This is so very ironic. The website that I am designing for myself is very similiar to yours. Difference: you are using a professional zip-up portfolio (which looks fantastic, btw), and mine is based loosely on the Necronomicon book design theory. The main problem I am having is the turning of pages; scripting how to turn the pages and making the pages look as if they are flipping. You have done a fantastic job with it. If you can point me in a direction of a tute online on how to do such a thing, I would gladly appreciate it.
The “contact me” slip is pretty neat. Critique: I wouldn’t have the writing appear out of no where. I would already have it scribbled on, and a bit of the writing poking out with the paper from the sleeve. This will catch someone’s attention and have them rollover it ("eh, what’s this read on this piece of paper jutting out of the sleeve? Hmmmm… ". Cheesy scenerio, I know). I was trying to figure out what everyone was talking about and found it by accident. Also, the boldness of the scribble doesn’t look right. Looks too much like a thick-nosed marker. If you are using a digitizer, I would use a smaller pixel size when writing this. If it is a font, then get the bold off. Due to the color, with a smaller pixel size for the width of the line, this would remind me of (what I call, but don’t know the actual term) “marker pens”, the type that look like pens and have a tip like a .028 refillable pencil lead.
Great layout, design work, easily readable, accessable… ‘teacher’s pet’ material .
Overall: 4.8 out of 5.1 (I use a 5.1 scale, with the additional .1 being absolutely original, flawless, and ‘tilt-your-head-this-is-unreal’. Only 2Advanced has gotten that score from me for a Flash site. But, for a portfolio of your caliber… you earned this well ).
I just realized… perhaps bump up the font value for the head page. I am currently viewing this at work at 1024x768 with a tad bit squinting. But, I wonder about others resolution. Average is what I have above and 800x600, which would be good for those who decide to read it. But, at home, I have my rez at 1280x1024. I’m wondering if I will have issues reading it? I also wonder what other graphic artists use. But, then… we are talking about corporate-type of people here that will view your site. And they fear above 1024x768 rez and usually stay below that. So, after coming to an understanding within myself about this issue, I just now wasted precious moments of my time and yours, and taking up space on CGTalk’s server.