Adventures in Sketch

A few days ago, I created my first 4 mockup interfaces in sketch. I designed two for an improvement of the Daily Cal, and two for a sample personal portfolio site.

For the Daily Cal, I wanted to keep the feeling of a news article, but intersect it with a more modern interface. I did this by keeping the news sections in the front in a picture mosaic of different stories, and keeping the menu bar at the top. For the font, I wanted to pick a clean yet professional font, and Charlevoix Pro is a good fit for the intersection between a modern website interface and the traditional news display. For the individual news sections, I wanted to keep the layout very similar to the current news story layout, and just use a slightly cleaner, more modern font, and modern interface display.

For the personal portfolio websites, I wanted to incorporate two styles with two very distinct personalities because they work for different people. The first one, I wanted to create a more unique feel for people who have specific tastes. It’s better for photographer’s to show case artwork, and the theme was inspired by VSCO’s display. The second is meant for a more modern and friendly interface better for graphic designers or artists with a softer personality.

In all honesty, I’m a very amateur designer, and I need to study a lot more principles and user behavior, because a lot of my designs are still based on personal intuition and inspiration from other sources. Stay tuned for more of my design adventures! And check out my Behance, behance.net/ziqiziqiziqi for the full projects! XOXO Ziqi