Paul_Schoppert (Paul Schoppert)

Q: Why do you have a Brutalist Website?
A: I think that a portfolio website should be simple so that the overall design doesn’t interfere too much with each individual project. I am interested in what people perceive to be default, because everything is considered in some way. With this in mind I set out to create a shell for my work to reside in. This website is my own subjective default, created with the colors and functions that I see as rudimentary and necessary. I chose to create a Brutalist Website because I think that it is an interesting way to tie my design work to the evermore dystopian world that we are living in.
Q: Who designed the website?
A: I designed the website to function primarily with two classic UI elements; the accordion menu, and the image slider. I see these elements as the core structure of a portfolio website and isolating them focusses the users interaction with the projects. I find it amusing that the user has to click the arrows every-time they want to view a new image, because it might make them more invested than they would be watching a slideshow or scrolling.
Q: Who coded the website?
A:I coded the website myself because I wasn’t interested in the template web design services that are offered. Learning HTML CSS and Javascript has since opened up a new formal landscape for me explore.

Q: With what kind of editor?
A: I use Atom because I like all of the different packages that can be installed to expand functionality. I am primarily a graphic designer and front-end developer so I find the easy to use interface to be valuable.