So currently, one of my summer projects is to create a portfolio website to display my work and hopefully get me a full time job once I graduate. So, I’ve been brainstorming about that, looking at portfolio websites to get an idea of how I want to layout mine, and I’ve started designing my logo. This is what I have so far. . .
I created this logo which will be on my website, once it’s coded.
The thin typeface is Dosis (Designed by Edgar Tolentino, refined & extended by Pablo Impallari, spaced & kerned by Igino Marini iKern.) and the blocky sans is Sblock (Stephen Bird). I felt like the thin sans of Dosis contrasted well with Sblock to add interest. I chose a lime green because it’s very energetic and lively (and also I love this green color and feel it characterizes me personally). I chose to used sabodesign19, keeping consistent with this blog. If anyone has any suggestions, critiques, or ideas they are always welcome.
I’ve also been researching portfolio websites, and I believe I’m leaning towards creating one with a sidebar column on the left that stays fixed and displays my logo, navigation, and social networking icons and contact info. Then the right side of the site will be where the content is. I’m going to try to do another one page scrolling website like in my previous project. The jQuery wasn’t that difficult, and I really like the vertical scroll effect. I’m not so partial to horizontal scrolling sites, for some reason, they make me feel disoriented, even though it’s the same concept, just horizontal.
Here are some portfolio sites that I liked and am inspired by.
I’m going to keep updating with posts as I continue designing my website and write about each step in the process.