Westward Circle Graphics

I used to do the graphic design work for a band called Westward Circle. Here are some of the website graphics that I designed for them.

Layout Design Graphics Set 2
May 2009

Given no photos or ideas to go off of, these are the layouts I came up with. I was given the titles of the links and the font for the band title across the top.

Layout Design 9

I came up with the design for this layout just as an alternative choice. It seemed like a good idea at the time for the layout design, but then in the end I just couldn't get it to connect. I got the photo off of a stock photo site called Corbis. I didn't actually code the website page for this design, but it would've been positioned in the top left corner of the screen.

Layout Design 8

This is the one that we ended up deciding to go with, I only came up with 2 designs for this set, as you can see. And I really liked the mural used in this layout, which was done by Gregor Zakelj. I was originally going to do a layout based around a creepy hallway and this photo which featured the mural at the end of the hallway seemed like a good base to use. I altered the photo, added the logo and links, etc.

Layout Design Graphics Set 1
March 2005

These are layout graphics that I came up with where I was given a small set of various quality images to work with, the names for the links, and some vague layout ideas. These are what I ended up coming up with in response...

Layout Design 7

This is the one that we ended up going with. The font that was swapped out in this one is sort of the official WC font, so we went with that one for the title. Myseri actually ended up coding up the layout and putting it online, however. It would have been positioned in the middle of the web browser.

Layout Design 6

This is taking the last design and swapping out the font for the band name at the top of the page. Mind you, this font was specifically picked by Myseri for use on the layout. It would have been positioned in the middle of the web browser.

Layout Design 5

This is somewhat of a twist on the header idea. Instead of it being a "header", I sort of made the photos into a "sider". Myseri actually liked the concept and the use of paper texture, but he didn't like the use of font (even though I think it looks good). It's an overall pretty unimpressive design, since it's mostly just a boxed off blend and a box of paper texture with some shadowing. As I said, I preferred the very first two designs. It would have been positioned in the middle of the web browser.

Layout Design 4

For this one, I obviously just made a completely bare-minimums header that could be used in a template style website, with a column underneath it, or something like that. Again the textures are done using photos from Jade's photography. It would have been positioned in the middle of the web browser.

Layout Design 3

This is another header-y type design for the website. It is meant to have a very bare-minimums feel to it. I added some texture using photos from Jade's photography. It would have been positioned in the middle of the web browser.

Layout Design 2

This is another design I came up with. I actually like this one too. Myseri wanted something that had more of a "header" feel to it. So, I came up with this design idea. I tried to make something that had a header, but still had an interesting structure to things, so it wouldn't feel too "templatey". It would have been positioned in the middle of the web browser.

Layout Design 1

This is the primary design I came up with for their website, and is probably my favorite out of all of them. I just sort of came out with the idea for the positioning and flow of things on my own, and it ended up being a non-favorite of Myseri's. I like how it has sort of a smokey feel and a good use of shape and color. It would have been positioned in the very top left corner of the web browser.


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