Site of the Week: Gozu
French creative developer simply known as Gozu displays some very impressive interactive design. Check him out
DESIGNER: Ugo Le Prud’homme
As a graduate of only a few years, Gozu has clearly hit the ground running judging by the work on show across this impressive portfolio site. Gozu lets his work speak for itself. His showreel instantly launches the moment the site loads. Visitors can sit back and enjoy the show that includes web design, flash and interactive components.
Gozu explains the concept of his site: “The concept is rather simple really. I wanted to gather all of my best work and present this to potential clients in the most engaging way possible. It was also important that my portfolio site showed that I was more than just a Flash developer and that I have evolved my skills as new technologies have come along.”
What is interesting and engaging about this portfolio site is that it illustrates how these showcases have developed over the last few years. As Gozu points out: “I principally use jQuery as I wanted my site to have the feel of a Flash portfolio, but have the advantages of using HTML – SEO and more visibility for instance. I could also ensure that the quality of the site was high to show that attention to detail is very important to me.”
Portfolio sites have to do a number of things: Showcase the work of the designer, engage with the viewer as well as offer the usual contact details. How these elements are creatively combined makes one portfolio standout from another. Once viewed you’ll certainly remember this one.
The Manu Tan project further displays the talent of Gozu
The Info page reveals more about the man behind the site