French flair meets refreshing subtlety in a studio site showing that in design terms, it’s hip to be square
URL: sa-studio.fr DESIGNER: bbriel.me, flavinsky.com
Suspended Animations is a multiple award-winning creative studio based in Nantes, France. Founded in 2011 by Flavien Guilbaud and Baptiste Briel, this latest portfolio was also crafted by the pair and features a selection of works across digital art direction, design, branding and of course web development.
The site juxtaposes subdued colours against sumptuous, colourful project imagery to deliver an experience both understated and confident. Perhaps most notable though is the navigation and a reflective scrolling menu for accessing projects. “Design-wise, we wanted to create a portfolio with an unusual and original navigation,” explains art director Flavien Guilbaud. “Every piece and page of the website is based on a square, like the loading animation, the menu and homepage. We used a massive serif font called Rasmus and a Typekit font, Aktiv Grotesk.”
“Design-wise, we wanted to create a portfolio with an unusual and original navigation”