyfish illustrations on illustration board, and a small watercolor picture based on the song “Howl” from Florence + the Machine.

Have a great Thanksgiving All. Here are a few articles I have found you may enjoy.

http://www.creativebeacon.com/10-freelancing-tips-you-must-know/
http://www.creativebeacon.com/freelancing-10-things-you-can-do-to-get-business/
http://themeforest.net/item/pop-gallery-tumblr-theme/1556214?ref=depot
http://www.dzinepress.com/2012/10/being-a-freelancer-how-to-spend-a-productive-day/
http://www.tiks.in/articles/why-to-use-content-management-system-cms/
http://www.coalesceideas.com/working-horrible-web-design-client/
http://www.andysowards.com/blog/2012/finding-your-niche-a-guide-to-running-a-successful-blog/http://www.andysowards.com/blog/2012/finding-your-niche-a-guide-to-running-a-successful-blog/
http://designshack.net/articles/inspiration/15-great-gadgets-and-gifts-for-designers/

http://vectorboom.com/load/articles/interview/kelleeriley/10-1-0-220

http://www.forgraphicdesignersonly.com/articles/11-steps-to-better-networking

http://www.wetfeet.com/blog/2012/february/how-to-start-a-networking-email

http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/careers/opia/toolkit/networking/sample-networking-emails.html

http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2012/10/31/the-delicate-art-of-the-networking-email/

http://www.designer-daily.com/graphic-designers-5-great-social-networks-for-you-683

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One thought on “Website exploration and preholiday update

  1. interrupt says:

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