After the first day in over a year where I didn't touch my computer, my eyes were ready to roll. Came back pumped with creativity and focused on creating our About Page. Got deeper than I ever have on the design side but I'm about that life.
Spent all day Thanksgiving in bed. First time in over a year where I did not use my computer at all. Was feeling the same disorientation and eye pain plaguing me previously.
Friday, I woke up refreshed though. One of the byproducts of this quarantine has been creativity. I found myself laying in bed yesterday thinking of fluent thoughts which is what I will be needing as I hop back into the social media scene.
It is also what I needed to create a great About Page. That was the task for the day. While initially I was going to write out all the copy and then include instructions for Guy on how to design things, I did it differently. I decided to design it myself in Figma.
First was outlining the components of what I wanted. That was a catchy headline, our mission, our values, our team (with room for expansion), and something a little extra. Looked at a ton of inspiration and for the style, I wanted to make more use of the red.
Since I was pumped with creativity, I went deeper on design that I would usually. Tried making some repeating backgrounds, custom shapes, unique layouts, and more. This took hours of iterations and required me learning some new things in Figma.
One thing I am specifically proud of is recreating the Prentus logo in Figma from scratch. Now I have a version that I can easily edit in the future without illustrator. This also removed the need of waiting for the new version from Guy.
In the end, much of my creativity had to be scrapped either due to it being ugly or too hard to implement in code.
I did finish off a pretty good starter About Page. Next step will be adding it to our landing page builder tomorrow.