about this site
This site has been designed to minimze its ecological footprint.
It's built using a static site generator I designed + developed called Planted.
Planted is still very much a work in progress, but it looks to the site developed by Low Tech Magazine for inspiration.
While minimal in page weight, the Musk Foundation site is not the most attractive
But as a designer and artist, aesthetics are still very important to me. I wanted my site to look clean, polished and well designed while still following Sustainable UX practices as best I can. Some compromise was necessary.
I also chose to forgo a lot of the motion design/interactive features I see on many portfolio sites. I tend to find a lot of the effects used on such flashy sites are a bit distracting - if I want to showcase some interaction design, I'll link out to a project rather than try to cram everything into my portfolio site.
If you are interested in collaborating around digital sustainability, please feel free to reach out to me via email.