Geeky Explorer is a travel blog with itineraries and travel guides focused on Portugal as a destination. Bruno, the author of the blog, needed a fresh and minimal redesign to kick-off 2019 and we worked together to achieve that. The new design was online in late December of 2018.
When I designed the logo (above) and the first design for Bruno's blog in late 2014 we did something unique that lasted 4 years. For the next iteration, Bruno was looking for a website that looked good and performed even better.
I started this project by assembling a quick mood board with Bruno's inspirations. My next step was to focus on the creation of wireframes for all the 9 types of pages that the blog had. Through quick iterations in coffee shops for a couple of Sundays, we got to a design that we were both proud.
Creating high-fidelity mockups in Sketch was my next step. Bruno was excited to see beyond the wireframes for the first time and get a sense of the direct I was going. When those 9 pages were finalized and approved by Bruno, I prepared a prototype in InVision so he could share with the design agency that was going to code the new design.
During the design implementation phase, I had multiple design-QA sessions to provide feedback and assist with questions or assets required. The most challenging part was to create a responsive experience that was great in any device – especially when 50% of Geeky Explorer's traffic comes from mobile.
The final design is live and you can check it out. I also recommend you to have a look at his articles if you ever want to travel to Azores, Portugal and some other destinations. It was a pleasure to work with Bruno and work with someone with the same level of exigence and attention to detail as me.
Each one of the 9 different pages was designed in 3 different screen sizes: large (desktop), medium (tablet) and small (mobile).
I kept the article page simple and focused on the content: edge-to-edge images and with big, clear text that is comfortable to read.