Earlier this year I decided to redesign my website. My previous site was designed and launched in 2007 and had grown stale. It was difficult to add new projects and casually peruse. In the run up to my grad school applications, I decided to rethink what I wanted in my online real estate. I decided to combine my portfolio with two separate blogs I was casually running at the time, one for architecture conjecture and one of my travels. I wanted to create an all encompassing life profile that was a little bit of everything I am interested in and a lot less static. I became interested in RSS feeds around this time and I wanted to create something that could be different every time someone would visit. It took me a while to understand what all of that could be, but once I finally realized it, I was able to redesign and launch the new site in one crazy weekend. This is the result.
My previous website was based off of a flash-card idea. As launched in 2007, it featured my school portfolio work and some sample photography and graphics I had worked on over the years. Even though I primarily launched it for prospective employers, I found that many of my friends would casually visit the site upon learning my email address.