Grayden Poper is an interactive designer with a great sense of whimsy. I came across his site in a list of creative “About” pages and am so glad I did!
When you first hit his site, you see some different things Grayden wanted to be when he grew up. Hit the teardrop above each one to reveal his comment about it. The intro is the perfect setup for his work, the bulk of which seem to incorporate lovely textures and rich depth in colors and images like his own personal site does.
These concepts for Taylor Guitars and IFYC are just stunning.
For contrast to this first image, look at the existing Taylor Guitars site… this will open in a new window so you can compare them. You see a little bit of the flavor, but lacking the same depth of style Grayden designed, which makes it feel a little bland. (It was no doubt easier to code, but I feel the brand would’ve been better off with this concept as the high quality and originality of the site is a subliminal indicator of the high quality of the guitars.)
Multiple layers of textures, infused with personality, detail to attention others would overlook, subtle nuances of brilliance, a dose of interactivity to keep things interesting… Grayden Poper is a master of his craft. Visit his site now!