If I had to sum up my portfolio redesign project, it would be “slow going, with flashes of inspiration”. When I’m stuck in a rut, it helps me to draw from my bookmarks of design inspiration and explore new ways of thinking about what an online portfolio should be. Here are a couple of great reads for those looking to carve out their own online space.
Chris Spooner of Blog.SpoonGraphics recently shared 10 Solutions to Easily Create Your Online Portfolio. Chris put together a list of sites and communities that make it easier to get an online portfolio up and running with a focus on your work.
Smashing Magazine just released its initial Portfolio Design Study: Design Patterns and Current Practices. The team spent more than 75 hours researching the visual design, structure, layout, navigation, and design details of each section of an online portfolio. There is a lot to take away from this initial study, plus there’s more to come: SM will be publishing the second part of the study in two weeks.