In which Riki talks about design, life, and cupcakes

FastGrade redesign WIP

I’ve been doing so many freelance projects that I haven’t spent enough time on this blog. This is my attempt to change that!

All recent client work has NDAs, but I’m glad that I’ve been given the green light to show what I’ve been working on for the FastGrade website. This is a really exciting and fun project, partly because it wasn’t at all what I was expecting.

FastGrade deals with the banking/finance sector, so my initial thought was that the design should evoke a corporate feel. I was so surprised (and cautiously happy) when I was told that they were looking to inject some levity into what’s generally a very stuffy industry.

Here are a few of the designs I’ve done so far. Nothing is finalized, so I haven’t dropped these into my portfolio yet (I’ve got enough WIPs in there as it is) but I was really pleased with these and wanted to show them!

Be sure to scroll way below for a screenshot of the original homepage.




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