How do you know that you’ve done a good job as a designer? Every time I’ve ever created a new design in the form of a website, or a print piece, or a painting I always try to get feedback. Interestingly enough, even when I think I’ve done a killer job, I can never predict what the responses to my work will be. I’ve designed very rushed and generic website design demos that clients have fallen in love with. On the other hand, I’ve designed demos that were stunning examples of cutting edge design and been asked, “Could you make it more green, get rid of the rounded corners, and just re-do the top section?” So how DO you know?
The new design for jasongraphix has been up for exactly two weeks today, and I’ve been getting lots of great feedback on all aspects of the design and workings of the site. Some good, some bad, but all helpful. It wasn’t until today though, that I’ve felt really proud of my new design. Why is that you ask? Because people are stealing it!
I guess the best part of creating unique graphics and textures for a site design is knowing how easily they will be spotted when used by others. Apparently Dale Cruse – the “designer” of Big Bottom (feeder) offers: