Some more #infographics for ya!
As part of a class assignment, I was fortunate enough to work with a group who designed some neat infographics after the rest of our class gathered the information we discussed in a whitepaper. We researched how Pinterest would be received in India and China and how the users of those countries could benefit from the burgeoning social network.
Ella Sven: SEO and finishing touches
Today was a day that I was going over the analytics of Ella Sven’s website. It was a pleasant surprise to see that organic traffic was up! Before, our second highest source of traffic was, gratefully, from Twin Stripe, an amazing online magazine started by a couple of my iMedia comrades, Katie Williamsen and Alison Harshbarger. For the week of April 25 through March 2, it has been great to see that organic traffic is second, while most of our traffic comes from Facebook! I have been lucky enough to have, in addition to creating Ella Sven’s website, be running her social media campaigns and practices. We are up to 254 likes, which has been rewarding to see the growth over these last few months, way up from the 100 or so Ella Sven had before.
I have been looking up some keywords to enhance the SEO of Ella Sven’s site over the last couple of days. It is difficult to find when I run into high search terms like “fashion,” “dresses”, “jewelry” and such. There is a lot of competition out there, so we are focusing on creating content that is unique from the rest and also having a great product that people will love to own. See a photo of one of the product pages below!
I have also been busy at work finishing up the Ella Sven shopping site! The official shopping portion should be completed by mid-July, but I will be unveiling a sneak-peak for my capstone exhibition at Elon University. If you have the chance you should check it out! My own personal hashtag for the evening will be #ellasven. The IMX, which I helped create our theme and advertising pieces as seen below, will be on Wed. May 16 at Elon University on the second floor of the Powell building.
Graduation is so close! I can taste it!
These are my portfolio mockup and business card sketches!
Like a good student, progress is there
I happened to just see a State Farm commercial and thought of that catchy headline, you like it?
Ok, so I have been a busy bee finishing up my business cards, finalizing my schedule and beginning my portfolio mockup. I spent the entire weekend in the computer labs of iMedia.
I had been working on my business cards for a while now. I did my research and tried to find inspiration from every which way. I conjured up some different designs, check them out in the post below…
Though I liked the look of these, I decided, “these are little boring.” A thought popped into my head after browsing through visual.ly, an infographic dedicated website, that I should make my business card into an infographic of some basic things about me that I feel that employers might want to know about me :) It’s going to be a folded up business card! I’m hoping it’s going to make me stand out just a little bit. I used Illustrator to create the business cards.
I also wanted to take a different approach to my portfolio site. I have been researching and scouring the internet for various examples of parallax scrolling sites. I love the single page look with the cool way of scrolling and moving objects on the page. I’m excited to get it completed so I can begin applying for jobs.
If you have any questions, please let me know! Check out the pics in the next post of my sketches for my business cards and my portfolio mockups.