- Think of yourself as a brand
- Sell your work better
- A more focused career/future
- Your brand is important
- Consider the order of your project
- Make the most of your best projects -try and make more of it
- Eliminate the weak
- Ask: Why would anyone want to hire you?
- You are a brand
Showing the process is better than the finished piece
After my tutorial with matt about making a word press website I felt more confident when it came to making one for my own portfolio of work. I wanted to follow the theme and colours using my logo to help guide my website. To create my website I used word press and with that I used the theme ‘Singl’ as I felt this would work well with my concept of a portfolio.
My website I created a about pages first to make sure that everyone knew who I was as a person and a designer. I wanted to show who I was as a designer by explaining what my skills were and also explain what I want to do.
I then created a portfolio page where I made thumb nails of all my projects and hyperlinked them all to separate pages that I would then put my work onto. This would help people guide themselves around my website and click on the separate parts of my portfolio work. I included all of my portfolio work underneath the heading portfolio and had hyperlink within the thumbnails.
I also wanted to include my cv within my website so that anyone who seen it would see my CV as well. The cv helps people know who I am and what skills and qualifications I have. I included this on a separate page after my portfolio.
I also placed my Instagram and twitter page underneath my page so that people could see other work I had done. I have both a twitter and a Instagram page that display my work that i’m currently doing and work i’ve done in the past.
For this project it was all about digital me and creating a brand and a portfolio set up. I created a portfolio that followed the them of my logo and displayed all my work from 2nd year making it interactive so that I could include all of my videos. I used my logo as a opening page and then created thumb nail for each of my projects to make it easy to navigate around the portfolio. I also set my logo as a button to click to back to the homepage this made it easier again to navigate. I also used thumb nails for my videos and linked them to my youtube video.
I enjoyed making this portfolio and displaying all of my work within one place. This made it easier to create my website as I already had the base within my portfolio. I liked the fact that we could make our portfolio link to our theme and logo given it our own individual stamp.
My portfolio shows three project from this years subject and also project from my field that I include because I think it show a wide range of other work that I can do and shows that I can work with other fields as well.
For this Project after I created a brand for myself I decided to continue with my CV as this was the thing that most excited me. I wanted to show who I am in a creative way and it was the one thing that I could because I already had a CV base.
The cv I want to explain who I am as a person and a designer and I wanted to show how my retail experience has helped me with my skills. I have included all my socialmedia that I have created towards my own brand.
Digital Me is a project that has made me think about who I am as a designer and where I want to go in the future it has made me think about jobs and bring all my work together. I have created a lot of work toward digital me project a portfolio, Cv, Research PDF, website and a cover letter. This all needed to be within a theme.
I firstly started off with a mark for myself a logo that I could Identify under and use for everything. This was easy because I had already logo idea and name and I knew I wanted to identify myself with colour and use my name as boardy as this is a family name. Once I had my logo I then had a theme and colour scheme that I could use through out.
This is my logo I decided to have my logo colourful because my work is colourful and I also created the logo to look like a map as I want to travel more with my designs. I had alot of feedback when it came to this logo as I had two logo I had created and didn’t know what one to go with. I used facebook to help me make my decision.
Unloved Heritage? Live design brief
- Cardiff based
- Established in 1996
- clients spanned public to private sectors
- HLF funded
- Three year programme
- CADW 4X archaeological trust
- Heritage, skills and adventure
- want to get young people involved
- Creating a cool brand for 11-25 year olds that is also authentic
What they need for me :-
- Creative cool and modern
- All encompassing and coherent
- Identity for all seven
- Appealing to young people
- Logo used across web and social media. Use on flyers, t-shirts and posters
- Pride in the involvement
- Don’t like simplistic logos
- Colour need to be cool and modern
- Umbrella logo that represents all 7
- Website banner
- HLF acknowledgement
- Partner logo
- Welsh language bilingual
- 1 logo, 7 projects consistent mark that can be edited to show a system