Jon Rundle - Product Designer(

almost 6 years ago from Jon Rundle, Product Designer @ Envoy

  • Jon Rundle, almost 6 years ago

    I'm just curious why a personal site has to be "something" or that it's bad that it can be consumed in 5 seconds? It's a personal site so it should be however I want it to be. I wanted something that simply links out to where I work and to my dribbble page in case people wanted to follow me there. I'm not claiming it to be something it's not

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    • Cory MalnarickCory Malnarick, almost 6 years ago

      I agree with you, Jon – my immediate assumption upon landing here is 1.) oh a personal site on DN, 2.) oh they're a product designer, therefore 3.) they want critique on it based on what product designer portfolios SHOULD be.

      Those were all presumptions on my part, for sure, and it looks like others have their own, too.

      I like your site! It represents exactly what you want in your own personal corner of the internet.

      So, based on what you've said it was, here's my thoughts:

      I love the microinteractions! The hand wave movement + the canadian flag are cool, and the hover states on the links are great. You clearly explain that they lead to Dribbble too.

      I like your color, type, and IA choices – it's very clear you're good at web design from such a simple site. It's very strong!

      But at this point, it does look like this site stands as simply a site to be posted on DN for show and tell, and nothing more... which is fine! But if you actually intend to show people outside of DN, I recommend at the very least including some contact information.

      Otherwise, cool!

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      • Jon Rundle, almost 6 years ago

        Hey Cory! Thanks for the thoughtful comment :) I totally agree and that was definitely more of what my intention was. I'd love to post something else soon that has more of a critique component to it as well. There's a lot of value in getting the communities feedback on that kind of thing

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