Erwin Penland

  • Tools used:
  • HTML / Erb
  • SCSS
  • Javascript / jQuery
  • Middleman

Bragging on yourself is hard–a shiny, new website helps make the point.

Screenshot of Erwin Penland desktop view.
Screenshot of Erwin Penland desktop view.
Screenshot of Erwin Penland mobile view.
Screenshot of Erwin Penland mobile view.

Designing and building yourself a portfolio is known to be one of the hardest things designers and agencies, alike just have to do. At Erwin Penland, finding good content isn't hard but choosing the right stuff to show off who they are and what they can do was no easy task. After a rebranding and a re-centering of sorts, a new ErwinPenland.com was launched and features a few of the best case studies along with insight on how they create, and introductions of the senior management.


Finding the right amount of content mixed with an appropriate amount of "ohhs" and "ahhs" was challenging. This project was full of personal, techincal, and group victories that resulted in a delightful website and a collective sigh of relief.


While working on this, I learned about:

  • • Scrolling performance
  • • CSS Triggers (layout/paint/composite)
  • • Limitations of css clipping
  • • Firefox is annoying (I don't really believe this)
  • • CSS blend modes
  • • When to stop