• Karen Li, almost 6 years ago

    My perspective/reasoning behind using squarespace is essentially that Benjamin said -- I wanted to focus more on showcasing my work than on building my website. Another benefit that I saw to using squarespace was simply that it would be faster than me trying to code it all up (making this live took me less than a week). For my next iteration of my portfolio however, I'm most definitely thinking of coding it myself :) Also, good point about the logo thing, I'll fix that!

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    • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, almost 6 years ago

      Yeah - that is well and fine! I am not saying that it isn't a good approach, caring more about the actual work. I hope you don't feel attacked or something, because it wasn't my intention.

      So what's left is just to congratulate you on your portfolio launch - because unlike me, you have one :P

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    • Account deleted almost 6 years ago

      Neither of us are right per say... a coin has two sides!

      All I can say is that I've seen so many young designer spend YEARS trying to come up with a great portfolio... and never just putting their work out there. To me that's silly.

      When I'm looking for new hires, a custom site might intrigue me, but it's not ultimately why I'm there. The value is in the work that's been done. Does THAT general aesthetic work for my needs? What kind of projects were they working on. As Thomas said, copy is kinda fluff... but the work isn't.

      A portfolio site is ultimately a picture frame. A picture frame helps complete a body of work, but ultimately people are interested in what's inside of it more. The Mona Lisa could be presented in a new frame every year... but people would still flock to see it... because it's the piece inside the frame they want to view.

      Good luck!

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