Date: June 01, 2019 / 12:00-4:00
Location: Studio Space #29, 940 Tyler St, Benicia, CA 94510
You know it is important to have an online presence as an artist. You've put in the studio time. It's time to share your work with the world, but how? In a few hours I will take you step by step through the process of creating your online presence using Squarespace—one of the most popular, artist friendly platforms in the world.
1. Preview of Artist and Photography website portfolio examples
2. How to curate/organize your own artwork
3. The difference between a bio and an artist statement.
4. The importance of good photography
5. Image preparation for the web
6. Choosing a Squarespace Template
7. Pros and Cons of different Gallery examples within Squarespace.
8. Design Styles and Typography Choices
9. Going Live!
About Airiel Design and Airiel Mulvaney:
Ok. Let's talk about you first. You've been prolific in your studio. Your art is surrounding you and you are ready to move it out into the world. You are thinking, "Do I seek gallery representation or do I sell my work online?" Either way you need a professional presence online to showcase your work.
This is where I, Airiel Mulvaney, lead designer of the team steps in. I have more than 25 years' experience as an art director, graphic designer, and project manager for corporations, ad agencies, universities and arts organizations.
One highlight of my career has been to work with the John Stevenson Gallery in New York City for twenty years. As their marketing and website designer I was immersed in images of exceptional artists and photographers whose work had a profound and energizing effect on me. It was an awe inspiring experience. I learned to step out of the way as a designer and let the artwork speak for itself. It has so much to say.
I'm also a completely focused and dedicated artist, have been a consultant and curator for multiple art exhibitions, and adhere to the belief that art will save the world!
I look forward to working with you and your art!
Lead Designer, Airiel Design Studios