After a couple months of dedication, my new site is now up. Needless to say, I’m excited about it. It’s the
third, er, fourth rendition of my portfolio site and it’s been the most seemless to create as well as the most challenging and simple aesthetically. I’m still working out a lot of kinks, so please let me know if you run into any problems, or find anything confusing.
Below are some screenshots, as well as descriptions of my thought process.
I first wanted to keep it synced with time, place, and recent experiences. Portfolio sites in particular can feel so disconnected from real things, so here as a user you immediately see evidence of me as a living breathing person.
On a technical note, the twitter and location plugins were fairly easy to incorporate, however Picasa albums were difficult to sync.
- Blog feature
The blog section is the next step from immediate updates to more in depth experiences. It’s a good way to keep fresh new big images and ideas moving through.
Once a friend said to me “The longer I know someone the more I can’t help but like them.” This is how I feel about sketchbooks. While they may not be my most professional or saavy side, they are certainly my most honest.
- Design Portfolio
And, certainly the design portfolio. I found lots of inspiration on the internet for toggling between projects and details, giving various degrees of information. There are as many ways to approach this as designers to document this. I ended up dividing it into a few simple categories, hopefully I will have time to add more in the recent future. It’s tricky to show work from team projects and highlight your own work, and I did this as gracefully and with as many credits as I could. I essentially decided to cut out the gray areas as larger scale projects are difficult to grasp without enough extraneous background information.
Thanks for looking, and stay tuned for more updates! And for good measure, click here to see the site in action.