Joel Galvez
joelgalvez@gmail.com

My focus is websites; navigation, structure, concept, wire-framing.

Sometimes I get asked to make a website when there is no existing visual identity, that way I occasionally venture on traditional graphic design territory, but more often I collaborate with a print/identity-focused designer.

The process I use is 'content first'. Starting with a rough, functioning website that gets filled with real content, that later gets worked out in detail. This puts the focus on structure and content in the beginning of a project. This process also engages the client/editor to understand (and question) how things works, rather than how things look. A side effect with this process is that, once the website launches, the client/editor is already familiar with the backend/CMS.

2015

Girls Like Us Website

2014

Perdu — poëzie en experiment

New website, and some identity work, for the poetry stage Perdu in Amsterdam. One special focus was how to deal with 30 years of archive material, and how to create a way to enter it.

Visually, I wanted to see if something (other than the usual loading spinner) could be done during the waiting time between pages. Ideally to make it part of the visual identity instead of accounting it as lost space.

With Anja

2014

Künstlerhäuser Worpswede

An somewhat outspoken visual identity and website. Both for Künstlerhäuser Worpswede and it's current moniker Die Kolonie under the new directorship of Tim Voss.

Handwriting by Kalle

2013

Zhana Ivanova

Portfolio website for Zhana Ivanova

2012

Sibling Nation

A website with a unicode world-clock for the (mostly) Melbourne-based Architects SIBLING.

Please be a bit patient with the loading times, it is hosted in Australia.

2012

De Ateliers 2012

A website to show the works of the artists in residence at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Replacing the annual printed exhibition catalogue with a website.

This is one take on how to deal with the ongoing dilemma of pages vs. scrolling on the web.

2012

beursschouwburg

There are a lot of things going on in the beursschouwburg in Brussels, so a big part of the work was finding structures that fit their programme.

Visually, it's the first time I use some form of grid with a vertical tempo, and I think that might happen again, in one way or another.

2011

W139

The first entirely intentionally mobile-friendly website, this project was the turning point when all sites needed to work on phones as well.

With Sam.

2011

Arnhem Mode Biennale

For the Arnhem Mode Biennale 2011 I got the chance to try some things with the 'fold' (the difference between the immediately visible area, and what is visible after scrolling). And in general, a bit more focus on the surface and spatial structuring than, say, cognitive structures.

2011

Galerie Fons Welters

Website for Galerie Fons Welters. Programming by artbutler.com.

The typeface is generally unspecified as sans-serif, so in most cases it will be viewed in Helvetica on macs, Arial on a PC or perhaps Droid Sans on the phone.

2010

Corriette Schoenaerts Portfolio

Portfolio website for photographer Corriette Schoenaerts. If you can, please use a large external monitor when viewing.

2010

poly-luna portfolio

Portfolio website for Luna Maurer. Using algorithm-based image placement so the layout keeps its' characteristics regardless of the screen size. (Although today, you can do something almost similar but a lot easier using flexbox)

2010

Gerrit Rietveld Academie

Website for the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. It is a combination of a regular hierarchical website and an open publishing platform for anyone within the academy to publish images, text and videos in their own name. With Alexander Shoukas and Kjartan Fridriksson.

2009

Popup Café

Website for the temporary café and gallery 'Popup Cafe'. With Per Törnberg.