I appreciate the simplicity of Todd's website. The site is easy to navigate and his bio was easy to read. He has an impressive body of work and I wonder if he's showing them to the best of his abilities. When an artist's work is impressive, you want their website to be a reflection of their work. I was slightly underwhelmed by the site in comparison to his intricate work.
I like the way he writes in first person with a lot of details. His work is enjoyable to read and gives me a sense of environment and mood. His writing is peaceful and calculated.
The second artist's web presence I decided to explore was Dale Chihuly. The "life" section of his website was where I found text accompianied by images. These pieces of text broke down Chihuly's creative beliefs, processes, and personal life. The layout of his website is very clean and is elevated by the extremely high quality images. I appreciate the dramatic "hero shots" of his sculptures as well as the work in progress images. Chihuly's web presence is something artists can only strive to achieve. He is arguably the most well known glass artist due to the nationwide display of his work. Now with social media acting as a marketing platform, Chihuly's name has spread like wildfire. Dale's massive glass work has become iconic for backdrops found in instagram photos.
Exploring my person web presence reminds me that I have a lot of work to do. While I'm leaps and bounds better than I was just two years ago, I know there is still room for improvement. I specifically need to invest in a better camera to photograph my work. Additionally, organizing the images is just as important as the quality. I'd like to re-vamp my entire site and begin to show my industrial design projects on that site as well.
Hi! My name is Autumn Lundberg. I'm a Senior at MIAD studying Industrial Design. I believe writing is an amazing tool used to propel information to forward. Writing, paired with art, can be an incredible source of nutrition for our culture.
I believe an interpretation is ones personal view on a subject. An interpretation is merely an opinion.
I'm interested in writing about the fashion found in Milwaukee- more specifically MIAD and UWM's art scenes. I love the fashion of artists and appreciate their stylistic choices as an extension of their creative self.
I would love to go beyond photographing and summarizing their fit and actually explore the reasoning behind their stylistic combinations. Artists are trend setters without even trying. We carry ourselves with "I don't give a fuck" attitudes paired with bold choices. Wonder resonates within onlookers, it's a beautiful thing to witness.
I love this person's style because it's both electric and bold yet soft and playful. Style is fun because each piece is a layered visual choice. Some pieces contrasting and contradicting, while others blend seamlessly.
A story is always being told whether we realize it or not.
OnMilwaukee: The articles found on this website seem like their trying to cater to the millennial readers, but the graphic design of the page disagrees. The articles are about brunch locations, beer gardens, outdoor drinking guides, CBD in the world of food and beverage and more. They also have a schedule of events happening around the area. I think OnMilwaukee has potential to be a platform for millennial readers but their not fully committed yet.
The Journal Sentinel is a very factual, meat and potatoes, type publication. Their articles are about stats of sports, weather updates, stock trading advice and other national news.
Shepherd Express seems like it's geared more towards millennials. The top bar that displays different topics includes LGBTQ, Hemp, Sports and Advice amongst others. Already the site feels interesting, current, and worth exploring.
Urban Milwaukee, no comment. I clicked in, and I clicked out. Doesn't catch my eye, the articles seem lame, and the overall design of the website feels lazy.
Milwaukee Magazine on the other hand feels very developed. The article images paired with the title is very eye catching and gives you a "feel" for the piece. This acts similarly to the cover of a book. The images are nice photographs and don't look cheesy. The layout of the articles are also very clean and provide me joy as I scroll. The site and articles feel clean and nicely curated.
Marquette Wire is a University website. The layout is dull, the images are small, and the headlines are dry. The articles aren't written any better than the layout was designed.
Media Milwaukee seems like an informational website. The articles are easy to read and the headlines are catchy.
Vogue is a publication that focuses on fashion, art, and beauty. Vogue is known for their edgy images paired with in depth interpretations of each piece. The website is minimal, modern, and clean. The articles are easy to read.
Upon exploring articles on various websites I've come to the conclusion that I prefer clean to cluttered. This goes for the images used on the sites as well as the articles themselves. The "clean" articles were organized, easy to read, and concise. The information being provided was the meat of the article and had very little "fluff". The cluttered articles didn't display their information in a way that was easy to digest. These articles also had distracting details and unnecessary images.
Reflecting on this information, I hope to write an article that's enticing and to the point.