I previously promised some process sketches of my recent portfolio revamp. Here you go!

I also planned to write a post-mortem. Feeling a bit not into that lately. The short-story is, lots of iteration. Lots of cutting away to the core. Conviction in pushing the format. It would be easier to fire up a CMS and call it a day, but again, I decided to try something else and saw it through (with some struggle no less!).

Updated portfolio, 2012!
There were two things I really wanted to get away from:
The 3x3, NxN, or what have you grid.
Lightboxes.
The fancy interpretation of this effort:
Trading the familiar for an immersive and experimental take on the portfolio.
& the frank, and quite honest, interpretation: 
Curbing my selfish desire and dreams of a fancy hand-coded portfolio. A website for the scroll and click happy. Giant canvases!

Addendum.
Someone helped immensely on the scripting side. Also used the same someone’s animations library. ♥ :)
I plan to post sketches, mock-ups, thoughts about the whole process.. er, later.Enjoy and report bugs! You can tweet bugs to me, @bysusanlin.

Updated portfolio, 2012!

There were two things I really wanted to get away from:

  • The 3x3, NxN, or what have you grid.
  • Lightboxes.

The fancy interpretation of this effort:

  • Trading the familiar for an immersive and experimental take on the portfolio.

& the frank, and quite honest, interpretation: 

  • Curbing my selfish desire and dreams of a fancy hand-coded portfolio. A website for the scroll and click happy. Giant canvases!


Addendum.

Someone helped immensely on the scripting side. Also used the same someone’s animations library. ♥ :)

I plan to post sketches, mock-ups, thoughts about the whole process.. er, later.
Enjoy and report bugs! You can tweet bugs to me, @bysusanlin.

Preparing bits of my favorite presentation decks for the ‘folio. Thank you CMU; 4.25 years turned a once shaky presenter* to a slideshow power house.
* One of my very first public speaking gigs as a grader schooler, I ended up pissing in my pants. True story. Sorry, no pics. Probably a good thing if you consider it “didn’t happen.”

Preparing bits of my favorite presentation decks for the ‘folio. Thank you CMU; 4.25 years turned a once shaky presenter* to a slideshow power house.

* One of my very first public speaking gigs as a grader schooler, I ended up pissing in my pants. True story. Sorry, no pics. Probably a good thing if you consider it “didn’t happen.”

One of my favoritest part of this to-be portfolio: the paintings + about photograph coupled together in a pseudo wallart gallery. The sheer amount of things on the wall is ridiculous still. And this was after I cut things. Many, many things. #profilicworldproblems

One of my favoritest part of this to-be portfolio: the paintings + about photograph coupled together in a pseudo wallart gallery. The sheer amount of things on the wall is ridiculous still. And this was after I cut things. Many, many things. #profilicworldproblems

portfolio 2012 sneakpeak. placing imagery inside respective chromes helps immensely to both convey context and, well, just look good. e.g., why didn’t I do this before?