Today we’ll take a quick look back at the second edition of our Portfolio Showcase series, featuring the online portfolios and design advice of five creatives. Click on the respective thumbnail to check out the complete showcase.
Alison Yard Medland, art director, designer, & letterpress maker | alisonyard.com
If there’s any time when branding yourself is most important, and really you can go as far as you like with it, it’s right out of school. At that point you’re not likely to have a ton of real pieces in your portfolio that are gonna knock people’s socks off, it’s more about you, who you are, and whether or not you have a point of view. If you can really nail yourself as a brand and own it, that’s gonna be your best point of take off.
Ben Barry, designer & illustrator | designforfun.com
Create a portfolio that best represents you and your work. I see many print designers try and make overly complex or original websites when they aren’t web designers and their work would be best suited by something simple like Indexhibit or Cargo.
Daniel Thai, graphic designer | danielthai.com
[…] there has to be a balance between simplicity and creativity so that your work is the main attraction, but visitors still get a good sense of your personality. Also, the portfolio is never finished. It’s your resume and needs to be constantly tweaked with new works and new ideas to show your work and skills are up to date.
Megan Sullivan, graphic designer | megancreative.com
Create a site that reflects your personality and lets your work stand out. Since I am not a web developer, I wanted a site I could create and maintain myself. From there I customized the look of the site, keeping it clean and simple to showcase my work.
Mike Kus, graphic/web designer & illustrator | mikekus.com
Thank you to all the featured professionals for sharing with us! We will be featuring more portfolios in the spring, so if you would like to share your portfolio or one that has inspired you, please share links in the comments or email us.