New site, who dis?
Hi - I’m Kieran Parker. Creative, designer and explorer of things.
Previously, this website existed as my freelance portfolio with one objective -land clients.
A shame really, as the work that normally goes on an individual's portfolio, is only half of the story, and every creative person knows a lot of the magic happens behind the scenes when no one is looking (or even paying).
Well, last year I launched my own Micro-Design-Studio MONOLIF, which takes over the role my portfolio used to do, and I figured it was finally time to turn my portfolio site, into a personal site. One that doesn't just show the best work, but shows the experiments, random explorations and behind-the-scenes thoughts.
There were a few parameters for this site, though:
- Be easy to manage.
- Be easy to update.
- Allow for growth.
- Allow me to share anything
- Be easy to change and evolve with me.
- Be beautifully simple, and subtlely elegant.
And so, after multiple iterations, I landed on a design I loved, felt checked all the boxes, and gave me hope that it will let me better express myself online, in a single place.
How long will it last before I redesign it? Who knows.
But, that is the beauty of designing a site focused on me and my content, rather than visual trends. The next version won't be a ground-up overhaul, but instead an evolution, building on what was before, and adapting to where I am going.
For now, though, it is a place to share work, thoughts, experiments & personal projects.
And that's fine with me.