Sunday, May 10, 2009 website redesign

Justin Klump is a very good friend of mine, has been since I was a freshman at PLU. I will take the time to claim that I was his friend before I realized he was such a talented musician. Whew! Ok, now that I have got that off my chest, let me continue...I volunteered to create Justin's website in order to both build my portfolio and help him out at the same time.

First, let me introduce you to what Justin's site looked like to begin with:

I point the earlier version out only to offer a comparison. Here is the site I built for Justin:

At the time I created this site design, Justin was just beginning to make a dent in the industry and was just beginning to get his name out there. I therefore wanted to incorporate a 'Starving Artist' theme, and this was my reasoning behind the crinkled-up paper, cardboard, tape, etc. I also thought it gave him a sense of mystery and underground, too. And the spotlight you see within the design was just that, a spotlight... used to signify that although he was a 'starving artist' in many ways, he was on the verge of making a breakthrough. (Design created: 2004)

A couple quick plugs for Justin:

Justin is a great musician and I've really come to enjoy listening to his creations. He's also a great friend and incredibly gifted individual. Check out Justin's new site design (very nice!): Also check out Justin on MySpace ( - listen to a few of his tracks and I think you'll be hooked!


  1. You are so right, I "found" Justin Klumps music thanks to you, and now I am hooked. I cannot stop listening. I will buy his CD as soon as possible (released in Sweden?? :) well, I will buy it next month :)

  2. Oh, and I like your work as well..added you yesterday to blogs I follow :)

  3. Thanks for the comments - I appreciate the praise for my design work.

    And I would absolutely second the notion that Justin's music is very heartwarming, uplifting and motivating. He's a great guy too - make sure to tell others about him when you get the chance.

    Thanks for following my blog!