Visual design is great, but the content wouldn’t hold up in a product design interview, IMO. Missing lots of context about users, research, etc.
I get your point but I don't agree with it :) If you imagine a funnel of getting a design job, my portfolio does a good job to get people interested in learning more about my work/process. In that case, I have a separate deck that I usually show during design/portfolio reviews where I dig deeper into the process, research, users, etc.
Hiring managers don't usually spend on a portfolio site more than 1-2 mins, so I don't see a reason doing a full-blown long read on every detail of the product design.
I'm one of those hiring managers :). It's good that you have separate deck (since that's what I would want to go over in portfolio review) but I would be hesitant going through this while screening your portfolio but not seeing any mention of customers.
It's great that your portfolio is working well for you! I'm mostly mentioning this for other readers who might think about mimicking your style: I would be looking for a stronger representation of user awareness and empathy, even if only briefly mentioned.
This is by far the best portfolio I've seen posted on DN. Both design and content is on point.
Thanks so much, Jon! That means a lot.
I love it! Mobile version could be a bit more polished.
Thanks Perttu! Agree with you! There are a few improvements to be made.
What was it like working with Kevin Rose? I miss Diggnation :(
I worked with him along with my colleagues at AJ&Smart and to be honest, he's one of the most pleasant clients I've worked with. He knows a lot about product design, what works and what doesn't, and provides feedback in a way that motivates you to do much better even if the quality was already pretty good.
Pretty impressive and unique! I loved the typography and the cool hover effects.
With that said, it's not fully responsive and needs some <3 to better support small screens
Cheers Mahdi! Totally agree with responsiveness, it's been a bit of a struggle to achieve that with Readymag.
Probably one of the more memorable portfolios I've gone through in a while. What's it built on? I noticed each project is on its own subdomain.