Board Game Geek

Method/Platform:

Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator

Client:

Board Game Geek

Project Type:

Redesign / Update

Stage:

Home, Search & Individual Game Page Designs Completed

Special Functionality:

This design features a carousel on the homepage that would display games that were popular during that week, as well as a section that utilizes icons to list out select categories to the user.

Additional Notes:

This redesign was a group project and I was ultimately responsible for the designs of the three pages. My group and I reviewed the current website and decided that this website needed some better organization, as well as a design that would complement the content instead of forcing it all into tight groups and causing their users to possibly feel overwhelmed.

Details:

wanted the color palette for this project to be calming yet bold and eye-catching. The blues were chosen because they evoke a relaxing emotion and the red was chosen to be a bold accent color to grab users’ eyes and point them to the calls to action. For this redesign, I wanted to make it bright and bold to bring people in.

I knew that these colors would be helpful to bring attention to the parts of the site that may have been overlooked otherwise, or that were perhaps harder to locate. I also chose two of the colors – the green and blue – because they were in the site’s logo and they played off of each other well.

I really enjoyed this project, even though I was apprehensive at first about the client. I don’t know very much about games, or what users of gaming sites enjoy, so I tried to research it and bring in as much knowledge to the project as I could. I found that while I wanted to bring an experience that would guide the users through the site, I also wanted it to be visually appealing so that the content could be more easily navigated.


Original Website

Color Palette

Color Palette

Mockups

Home/Landing Page Search Results Page Individual Game Page