Here I am again, telling my life story to anyone who will listen. In fact, I’m seriously surprised you’re even reading this!
Obsessive is the word I use to describe the frequency of my website redesigns over the 3 years I was running a portfolio online. I had close friends doing the same thing and I got to the point where I’d redesign my entire website over a day or two – which is a lot considering it was all done in html in those days, which meant re-uploading the whole thing each time!
It started simple, my last name was the focus of my first online portfolio. I unfortunately lost my first website which I banged together when I was 15, but have managed to keep a screen shot of the second design which I released a year later at the ripe age of 16. Very “photoshoppy”:
It was purely there to show off the imagery I had created in Photoshop, with a few links to websites I liked and friends of mine also. If you have any experience in Photoshop, you’ll notice that I fell in love with the bevel feature!
Blind Eye (blind-i.com)
This was when things got serious. I spoke to my dad, asked for a domain name and hosting and he sorted it out for me – the genius name I had was Blind Eye.
This version lasted a little while, but then I gained my severe addiction to website redesigns.
I went totally nuts, constantly redesigning and re-imagining my image. But man did I learn and evolve my style at this time, which I think is when I learnt the absolute most. I learned not to do a whole layout for each page though, so here are the designs that followed…
Yeah I started on WadeMcMaster.com back in 2003, but never finished it. It was only in 2015 I decided to follow through, so we’re here now. But I did come up with some basic designs for it, using the following image:
I never implemented this style into a complete site however, and that’s where it ended! I started work full time as a graphic designer & web designer and it kept moving from there.
So that’s the history of my online portfolios before now. I hope you enjoyed it! 😛