First version of my website, created at my debut in January 2012. Personally, I find it quite difficult to design your own projects. Due to time and some personal constraints, I developed this first version as a communication medium to promote my services.
At the time of completion, I was heavily influenced by a series of designs inspired by Art Nouveau. Hence the first logo based on my initials. The choice of colors has come “naturally” in the sense that I liked it. Today I don’t think it was a good choice, but as I said, when creating personal materials, it’s really hard to set constraints since we’d like to test different directions.
Then the design uses different shades of gray to separate the main parts: Header, Body and Footer. To avoid an impression of floating elements for the menu, logo and texts, the header is textured.
Red is used sparingly to highlight elements of the site and make it clear to the user that she can interact with.