For web professionals, having a portfolio website is crucial because it’s one of the key ways of attracting new projects and clients. In this guide, I’ll walk you through the different parts of a portfolio website.
As a web professional, standing out and becoming competitive is getting harder and harder. The reality is that excellent skills — which were a competitive advantage not so long ago — are merely an entry requirement now.
Late payers are the bane of a freelancer’s existence. Creating havoc with your cash flow, late payments for completed projects can cause all sorts of damage to your business’s finances.
The portfolio of the creative professional is one of the most important tools for getting you hired. Next to your charming personality, your unflappable work ethic, and relentless pursuit of excellence, your portfolio is the key to getting hired by agencies and clients. Your portfolio shows them what you’re made of, not just what you say you’re made of.
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If you spend enough time doing something you love, you’ll inevitably gain some perspective on the nature of the work you do. Over the years, through our work on Design Instruct and as freelancers, we’ve come to realize a few things about being a creative. You’ll find them listed below.
If you want to make a strikingly memorable statement, using vibrant colors in your web design can help do the trick. However, it takes some serious design skills, a great vision and a lot of confidence to produce a colorful web design that doesn’t look like an annoyingly ostentatious box of crayons. For your inspiration, check out these excellent examples of websites that use bold, vibrant colors.
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There’s a high degree of elegance and sophistication that come with clean and simple portfolio website designs. Also, when your online portfolio is simple and distraction-free, your portfolio pieces become the focal point of your site visitors’ attention. For inspiration and design ideas, have a look at these delightfully simple and beautiful portfolio websites!
Bisous les Copains, when translated, means “Kisses, Friends,” a French term of endearment to one’s friends. It is also the name of Guillaume Kurkdjian’s weekly animated GIF project and that’s exactly what they feel like. Guillaume creates animated mini-worlds populated with various clumsy, funny, charming inhabitants that warm the heart.
It all started a year ago for Filipino artist, Kerby Rosanes. From a single doodle idea, he’s managed to create a truly eye-catching body of work that his clients and his fans just can’t get enough of. Big things are in store for this talented illustrator.