Bland and derivative, how many thousands of websites, blogs and student portfolios have this look? It was fresh two years ago, total fail. Wish I could land some of these contracts, charge tens of thousands and churn out any old crap.
This is a prime example of a scenario where an intimidating board of directors tell their marketing team; "make our stuff look like [insert mainstream, well known brand here]" and the marketing team & designers don't have the backbone to stand up and challenge that terrible decision, which is; copying other brands in an attempt to meet a fashion trend! A real pet hate of mine.