Portfolio Study - Jasper Goodall:
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.
Jasper Goodall is a critically acclaimed illustrator/artist from Birmingham, England - graduating from The University Of Brighton in 1995. He has worked on some amazing projects in his lifetime, more recently designing the covers of several Muse singles and follow-up artwork for their gig at Wembley Stadium; I was intrigued to see how an artist of this stature would set up his online portfolio.
Goodall has kept his site minimalistic, with a sidebar on the left and a central column for images/text. The front page of his site acts like a blog, and the site and his work can be accessed in more detail through exploration of the sidebar and the options within. The site is predominantly white space, as an artist with his style, I was expecting more. He focuses so much on explorative backgrounds, characters, colours and the cosmos in his work, it would have been nice for that to carry over onto his site. However, the white space does let his work speak by itself, but sometimes I wanted to zoom in on some of the immaculate detail in his work, and was disappointed when this was not an option.
To visit Jasper’s site, fit to the brim with meticulous artwork, go straight to www.jaspergoodall.com