Eric Westerlind's Visual Portfolio
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SHARKPACK

 I was invited in to the SHARKPACK like a kid to a secret club.  My role? Writer-periodic, correspondent. 'Web architect' by Joseph's naming.

I was invited in to the SHARKPACK like a kid to a secret club.

My role? Writer-periodic, correspondent. 'Web architect' by Joseph's naming.

 I built out the Annual with a focus on legibility of content and fluidity of navigation. 

I built out the Annual with a focus on legibility of content and fluidity of navigation. 

 All sizes, because, who isn't on a bus, reading poems on their phone.

All sizes, because, who isn't on a bus, reading poems on their phone.

 Issue 2 brought in more prizes, more prize money, more unique layouts and JavaScript animations.

Issue 2 brought in more prizes, more prize money, more unique layouts and JavaScript animations.

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 And Issue 3, I realized I was going it alone. So I simplified, learned about templating.

And Issue 3, I realized I was going it alone. So I simplified, learned about templating.

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 Editor Spece and I detoured into efforts at combining game & poetry in search of art in the digital space;

Editor Spece and I detoured into efforts at combining game & poetry in search of art in the digital space;

 as well as developing his personal site with similar game-dark aesthetic.

as well as developing his personal site with similar game-dark aesthetic.

 But we created Fathom Books in 2016, publishing biennially.   Swarm Queen's Crown,  the first longform publication, was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in the Lesbian category.  

But we created Fathom Books in 2016, publishing biennially.

Swarm Queen's Crown, the first longform publication, was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in the Lesbian category.
 

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 Stephanie's work describes the narrator's wearing of this Crown, an artifact that on wearing, transforms a person into a swarm of insects.  How we can be broken into bits that don't resemble a whole; how we can re-unite into a shape; and where, or in which form, we find power.

Stephanie's work describes the narrator's wearing of this Crown, an artifact that on wearing, transforms a person into a swarm of insects.

How we can be broken into bits that don't resemble a whole; how we can re-unite into a shape; and where, or in which form, we find power.

 Laura Goode's  Become a Name  is a drilling jagged and strewn thing of female go-jo. It was fulfilling to fabricate and better to read.

Laura Goode's Become a Name is a drilling jagged and strewn thing of female go-jo. It was fulfilling to fabricate and better to read.

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 Fathom & SPR's websites, because of the creative liberties, allow me to do what I'd do for my own designs: be pushy and simple, and play mostly with size in neat rows and columns.

Fathom & SPR's websites, because of the creative liberties, allow me to do what I'd do for my own designs: be pushy and simple, and play mostly with size in neat rows and columns.

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