expozine web design
Expozine website redesign
Our goal for the expozine website was to improve its UX and UI. Their website was lacking in functionality, accessibility, and all in all, its design in general. I started by doing research and asking many questions to try and get to know everything I could about the event and what they are needing on their website.
The content of the website was pretty straightforward and there wasn’t a lot that needed to be there, whereas their original design seemed to include a lot of unnecessary fillers. I simplified the content and created a system to view the events archives that date back to 2002.
Once that was done, I started designing moodboard and went with some tamer colors, deciding to make the website typographic rather than image based.
As an exposition to buy written works, it made sense to go very clean and typography based. The header is built completely with variations of the typeface knockout, Which can easily allow any new pages being made to be replicated
I really wanted to bring the roots of the events at the forefront of the website, and to us that means displaying the work of independent publishing houses, writers and artists. The website is less about the event “expozine” and more about what you can find at the expozine event. Who will be there ? What goes on ? etcI chose to go with sage green, and charcoal, these are not only colors that are very in style, but they are a calming color combination. using these Ican appeal to expozine full audience, people aged 16-90
The outcome of the website was successful. I was able to simplify everything and make it easier to find out about vendors and how to get in touch. everything is functional