Main Page of Accept Joel
Accept Joel is a website based around the “getting to know a designer” process…and by this I mean: Joel, has designed a website that will help you get to “know” him in “5 easy steps.” He designed and coded the entire site himself, and you can obviously tell that he enjoyed doing it because it looks great. This is an interactive website that show cases his design skills, his drawing skills, and he unique (and funny personality.) I will admit it didn’t take me long to start thinking of how I could design a website that fits my personality and shows me off to the world. In the final step of his website you can contact him, and after I post this blog about his page I will let him know that I blogged about him! I need him to know that people still appreciate his page even if it is a little old.
The main page (shown above) is well organized. The drawings are in appropriate spots, the colors work well with each other, and I absolutely love the random paper, highlighter, and ruler that are shown. This is a cute way to show the creative process while still displaying his work! I think it is brilliant because most people don’t realize that he is already showing off his skill in so many ways!
Step 1: Fall in love with his portfolio
Step one is easy to use! He gives you a quick “how to” for the portfolio, but once you get it figured out there is so much you can do! You can click on any of the images, and then click the “show process” button and he goes about describing how he did everything. If you notice, he is still displaying his work in the design layout and the background drawings! Brilliant!
Step 2: Get to know him
Here he gives you the option of learning about him and his apparent sense of humor. Still his designs and drawings are shown. It is beginning to show how his work space might actually look when he is drawing.
Step 3: Make sure he’s serious
This page shows a letter he wrote to Parsons, New School of Design. He makes it a great point to show the school why they are an important aspect in his future, while still showing the design and drawings. I enjoy the photo of him and his humorous caption to it.
Step 4: Get in touch with him
He leaves it open for the school to contact him via social networks, email, etc.
Step 5: Tell him he’s in but to leave his ego at home
To me, this is the best page of the website because it shows his humor, but he does clarify in the “certificate” that he is not normally this cocky but he really wants to get accepted by the school.
I can’t help but wonder how he is doing, if he got accepted, and where he is now. I think this was a brilliant way to apply to a school, show off his work, and get the point across…I know that I accept Joel! I think he did a brilliant job, and deserves a pat on the back!