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.