Mike Vail’s design agenda, largely derived from his experiences in yacht design and sailing and his love of the bush, has generated a sensitivity to the elemental conditions of site and to the aesthetic qualities of a landscape with respect to the fabric and form of each building.
An architect’s portfolio should showcase their work. Pretty simple. The real brass is in subtly mirroring their design aesthetic in the framework and using it to accentuate the artistry. With its combination of a simple menu structure and large-format images, plentiful slideshows and galleries throughout, Mike’s website offers the perfect balance between usability and visual impact. To ensure Mike’s design aesthetic remained the hero the site uses an even block structure to sequence examples of each work, which lets each design feel equal at merit and more part of a system of architectural services rather than a business focusing on just one specialty.
More Selected Works
Four WindsWebsite | Identity | Collateral | Merchandise
Fling Physical TheatreIdentity | Collateral | Merchandise
Wollongong Conservatorium of MusicWebsite | Identity | Collateral | Merchandise
Lindy Hume - A Digital PortfolioWebsite Design & Development
Anna Zahalka - A Digital Gallery HangWebsite Design & Development
Art Month Sapphire CoastIdentity | Illustration |Collateral
South Coast Style MagazineProduction Design | Collateral
Twig & BlossomIdentity | Collateral | Illustration | Merchandise
Blueberry Healthcare CommunicationsIdentity | Collateral | Merchandise
The Little Coffee Co.Website Design & Development | E-Commerce | Illustration
Michail Vail DesignWebsite Design & Development
Our studio is located on Dharawal Country. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, celebrate their continuing culture and the contribution First Nations people make to the life of this region and our country.
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