I’m proud to present yet another bespoke website project for a highly-talented illustrator from Paris who now lives in Singapore. Philippine Poplu has done work for the luxury industry in Paris including well-known interior designers and fashion brands such as Hermès and Saint Laurent. She needed a website to showcase her amazing collection of work and a way for future clients to contact her.
Philippine had a good idea of what she wanted but was frustrated trying to translate her vision into a real website using Wix (which would have been impossible given its limitations). She came to me for help and I was able to translate her vision into reality while also offering other design options for consideration.
The final outcome was a minimal-looking website with a strong image focus. Special touches were added throughout the website such as her hand-written navigation menu and hand-drawn arrows for her slideshows, giving the website a distinctive personal style. Also featured is a masonry-style grid to showcase her portfolio projects with a category filter to help the website visitor sort through her projects more easily. The layout of most portfolio grids tend to look structured and rigid. However, to compliment the exuberant personality of her work, I’ve designed the grid to look more interesting by giving it an irregular random layout with variable image sizes. Each time she adds more projects to the website, this page is going to look different for an extra element of fun!
The grid on the Publication page works in a similar manner except that it opens a lightbox gallery of images with titles and hand-drawn elements added.
As Philippine wanted the ability to make website updates on her own, the Admin Area of the website (also known as the backend) was specially customized with Custom Post Types and Advanced Custom Fields. To wrap things up, User Manuals were created which I ran through in a Training Session with her after the website launch.
Here are some behind-the-scene images of the project, hope you enjoy them and write me a comment if you like!
SERVICES PROVIDED: Custom Website Design & Development, WordPress Consultation & Training
** IMPORTANT NOTICE **
As of today, I’m currently not accepting any new website projects until further notice. The Blog Spa is WAY OVERDUE for a fresh brand revamp and not only that, I’ll be reviewing my entire business to see how things can be improved for myself and my clients. Change can feel scary but it’s crucial if you want to strive for growth! I’ll be sure to keep you posted. As always, thank you for your support.