Responses by David Kirschberg, interactive designer
Background: Moving to the other side of the world is neither small nor easy. To help with this, I and developer Daniel Novikov created a site that would get the attention of creative peers in the industry and hopefully lead to some connections, conversations or coffees, along with showcasing the style of work and level of interactivity we loved.
Navigation features: The infinite scroll. We wanted a site that grabbed users’ attention from the get-go with a number of small detailed features and ease of access throughout the case studies. Our solution to this was an infinite scroll with smooth transitions, enabling a playful experience right from the start and encouraging the user to easily browse through the projects, never reaching an end.
Challenges: Designing something for yourself is always the most challenging task you can give yourself. Between constant redesigns, changing directions and styles, you are your own worst client and have to kill your darlings with ruthless efficiency.
Favorite details: The site itself is rather lean: its features rely on tight typography and playful interactions. There are a few interactive details or Easter eggs throughout the site; however, the hover effect on the title in the “About” page is my favorite. It’s rather small but has a nice playfulness to it, and for me, it showcases the interactivity that we are trying to convey.