Do you want to create a great portfolio website? Mel Choyce, a Design Engineer from Automattic, presented creating a great portfolio website at WordCamp Connecticut. You can watch her presentation on WordPress TV. She also wrote up a summary of her presentation at Choyce Design.
My notes on her presentation:
- Keep it simple.
- Let your personality shine through. Use clever microcopy or intro statements, typography and icons or illustrations.
- Don’t showcase work you wouldn’t want to do again.
- Less is more, as long as it’s high quality.
- Explain your process. Your work doesn’t speak for itself.
- Write case studies. Focus on the problem solved, not the tools that you used.
- Add any relevant screenshots, mockups or code snippets that help explain your process.
- Add a link to the final product
Own your portfolio. Your portfolio should be on a domain name that you personally own. Social Media accounts on GitHub, Dribble and others do not count as a portfolio. These accounts should always lead people back to your personal website. Your personal portfolio should let your work and personality shine.
What tips do you use when creating your portfolio?