Monday, February 19, 2007

Finally finished

I have never felt so much relief putting a website live than I did last night. I've been working on a monstrous Flash project for most of the past year and. its. finally. over. whoo!

For anyone who's interested in what I do for my real day job, you can check it out here. I'm not 100% proud of this project mind you. It might be visually impressive (albeit clunky) but I don't think it does what it's supposed to do as well as it could - which is provide 'young people' with information on some very serious topics.

I don't think such a heavy focus on 'cool' was appropriate here ... but I lost that debate with the art director ;) Who knows, I could be wrong. We'll wait and see how successful it is.

Anyway, the best thing about finishing that project is that it leaves me free to do some things that I've been talking about doing for ages. Today I finally went and visited 'Print Ink' - a screen printing studio who print fabric yardages (who also happen to be around the corner. How I love N.Melb). I was very impressed. They were exactly what I'm looking for and were such lovely people too! The prices were reasonable however require me to be fairly confident and commited about printing my designs and trying to sell them. Ahh well, whatever happens it should be a heap of fun!


Erin said...

De-lurking to say congrats on finishing your big project, Lara. I worked as a content developer on a similar 'yoof' website for a city council in another state, and I had the same feelings - the project head was obsessed with it the site's token 'youth culture' vibe and not enough about how and why it would be used. I think you've done a great job, these info-heavy sites can't be easy to design!
For what it's worth, I know I and a few other people I know would definitely buy your designs on fabric. No doubt about it!

Anonymous said...

Are you serious? It'll be a knockout. You'll be giving Nicola Cerini anxiety attacks in no time.

Anonymous said...

I love your designs Lara! They're what first drew me to you on Flickr. I would be thrilled to carry them at Blossom Home.
xo Sylvie

Stereoette said...

dude, did you know your prints are being featured over at Design*Sponge????

Anonymous said...

congrats on finishing the big project. looks great, nice flash work but yeah not sure if it's appropriate for the subject matter concerned, but hey- it's what the client wants as usual! nice mention on designsponge too! hopefully you will be working on your jewellery designs too? :)

Anonymous said...

congrats on finishing the big project! i sure know that load-off-your-back feeling. phewy. :)
you did a good job despite the heavy-handed art direction.

Now get onto that fabric printing! :D

leslie said...

oh my god, you're on design sponge! did you know you're on design sponge??? so excitied for you!!!!

Anonymous said...


Like your work, I'm based in Melbourne too - would it be possible for us to have a chat about some design work... thefashionstudent referred you :)

Cheers, James