I wanted a portfolio page that didn't look like everyone else's, instead opting for a design that highlights my love of art nouveau styling. My illustration skills set me apart from other graphic designers, so I chose to emphasize those in the page design by incorporating both the stylized vector graphics of the frame as well as the fully painted 'muse' centerpiece. I created the frame in Illustrator, adding raster effects in Photoshop. The woman was painted entirely in Photoshop.
Ease of use was another important consideration in the design. I choose a narrow frame for the content so that lines of text would be an easily-readable length. I also used relatively large type for ease of reading. See the colophon for more specific design details.
Early design concept.
Early design development.
Early stage footer design.
Final footer design.