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Hello, I graduated a couple of months ago and am just about ready for the first big job hunt. I've been working on a new site with the latest projects on it, but have in the process gone completely blind on it.
So I thought I'd better hear what you think so I can iron out all the bugs (graphic and programming wise). Please don't hold back, I'd rather hear it all so I can fix what problems there may be so I don't hear it when I apply somewhere.
The address is http://www.redcell.dk/
It's very stark, and I don't necessarily mean that in a bad way. Your work is often very militaristic, not just in subject matter but in tone, look and feel.
That said, between the futuristic logo, the content and the choice of headline type (H&F-J type always strikes me as more sublime that tough and aggressive, with a couple of exceptions) I think you need to refine a uniform style for yourself.
Nonetheless, you do good work; I don't think it will take long for you to find something in The Real World™.
Not sure what's happening but your site initially loaded an off-white background, making the text-nigh illegible. Then when I clicked into a category it changed to black. Seems to be fine from there on out.
In multiwinia you have 'Achievements' spelled wrong (achivments) - you might want to proofread the entire site.
Other than that... fantastic! I recall you asking for feedback on some of your work before. I very much enjoyed browsing your portfolio :D
By the way, if you're looking for work in CPH or the vicinity, I might be able to put you in touch with someone I used to work with.
Very nice work! I really like your style! There was some bugs in the initial load of the site, like d_rek said, but after a few clicks everything fell into place.
Good luck job hunting!
Si ifra hvis du vil jobbe i Norge! :)
nice work. as you mature a bit more your stuff will really start to shine! good luck out in the 'real world'!
Love the work and the site is pretty slick.
My favourite little bit has to be the duplicated nav at the bottom. Very nice idea that makes your site a breeze to navigate through.
get rid of all the nonsense copy.
"I feel I’ve grown quite a bit during my 3 years at the school, but at the same time I’m really looking forward to see if what I’ve learned holds up out there in the real world™."
as an employer this sentence would make me think i might have to change your diaper if i hire you.
overall the logo and the site very video gamey.
the work is pretty solid.
"The site hasn't been checked in Internet explorer or on iphone / ipad yet (haven't got em). So it may very well look bad on those, I really don't know yet. "
Makes you sound unprofessional, and cocky, not a good thing. Say less, and let your work do the talking.
I'd lose the homepage and go direct to the work.
I really liked your kaos pilot identity work, though I think you should start the page with your work to set the right tone (for those of us that don't read unless the pictures look good), then step back and go through the history or the brand.
The wing-one series could be reorganized for better impact, the campaign at the bottom caught my attention more than the photo treatments you've lead with.
Gloria should lead with the photo of the blurry cyclist so we all know what we're looking at.
Also really like your cut/copy/paste series.
Other stuff doesn't seem to be at the same caliber, I'd edit down to the above plus maybe 1 or 2 more if they've got a great story attached to them.
"If you want to know more or god forbid, have some work for me"
Are you an idiot? or depressed? Don't say something like that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
on your Cut Copy Paste page, in your description you have...
""This is one of he things I like to do when I have some time off...........
should be ""This is one of THE things....""
website is cool mate.
Like others said, you should probably proofread the entire site. This page, the only one I looked at, had a misspelling or grammatical mistake in every sentence:
Twice a year The Danish Air Force HOSTS an event that shows possible applicants WHAT life is like in the air force. It was FOR this event that we were to redesign and showcase the 4 possible paths.
It is widely KNOWN how hard it is to become a fighter pilot. We wanted to make this be KNOWN for the whole air force, no matter WHICH part of it you applied for. (delete semicolon) The air force only takes the very best.
i think first page should be your portfolio page. I dont think you will need an update page ( homepage )
I love your work and how you are presenting it. looks great!
My fav would be WING_ONE 10 and KaosPilot
You have some really great work in there for sure, and I do like the piece by piece presentation style. I love it when people show parts of their work like this and also the thought process.
As far as suggestions, I guess I'm nitpicking here but I can't help wonder what it would look like with a more minimal aesthetic and drop the logo. It feels a little overdone for a personal portfolio. Also on some of the pieces, while like I said I like the collage style, I felt like the first thing I see is not the strongest part of it.
On the Air Force piece for instance the illustrations are prominent, which IMO are less impressive than the ads at the bottom of the page. On KaosPilot you put the older piece first which is a little confusing - someone quickly scanning the page might confuse that for your own work. I would lead with the main, "final product" of the piece each time, and then perhaps start from the beginning, so that people can both quickly scan the pages and get the step by step story aspect of it.
just got back after a night out, I'll look through all the responses tomorrow and do changes when I'm more clearheaded, but really thanks for all the responses, I really appreciate it.
I've made some changes based on the feedback I've gotten so far.
Lost the frontpage and changed the top of the KaosPilot project so visitors won't get confused. Will look more into how the Wing and Gloria projects are presented.
Changed the "If you want to know more or god forbid, have some work for me" text, good call.
Edited the about text so it hopefully contains less nonsense.
fixed cut copy paste text, thanks for spotting it.
fixed Gloria top banner error and the Wing text, much appreciated.
So again thanks and please let me know if you find anything else. I'm also getting some friends to help catch gramatical errors as it seems to be the biggest/most widespread problem.