Tremaine Robinson ITGM 705 Professor David E. Meyers Winter Quarter 2011 FINAL PROJECT PROPOSAL
Tremaine Robinson ITGM 705 Professor Meyers
Final Project Proposal After some long thought out mental debates amongst myself and peer suggestions I believe that
it would be best if I developed a personal artist portfolio website. In the past I have started to create a website but I just never had the time to follow through with it because I would get side‐tracked by work and other school projects. This class gives me motivation to pursue this till the very end. I have some experience with Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Photoshop, and Illustrator. All these programs can be used to complete the task at hand. Over the next week I will be brainstorming my site layout, sketching it out on paper, and then laying it out in either Photoshop or Fireworks. My site will consist of a splash page, a home page, sections to show‐case my art work, an about me page, and contact info page including my resume. I want this site to represent me in the best way possible so I will try my best at creating a site that reflects my personality.
I am pursuing a career in the gaming industry and I want to be able to “put my best foot
forward. In the past I have spoken with recruiters from top gaming companies and most of them say that they prefer for prospective employees to have a website or a link to their work. They very rarely look at demo‐reels on DVD’s anymore because it’s too much of a hassle to keep changing out DVD’s. It’s more convenient to just type or copy and paste a link in a search bar and look at someone’s work that way. This is why I think it’s important for me to have a website. I do already have a Vimeo.com account with some work on it but there aren’t many options for personalization. As for the interactivity I do plan on incorporating some flash elements but not too many because I hear from others that a flash website can be a bit tricky to edit.
I want my site to consist of scrolling images that move either left or right depending upon where
you place your cursor. Scroll over navigation has always been one of my favorites and it adds some style to a website. I believe that blogs are important because they allow for potential employers and other artists to comment on your work and leave very valuable insight on how they feel about your abilities. It’s very gratifying to hear or see words of encouragement from people who have more knowledge than you. So, I will research on how to implement a blog section into my website or some kind of way for people to leave messages. Perhaps in my contact me section I could have an area for people to email me their messages. I want this site to be easy to navigate through and interactive enough so that visitors to
the site don’t get bored. If you can please let me know how you feel about me doing a website and how I can make it awesome.