We were inspired by the unique sensitivity of photographers and their ability to see the world in different perspectives. Through composition, subject and focus, photographers are able to tell a story in a single frame.
We synthesized these core aspects of photography into design elements that formed the ethos of SmugMug’s product ecosystem.
Space acts as the environment in which all other elements are housed. Whether it be a container or a boundary, space informs the flow of which the interface is used.
From text to imagery, sliders to folders - the components build up the entire UI environment. It’s what you see and interact with on the page.
Glass represents the material that can draw focus to a specific component or blur out secondary elements. The digital manifestation of how a camera lens can dictate what’s clear in the view.
To ensure visual consistency, we crafted the design system using the Atomic Approach. This method provides designers with a usable framework to scale their ecosystem.
Modular components give designers the flexibility to instantly swap components within existing designs, as well as create new variants with ease. On a template level, it is especially powerful to communicate new flows or product tweaks.
Using the element of Focus, we wanted to ensure that every viewing experience was powerful and purposeful. The lightbox allows the photo to fill the screen and bring the user into the image, while reserving dedicated space for all available actions.
The new web app is designed responsively to ensure professionals can always tend to their business. The Stats allow users to analyze their best & worst performers and make changes on-the-go to optimize sales.
Quickly batch-add photos to any album by drag-and-dropping them into the side menu for immediate action. Alternatively, you can add all selected items to a new or existing folder or album from the toolbar.
Find your photos organically and immediately by using SmugMug's Smart Search, powered by Amazon's Rekognition API. With the power of machine learning, users can find what they're looking for in seconds.