This week and next students will be giving short presentations of their Digital Portfolios for this module, to their peers and two lecturers. This is an opportunity to gain feedback as you develop your portfolios for your assignment due on 15th January 2015. (All details available on Blackboard).
For some further inspiration, Creative Bloq offer some great examples of digital portfolios, using many different platforms. Here are details to two of their articles and examples:
WordPress is no longer just a blogging tool, as these brilliant examples of WordPress websites demonstrate.
Once regarded as just a blogging tool, WordPress has quickly become a fully fledged content management system (CMS) for professional web designers and agencies, used on millions of sites across the world.
Yet many still think of it as a tool for amateurs and hobbyists. To set the record straight, we’ve picked some of the best WordPress websites around to show you just what this incredible content management system is capable of…
Olly Sorsby is a student who’s just breaking into the world of web design. Olly’s portfolio site enables him to show off his work and introduce himself to the wider community.
He picked WordPress as the CMS. “I found with WordPress, once I got my head around where everything was, that it was very easy to navigate and use to produce the site. I think the plug-ins and widgets are great – the drag-and-drop feature is so easy to use. Being able to install a plug-in or widget which lets me drop a contact form where I like, then be able to get it looking exactly how I want, is great.”
Design portfolios come in all shapes and sizes – but these examples show what a great one looks like, whatever your discipline.
The internet is full of thousands upon thousands of awe-inspiring design portfolios. To enable you to stand out in this tough market, it’s important to make your online portfolio as impressive as you can.
It’s not just the examples of work that need to blow away your potential clients (although they do help) it’s the way that they’re presented. You don’t have to be a superstar web designer; a touch of creativity and innovative thinking will get you a long way. And there are plenty of free online tools, such as Behance, to help you build a portfolio without any coding knowledge.
So, check out these inspiring examples of online design portfolios, both for individual designers and design agencies – to help you angle your own in just the right way…