Portfolio Study - Advocate Gallery:
For my most recent unit of work I have been given the task of creating an online portfolio/curriculum vitae for myself; as my knowledge of web design is limited I have decided it best to research into how websites are read, how they are used, and how they are created. This series of blog posts will look at a selection of illustrators/designers portfolios, and how I can learn from their layout and presentation of their web space.
In the Summer of 2012 I was fortunate enough to work for Advocate Art, an illustration agency in Ashtead, England; Advocate Art run a gallery alongside their agency on the ground floor of their building, and they are responsible for displaying many artists work both in their gallery and on their gallery website.
Throughout their site you are greeted by a lot of white space alongside their logo and navigation bar at the top of the page. I’m not the biggest fan of white space on a website, as sometimes it can make the page look barren and boring; however, on this gallery site it looks clean, professional and resonates the feel of a gallery space. More often than not, galleries are made up of large, white walls with work sparsely distributed across them; this is definitely the feel that I get from Advocate Gallery’s website, which I’m sure is difficult to pull of well, but is something that they have managed to achieve.
To see Advocate Gallery’s site, and find out which work they are displaying currently, head over to: www.advocate-art.com/gallery