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Please review my portfolio~

3 months ago from , Graphic Designer

Hi there,

Is anyone interested in taking a look at my portfolio and providing feedback?

I am a graphic designer trying to transition to doing UI design.

My website is: sharon-kim.com

Thanks y'all!

7 comments

  • Garrett Campagna, 1 month ago

    I think your UI work is good! Since you're trying to focus in on that, like some other commenters have said, I would remove the other projects (or at least put them in a different, less-emphasized section. And then on your UI projects, you can include more images / screens that show the UI work. I like how many screens you show on the music app. Maybe try showcasing that many screens on Userlane as well.

    I also think it's really important to have your own site. It's like an additional portfolio piece in itself to show you can design a good showcase of your own work.

    Good luck!

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    • , 1 month ago

      Thank you for your feedback! I will add more screens for Userlane, I do notice it is so short : )

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  • Jonathan Li, 1 month ago

    I think showing that you've got a creative bone in you is awesome, but perhaps it would be clearer if you stated that painting is a passion of yours, like maybe how "I love knitting little sweaters for dogs, in my spare time" is a passion of mine haha

    The work you're showing at the moment is a bit scattered in a sense that you've got some great work, but if you're trying to transition into UI, I would present work only that you feel that is strongly focused on Illustration and UI. For example, I personally would remove the "Department of Music", "University Commencement", "Soundscapes", "Book store coupon", "Kidtrition" and "Oil paintings" from this portfolio.

    The ones I've removed appear to have less illustration focus, and thus in my view have less relevancy towards illustration or icon/logo creation (both of which are useful towards when creating UI IMO).

    If you have a personal site that doesn't sit on Behance for example, you could have a separate section to display your painting work because although there's no direct relationship to UI per se, there are implications to how you observe the world beyond the surface (which is a pretty good trait to sell yourself as, as a side-benefit).

    HTH!

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    • Sharon Kim, 1 month ago

      Thank you so much for your feedback! I have been procrastinating on creating a personal site but I should definitely get on that. I think that will solve the problem of it being scattered and being so one dimensional. : )

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  • Bart Claeys, 1 month ago

    You position yourself very broad (painter, illustrator) and it's unclear what your goal is. To find a job where you can combine all this?

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    • Sharon Kim, 1 month ago

      Not necessarily but I do find including illustration beneficial because that is part of the reason I got my current job (doing primarily design but doing Illustration if needed occasionally) I included painting because I majored in fine arts not design so I wanted to show that part! Do you think it’s confusing and I should remove these?

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