Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Further website Navigation

To improve the navigation of my website and the appeal of the work to anyone seeing it I decided to start adding lightboxes to the images of the project specific pages and also adding buttons allowing users to go through each image in the lightbox and also from one project page to another. Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Further website Navigation

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Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Final website builder choice

After having a go at Cargo (and finding out my site won’t be viewable unless paid for) and taking a look at Laythemes to compare prices I ended up deciding to have a go at using Wix as I had heard it was very easy to use and free aswell. Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Final website builder choice

Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Lay Theme Research

Another option for the Design comp class to create online portfolios with is the site Lay Theme we actually looked at this site before the Cargo workshop and I got a lot of good ideas for my site through looking at the different users of this platform. Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Lay Theme Research

Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Cargo Workshop

One of our workshops for this project with regular practice was an introduction to Cargo¬† an online website builder so that we would get an initial understanding of what to expect when creating a website on our chosen platform. Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Cargo Workshop

Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Thinking about physical portfolio options

Throughout the project i’ve been thinking about how I would format and arrange my physical portfolio and the best way to display my work. Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Thinking about physical portfolio options

Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Initial portfolio and website thoughts

To help me consider what I wanted from my portfolio and website I made some quick mind maps to get down some ideas of what I want from my website and portfolio. I thought that with the website the most crucial aspects of it are that it’s easy to navigate and informative enough without having large paragraphs of text to sift through. I also thought back about the website for Browns Studio and how they had a sideways scroll and for me this simple difference helped the website to stand out to me a lot. Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Initial portfolio and website thoughts

Design Competition: Project 3 Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready, Reading It’s Nice That: Portfolio Tips From Top Studios

After reading the ideal candidate I wanted to try and get more info about what studios want to see in an applicants portfolio. The first part was of Judy Hudson Powell from Pentagram her advice was: Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3 Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready, Reading It’s Nice That: Portfolio Tips From Top Studios

Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready, Ideal Candidate Studio Research Part 2

I continued looking at the different studios from the ideal candidate article and I really liked the answers given by Browns Studio London. They enjoy a focus on typography and lie to see a mixture of commercial and self initiated briefs. They said they don’t mind hat people wear to an interview as long as they don’t look to scruffy and they appreciate enthusiasm. I went to look at the website and I really liked the print and publication work that they had worked on a lot of it had very varying styles and I like to see a studio with versatility because I feel like as a designer it is very important to be flexible and work with very different styles and aesthetics. Also the website has a sideways scroll system to view work rather than a downwards scroll and I feel like this little difference made the website so much more interesting. Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready, Ideal Candidate Studio Research Part 2

Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready, Ideal Candidate Studio Research Part 1

After reading the Ideal Candidate article I looked at some of the studios websites that I liked the answers of to see which of the studios work I liked and that I might be interested in applying to. I thought that in doing this I could tailor my website or a pdf portfolio in a way that they might find appealing. Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready, Ideal Candidate Studio Research Part 1

Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready, Reading The Ideal Candidate

An essential part of the reading for this assignment was to read an article by Represent where they interviewed members of leading studios in London to talk about what they look for in potential employees of their studio and what they ask of people who wish to come in at an entree level. Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready, Reading The Ideal Candidate