An ongoing project started in 2017, re:search is a search engine that compiles articles from credited news and literature websites. It allows the user to save the articles they selected and take notes on them, share them, and store them.
Some concepts for the logo and imagery for re:search. The pencil and lightbulb motif worked well with the themes of learning, self-education, and searching for ideas.
Early concepts for the type treatment on the site. Red, especially deep reds, are common for academic use.
Early conceptual sketches for the logo, later used as the site background.
Color and font planning. Deep reds, tans, and serif fonts are commonly used in academic and literary content.
The next step was to create the layout of the site. It was important to test frequently, figuring where users would think to click and how to make it as easy to use as possible. Below are variations for the website and mobile app.
And, finally, the mobile concepts, which were eventually scrapped.
Below is a final render of the homepage for the website.
Login screen for those who already have an account
Sign up screen
Getting started screen for new users
Works reccomended based on previous searches
Article Details page
Document editing and note taking screen