Acclaimed artists and creatives have been choosing to brand their portfolio websites on .xyz domains since the TLD first hit the web in 2014. From award-winning writer MelissaHung.xyz, to renowned French street artist Levalet.xyz, to budding superstar VFX director TimHendri.xyz, individuals at the top of their industries continue to trust in .xyz domains as the best method to broadcast their creations to the world. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday profiles another accomplished artist who chose to showcase his body of work using a personally branded .xyz website: JakePrice.xyz.
Jake Price is a filmmaker, action sports videographer, snowboarder, and Pacific Northwest native who has produced many notable creative projects in the action sports and entertainment industries. Much of Jake’s work has been created in partnership with the biggest names in action sports, like Vans, Volcom, ESPN’s X-Games, and MTV’s Nitro Circus.
On JakePrice.xyz, Jake shares his venerable history of film projects via a well-designed catalog of videos, complete with individual pages for each project. Jake employs a minimalist layout on his site, which offers a clean display of his films on the homepage. Jake’s About section gives a perfect snapshot of who he is by using pictures and interviews instead of long blocks of text. Jake also lists household name brands like Vans, The North Face, and Kodak, who have chosen him as an ambassador thanks to his celebrated status within the snowboarding community. For those interested in working with Jake, he’s listed his CV and past awards, and makes it easy to book him for commercial projects via his contact page.
Visitors to the Cinema page of Jake’s site can view his notable work, like Vans’ first ever all-women full-length snowboarding team film, Listen to the Eyes, which Jake directed. The film features Vans’ global snow team riders Hana Beaman and Mary Rand, as well as Snowboarder Magazine and Transworld Magazine Rider of the Year winner Leanne Pelosi.
Listen to the Eyes was shot entirely on 16mm Kodak film at various mountain spots throughout the Pacific Northwest, and is packed with impressive runs, massive airs, and exciting trick combinations. Between these exhilarating action shots, Jake paints a peaceful and inviting picture of the region he calls home, and gives a glimpse of his life on the mountain with 3 pioneering women blazing trails in the snow.
Outside of his work in action sports, Jake has filmed commercial spots and music videos for well-known entertainers and brands as well. He directed, edited, and produced the music video for rapper Buddy’s single Hey Up There featuring Ty Dolla $ign, which was filmed using a vertical frame camera to be played in the Spotify app. He also directed and edited a series of commercial spots for Wild Mike’s Ultimate Pizza, including one particular commercial which features Nitro Circus creator, MTV personality, and Motocross legend Travis Pastrana.
As a veteran and respected name in his field, it’s no surprise Jake has enjoyed being the subject of some impressive press profiles. ESPN.com wrote a feature on Jake and his rise to becoming a snowboarding cinematography luminary, charting his path to success while detailing the history of his personal blog. He’s also been the recipient of numerous features in Transworld Snowboarding Magazine, a staple in the action sports community.
A personal portfolio site can serve many purposes, and JakePrice.xyz is a shining example of this. Professionals in any industry can benefit from building a website with personality that stands out to visitors such as new clients, fans, and recruiters. You can follow Jake on Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram to keep up to date on his new projects, or dive into his film catalog on Vimeo and YouTube. If you’re inspired to walk in Jake’s snowy footprints by building your own personal portfolio site, get started by grabbing your own .xyz domain!
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