I am a Web designer who has worked in the field since its early beginnings. Over the years I have done many different kinds of sites for many different clients. Eventually, I realized that I there were a few things many people wanted. Foremost, most of the artists I worked for wanted a clean, professional looking design with their own branding and URL. Also, they wanted a place to put up samples of their work.
I researched some of the existing template site solutions out there and realized that they took the ‘kitchen sink’ approach. Their approach left the design looking cluttered, and gave people many features they wouldn’t use. I wanted to keep the design very clean, simple and professional looking because that was very important to my clients. Also, it seemed that the default template wasn’t quite right, and some customization was always necessary.
As a result, I came up with the idea of making simple, easy to use site, with the basic features that most artists wanted. Also, I realized that it would be necessary to have an actual human help out with tailoring the site to the specific needs of the client. So instead of making a ‘one size fits all’ template, I made one that could be changed and added to.
In the interest of making this site as user friendly as possible, I created a back-end area that allows the client to upload images using just a few clicks of the mouse. The images are automatically sized to the correct dimensions, and the portfolio is built, without requiring any technical knowledge.
If you are interested in setting up a portfolio site, I’d love to set up a time to talk with you and see what your needs are. Please feel free to contact me.