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Zanimation Portfolio 2010 by z-design Zanimation Portfolio 2010 by z-design
Whew, here it is, Zanimation Portfolio 2010. Big step up from portfolio 2009.

All navigation icons I made myself except for "resources" which is credited to *LazyCrazy

Other icons were obtained and paid for from

I reused the sand footer from my 2009 design. I just love it too much.

Hopefully I will develop this by June. Didn't develop 2009 because I was never fully satisfied with it.

Critiques welcome. Let me know what you think.


Photoshop CS4
~40 hours
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Wow, eyecandy madness! Why wouldn't I score it perfect fives then? Excessiveness is the answer.
most of the effects and Icons are top notch-executed, yet, together they don't complement each other correctly, and therefore nothing stands out the way It could have if it had a little space to breath in.

I'll give an everyday life example; I'm going to grab lunch downtown where I work, and somewhere in between the ordinary grey looking people, there stands a gorgeous blonde lady, she is stunningly beautiful.

Now imagine there were no ordinary people and plain women in the scene, only 906090 blondes, not one of them would have the effect of the single one from the scene with the plain ladies.

Back to your piece, if you want lets say, "The future is here" to stand out more, it has a beautiful colorful swooshy background, however, underneath it, is another lovely background. Both are great, yet none give me the wow factor as if it stood by its own.

Bottom line I think that re-balancing the graphics here could do miracles.
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arsalthoharuddin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
I really like this
Scott-Kane Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
briliant and alive
cestnms Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
this is quite quite awesome, absolutely love the light effects here, love the way you played with the fusion modes, everything looks sleek and really eye-catching, well done!
bingyuan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
chabi-asseles Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Great work !
Professionnel Job ^^ you are perfective designer
Shoaibgeee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
What is rate for that one? If we wana purchae that one
Shoaibgeee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Can we get PSD of that one?
rnelson1313 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This is an amazing website. LOVE IT!
slepylOw Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Great work !
Realy realy nice :]
CraPul Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Thenar Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011   Writer
Love your work Z but you just can't seem to finish your projects. I hope you get Zanimation studio on line one day so I can check out your work.
z-design Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :)

I'm really bad on my personal projects aren't I? I pretty much realized I can't do everything I want. It seems that as soon as I start developing one idea, another much more epic one materializes in my mind, and I end up scrapping the previous one I started. Ugh! Also, there's simply not enough time in the day - on top of school and client projects(clients first, personal projects later.) I just need to focus on one thing only - but that's hard.

I designed a new portfolio back in the spring, and have been working on it slowly on every slightest bit of free time I can squeeze out of the day. It will be up eventually.
CanMann Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
This is amazing. Great job
osmarmesquita Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
LoL The best layout! Nice nice work :)
blottah Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Damn this is great :D
SailendraN Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
It's awesomest !!

I'm new to graphics designing, can you please provide some tip and tricks to design this kind of master piece...

bADAMCZYKpl Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
brilliant ~40 hours! nice man!
designsmart Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
grt work
Cemf Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Wow,great work!I loved it!
solidAbdul Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
I really dig the Z in the sandy footer :)

ok, let's move up. Maybe dim the navigation icons and make them abstract and as it's hovered, this version would light up. Also, maybe want to have more emphasis on the slogan (The Future is Here - making it brighter)

Products section (middle) look fantastic, but background color is not doing it justice. Maybe want to use the same purple/pink color gradient in its icons. ending with grey to blend nicely with the next section.

News/Connect/Clients: i would use abstract icons rather than these realistic ones.

footer navigation: same for the top one. or maybe just have them abstract with simple hover effect.

All in all, this is such a GREAT WORK!
ens-r Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
My God , Html css Send ?
Player-Designer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Great layout.
visualexpression Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Fantastic Colors & Lightining Effects....
Fabrizio32 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Great layout!
zakzak008 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
i liked it so much :)
ortix Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
your usage of color is amazing. This is better than sex i think haha.
kuma-x Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
So chrispy and juicy! :love:
c-quence Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, this is like the best glossy and colorful thing I've seen. Very sleek.
Ahmadelshawardy Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Student Interface Designer
very nice
CihanKaygusuz Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Fantastic! :heart:
MisterM1988 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
Very nice !! :D
Junkan7 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
AmazeNL Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
jamnicky Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
superb webdesign master
Burnwell88 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
man ... you are something else :D .... love your work .....
romeov Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
I have to disagree with the comments about the Nav not working, I think it's spectacular. And honestly, it's a bit different than the normal, minimalist menu navs I see in most web 2.0 sites, which is why I think some people think it doesn't work. It's stunning, I love it. be bold.
WebFLasheR Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Student
What software did you use for the 3D logo?
z-design Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Photoshop =)
WebFLasheR Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student
CS4 ?
CreativeSolitario Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
nice color man :D
Mstarback Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Hey you know what ? I HATE YOU ! fucking talentuous person ! (that's a joke of course)
Philter137 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning. I really like the initial (and lingering) impact of this.
I'd like to see the top nav buttons with a shaded matte finish, without the rivets and the glow/flare effect behind each icon. Otherwise, I wouldn't change a thing.
This work is and incredibly beautiful and light years beyond my ability.
Well done!
anish4u Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
artistsanju Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
can't give comments because I have not word for this. just say awesome work.
neoblonde-hustler64 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Student Photographer
This is like SOOOOO neat:D :giggle:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
This is just remarkably awesome. I dig how many colors you're introducing. It's so bright, shiny, yet cleanly designed and organized. There's so much space for each element, and the navigation is all laid out well enough that even an old man with little internet experience could traverse through the site with little problem.

Well done.
drivecool Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Visually Stunning. I have read all the posts so far and I have to say that I disagree with many of the posts saying to mute the colors a little. It has been a long time since my eyes were stimulated like that.

That said, I only have one minor issue with the design. I am not a fan of the rivet-like dimples used on the top nav sections. I love the nav, but those dimples are not used anywhere else in the design and it just makes the nav feel a little less polished than the rest of the site.

Mad props though. I love the design!
Sibusinho Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Looks really cool :)
Maybe it's a little... uhm... overdone, but it looks really nice, good job :)
usk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Just beautiful. I love how you intergrated the sand into the design :3
ZenithAstra Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Amazing design. I love the style, and the colors work extremely well. The icons are extremely well done, but a bit contrasted in my opinion especially "about" and "downloads" the effects are very well done. Great job!
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