Proposed Platzner & Co. Website

This is the first project I have done that takes design cues from a specific style of design; Art Deco. Platzner and Co. was a small marketing consultancy that requested a website design that incorporated Art Deco style. The client declared that the resulting design looked too "techy" and chose to go in a different direction after paying for services rendered.

The Design

This desktop only design featured three different layouts including the homepage, a content page with a left sidebar, and a blog post page with a right sidebar. The project also required branding design in the form of the logo, and some custom visual elements for horizontal and vertical rules, and list bullets.

Other Art Deco elements included patterns and elements typical of the style like the tiled background that resembles wallpaper. The masthead features a sun-burst pattern repeated horizontally. A stylized typeface was used for top-level headers. Even the shape of the logo is consitent with the style.

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Homepage screenshot
Homepage screenshot

The Homepage

The complete view of the homepage

Layout of the blog post page
Layout of the blog post page

Blog Index Page

Example of the blog index page layout

Detail of the tiled wallpaper
Detail of the tiled wallpaper

Art Deco Wallpaper

Detail of the tiled wallpaper used as the background for the site

Detail of the tiled wallpaper
Detail of the tiled wallpaper

Art Deco Widgets

Detail of the custom elements for bullets, and the vertical and horizontal rules.

Detail of the homepage masthead
Detail of the homepage masthead

Homepage Detail

Detail of the homepage including the masthead and logo

Layout of the content page
Layout of the content page

Content Page Detail

Example of the content page layout