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Blacks Gateway Pages & The Importance of Designing for Fun

You may or may not have already seen my web page designs for Blacks, a high street retailer that sells footwear, clothes, bags, etc tailored for the outdoors. I had a lot of fun with this conceptual project, here's some shots:

I did this project for a bit of fun, and so I could add another website design to my portfolio. I loved incorporating topographic lines into the design (for some reason I really love the look of topographic lines, they're so pretty!). The brand predominantly uses lighter blacks in the colour palette, so I thought a monochrome scheme would work well. I wasn't looking to re-brand Blacks, but to make something cool that fitted with their pre-existing brand.

It's great to do personal projects, and if you're passionate about your profession it shouldn't take much persuading to get on and do some in your spare time! If you truly love being a graphic designer/illustrator/creative person, you will always find time to do some work outside of your…