MFA Thesis Project 2018


The History of Surfing



User Personas:

User Testing Changes:

Final Web Design:

Home Page
Photographer's Page
Photographer's Page
Equipment Page
Equipment Page

Custom designed, hand coded website submitted as Thesis project for Academy of Art University MFA program.


Programs Used: HTML, CSS, JS, Scrollmagic.js, Adobe XD, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Sublime Text

What is this Project About?

Nalu.live provides an interactive way for surfers and non-surfers alike to learn more about the history of the sport of surfing and how surf photography has been used to promote the sport and communicate information while becoming an art form of its own.


What problem does it solve?

Current websites featuring the history of surfing tend to be non-interactive and very word heavy, forcing the user to slog through long sections of text. Nalu.live is an educational site with a documentary feel, communicating with users through beautiful photography, infographics, and video to provide a modern, fun, informative, and interactive experience.


Target Audience:

Surfers worldwide who are surrounded by modern day surf culture but may not know much about how the sport got started.