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November 21, 2009 redesign!

Well, after many weeks of toil, I am finally ready to reveal my totally redesigned illustration portfolio website! For those of you actually viewing this blog at its URL, you can just hit some of the new navigation links at the top of the page, and for those of you reading this from an RSS reader, just follow this link!

When I first sat down to redesign the site, I was having trouble trying to figure out what image I wanted to use for homepage. I wanted it to really reflect me and the kind of illustrations I want to be doing. Luckily, I remembered an old piece of advice that Aaron always used to tell the CCS summer workshop students: "you have to draw what you LOVE!" And well, I love drawing wizards and dragons and tree forts. So I cast myself as the wizard and then tried to fill my imaginary tree fort with as many personally meaningful objects as I could, so the space would reflect me. I really like how the image came out, and I don't think there is anyone else on earth (besides me) who could fully understand what every object in the drawing means to me.
Anyway, if you have a minute, take a lap around the new site and please let me know if you find any bugs! ALSO: a huge thanks (as usual) to Nate Beaty for some last minute help tightening up my coding!


Sam Spina said...

great new site alec! I like how the blog is integrated with everything. how come you got rid of the comic section?

Alec Longstreth said...

Thanks Sam! Watch those URLs... I have TWO sites. The illustration site has NO hyphen: and my other site (WITH a hyphen between my first and last name) has all of my comics and my personal blog: Sorry it's kind of confusing... I just wanted to have a clean portfolio site where I could send illustration clients, hence the simple illustration site.

Shaun Peterson said...

Hey Alec, Great new design! Very clean and efficient. Your new backgrounds are awesome.