Well, after literally years of piggybacking on deviantART's portfolio, I finally got my own portfolio site. There are still a couple of things that need to be tweaked at the new site, but basically all the content is up and ready to go. The goal was to make the site very simple and minimalistic while still convey that it's a site of a designer. The site itself was coded up by the guys over at The Phuse ([link]) so be sure to check them out! Like I mentioned before there are still a couple of things that need to be tweaked on so the users can know and be aware when they visit the site:
1. contact sheet is there, but is currently not working properly (should be fixed in the next day or so), and
2. the main layout will shift up by a couple of pixels or so (nothing major)
3. the logo is not finalized, it's just a temporary one for now (but something I liked and quickly made). The final one will more realistically represent the site name and should be there the end of this week if not for sure the starting of next.
Other than that it's pretty much done. So without further ado here is my new portfolio site:
The name layercraft was chosen because I do work a lot with Photoshop and layers, and I consider good design a craft by itself so the name layercraft came together. I had a couple of other good ones in mind as well but they were all taken. Needless to say I'm very happy with this name and I think it represents what I do really well.
In terms of deviantART, I will still be posting previews of my work here, but for actual downloading I'm going to re-direct the links to the portfolio site just so I can see what people like and what they don't in terms of icon styles and types. Most of the content on my deviantART gallery are already up on the site as well, but there are a couple I wanted to keep exclusive to deviantART from a personal level since this was the site where I got my launch from. These include some of my first icons and wallpapers. Over the course of the next few weeks I'll slowly transfer links from my dA account and re-direct them to my portfolio site (except for the aforementioned few icons and wallpapers which will still be downloadable from deviantART). Again I'll still post previews and sketches of all my icons just like I do now. It's just that for freeware icons and larger portfolio specific work I'll be re-directing links to my portfolio site. I want to thank everyone who like my work and I'll make sure you guys continue to get some awesome goodies this way