Every year SmugMug hosts an employee hack event. I took a vivid approach to storytelling using photo albums and smart system automation. This is a synopsis of the vision. The hack won first place and is still under development. Content was for placement only.
2014 / Concept, Design
I drew out the system rules and constructs that comprise the page layout. Variables were outlined to share how it all fits together.
I mocked up various content styles and layouts – all the while making certain they felt complementary to the photos.
I explored colors, typography, captions, and user customization.
An Index To Match
The stories would be indexed on the user's homepage. I designed the parameters for how it rendered.
Jill Devries – Photography
Kory Westerhold – Photography
Brian Strong – Development