I appreciate your comments.
I’m not sure if you’re just concerned with aesthetics, or if there’s anything deeper with any of your projects.
After many intensive research projects in school, I have been feeling a bit like there is an opportunity to simply create nice, clean product. In doing that, I have been trying to create product that feels human and I think “The Loop” is a good example of this.
You talk more about the photo credits than you do about your design methodology.
My portfolio goes in depth about process. On the web I only list the product title, where completed, and credits. I want the website to feel a bit more about the “hero” shots with little hints of process. A PDF could go further in depth.
Taylormade projects could use a few final product shots. Again, great sketches, but I’m not getting the whole story.
As an intern at Priority Designs, I was part of a team who would take part in a “sketch storm” to quickly develop many concepts. These sketches would inform further development. My short internship ended just as we finished this “sketch storm.” In my PDF I explain the importance of time spent at Priority Designs by saying, “As a co-op at Priority Designs in Columbus, Ohio, I worked with a group of talented and enthusiastic designers who were also great mentors. As I develop a way of working, I have made it a point to share my process and thoughts on design with young designers.”
I’m in the camp that believes portfolios should tell stories, of process, and of why the projects matter.
I’m 100% with you here. I’ve spent much of this post defending myself, but hear you clearly. My PDF flows explaining why each project is important and how it has affected my process and thinking. I’m glad you mentioned “personality” as this is what I am struggling with most. I want my web presence to be clean, clear, and to the point but agree I am losing the “who.” The question I keep asking is “why do I have a website?” I also ask, “how can it be different from my portfolio?” Two really big questions…
Moving forward, I plan on incorporating Richard’s feedback to add a bit more loose process. I also plan on incorporating your feedback to better explain who I am and why the projects I have included are relevant.
Does this help, thoughts?