.: 9 October 2016 :.

Some thoughts on my new portfolio

As you might know, I am sort of a portfolio junky. As soon as I launch my new portfolio, I’m already thinking about the next one.

Last year I decided to start sharing things that I had figured out during my countless hours of portfolio building. The more I shared, the more I realized that I wasn’t quite practicing what I preached.

After about 30 weeks of writing I realized that to me, the ultimate portfolio is the hybrid of a blog and the traditional collection of work.

Blogs are engaging, relevant, personal and content driven. To me, these are all the ingredients of a great design portfolio. However, blogs are scary. There is no room to hide. When I started blogging two years ago, I was quite scared of the visible timestamp of each post. Not posting for a month easily made it seem that I couldn’t stick to my promises.

Now I’ve gotten used to this idea, I am trying to level up. Today’s portfolio update is just another step, hopefully in the right direction. In a perfect world to me, every time when a person revisits my portfolio there is something new to see. Simultaneously, the homepage always shows the very best work that I’ve ever done.

I believe that’s how I can take the most out of my portfolio. To make this happen I tried to come up with a new format. I’ve turned my homepage into a large social media feed. All of my tweets, Instagram photos, Dribbble shots, medium stories and articles. Everything shows up on the homepage.

With this new format I force myself to not just come up with new content consistently, but also make sure that my last pieces of content show the very best I can do.

Let’s see how this works out.. thanks again for your support. 🙂

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