Izy Penguin

Izy is a children’s book author as well as an illustrator, so I really wanted to infuse the feeling of book design into her site. I researched a number of children's books for inspiration, looking at how layout and typeface combinations complemented illustration styles. We eventually settled on a fun handwritten font and a more traditional serif for the main typography and lots of whitespace to allow breathing room for Izy's illustrations. Using print-style grid layouts was key in achieving the right look.

I wanted the home page intro to feel like a printed book.

Izy‘s gorgeous illustration details run through the website.

I implemented a grid layout through the site to give the feel of a printed book, echoing Izy‘s own authorship.

The portfolio was the site‘s main focus, so fast loading and simple navigation were important.