This is from about 2 years ago. An unused design exploration for the Google Drive landing page. Obviously way to dark to work for the client but I still think it was a little interesting. See bigger view in the @2x and full view in the attachment.
You should also check out the case study I made for the Google Drive project on my portfolio.
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10 months ago
What type of direction do you get for something like this? Do you get the copy, headlines and information from the client as part of the brief? All of your work feels so right because the content is given the proper hierarchy. Just wondering how much you figure out and how much the client lays out.
I guess this question could apply to all of the work you've shown recently not just this.
I find in my workplace it's hard to get a solid design because they don't know how they want to position the messaging, what information goes where and how much to add. It's the biggest challenge when trying to design a solid layout if the content keeps changing.
very good question @Marco Moreno ... looking forward for the answer @Haraldur Thorleifsson :)
@Marco Moreno & @Ala Dadan. I can't go into the specifics of this or any other project.
But I can say that I've found that the most important part of being a good designer happens before you open up Photoshop or even sketch things out.
Communicating with clients, working with them on figuring out the right hierarchy and structure, gaining their trust, fully understanding the objectives (while selective listening to the clients ideas about the best ways to reach those objectives) etc is crucial.
If I find myself in a position where I'm simply doing what I'm told, (effectively just being the guy that knows how to use Photoshop as opposed to a designer that can solve problems), then I need to backtrack and re-evaluate my relationship with the client because the result will automatically be sub par.
@Haraldur Thorleifsson got it .. and thank you, its always interesting to see how other designers implement their design process
@Haraldur - You make valid points that we designers strive for and seek out. I'll have to agree and add that the client side of that equation is the harder part to find. Ultimately though, we won't find that perfect client if we stop looking though right? Always move forward.
Thanks again man. It means a lot when a designer is willing to take the time to provide some insight.
Hi @Marco Moreno. Nobody is born a perfect client, just as nobody is born a perfect designer. The client is trying to do their best and will adapt to each situation and each designer in the way they think will lead to the best outcome.
I then think it's my job to educate the client and guide them through the process so we end up with something everybody can be proud of.
The "create an account" button seems out of place... the style seems a bit different from the rest of the design. Other than that it looks great!
@Haraldur Thorleifsson Awesome as always... :)
As much as I like the beauty and simplicity that white adds to the previous shots, I must admit that black gives it a certain feel to it, very different yet more elegant and mysterious. Excellent work as usual @Haraldur Thorleifsson!
9 months ago
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