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Hello!

My name is Peiying Feng. I'm an artist & UI/UX designer who loves creating work that merges different mediums and disciplines. I also love challenges and am always willing to try something new.

I have a bachelor's degree in Information Design and a master's in Design & Technology from Parsons. I'm currently working as a front-end web designer and developer at Try The World. I'm also available for freelance work.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, paintballing and being a unicorn.

Interested in working together? Let's talk.

A New Look

  • Web

After having pfeng.cc for two years, I wanted to give it a whole new look.

Process

I started by thinking what I wanted to project, what I'd relate to. Ultimately, it came down to simplicity. I love simple, to the point design. I hate clutter and so I wanted to keep my personal site clean and to the point. However, there are parts in my personality that loves vibrant designs, and so I wanted to show that part of me as well.

Once I'd decided that I wanted to keep my designs minimalistic, but with a splash of colour, I took to the sketchbook. I spent days sketching logos for my name, focusing on a lettered design since I felt I would have difficulty relating to an image based logo after a while. I also went ahead and started sketching the new design for the site, including how I wanted the whole site to be structured.

Gravitating Towards A New CMS

I've always been fan of less is more, which is why sometimes I refuse to use frameworks when coding. A while back, I was managing and updating the code for a pre-existing Wordpress site for one of the programs at the New School and I became fed up with how heavy and un-friendly it was to export, due to all its plugins and settings. While I love Wordpress and the variety of plugins offered, I hated how bloated it felt. I started to look at alternative options for a CMS, and discovered flat-file CMS. The new pfeng.cc is now running on Grav. While it doesn't offer the variety of plugins that Wordpress does, I love how light it is and without the database the site loads much faster, which suits me quite well. Though there is a bit of a learning curve to theme-ing for Grav with Twig, I found it to be much easier than when I first started with Wordpress a long time ago. Being able to write my posts with Markdown is a plus too!

This site was coded with jQuery, SASS (I love SASS) and One Page Scroll.