This is excellent, brilliant presentation of everything a potential employer would want to know.
My only criticism is that some of the type/links/icons are low on contrast. A little bump in shade and this will be, for lack of a better term, "perfect".
+1 to what David said
A note on the contrast. The contrast ratio of the text in some areas, like where is says "A designer currently living in Brooklyn, New York" is as low as 1.4. This makes it incredibly hard to read. You should try to make your contrast ratio an absolute minimum of 4.5.
See Lea Verou's app to fiddle around with different ratios.
You're totally right. Thanks for this!
Where is the work tho?
Did you try clicking the buttons under each of the experience sections?
Only realized they where after reading the comments below. Honestly, they look like category tags because the structure of the site is so much like a resume. That threw me off. Good work tho!
Thanks for the feedback! Will definitely make those adjustments.
Very much welcome, it's a great looking site :)
Looks really nice BUT it took me three visits to realise those are links to projects and not just some kind of tag. That's where the good stuff is man, make them stand out a bit more!
Definitely. Thanks for the feedback!
Personally I need the 'back' button function of the browser when i want to leave one of the project pages
That's the problem with single-page portfolios like these.
I'll look into this. Thanks for the suggestion!
The "what I'm listening to" part is dope! Really brief and clear overall. But like David said, I'd make the light gray tones a bit darker.
Cool graphic style and nice footer at the end!
On the downside, the contrast is very low and not super readable.
I also had trouble to understand that the links are actual buttons. You are using a common pattern for "tags" so instinctively, I did not click that. Which is a shame cause the cool stuff is hidden there :).
You have two personal projects. One opens a new tab and the other displays an overlay ascending from bottom. Why the difference?
Because one is something that he has done, gave to friends and photographed so he can show on his website, and the other one is something he built and you can see for yourself.
Yeah. That's the outlier of the projects. The package design (lotion bar) is linked within the site, the other is a separate website I built about my trip to Iceland.
the layout is really nice.
also, I too share a hobby/interest in getting f'ed up on whiskey.
First, the "bad" -- as others have said, the light text is too light, and the interactions are too easy to miss.
But the good -- the interactions themselves. Simply wonderful.
I love this a sort of interactive resume. The minimal look is very clear and easy to scan. But as a portfolio, the same person reviewing your resume may already have access to that information so this seems like a good opportunity to surface some screenshots or images to give some sense of what the visuals of your work looks like. Since the main features for that are displayed as tag-style links, someone scanning this very quickly may miss it. (And they'd be missing out! Love your Iceland project.)
Thank you! I will definitely make those feel more clickable.
I like the 'live' resume concept. I think your case - studies suffer a bit, without any explanation or context. a redesign is a huge process even if you were just involved with the vis design part of it. explain a bit more, even if its just a few sentences/annotations
Feels so calm and well presented. But as others already said contrast is not perfect on all text elements.
I love the "What I am listening to" part. Thought about including something like this when I am launching my portfolio later this year. How did you go about building it?
oh cool! thanks a lot for pointing out the direction. can't wait to try it out myself.
As the others have mentioned, I would tweak colors/weight (or something) to make the links to the work stand out more.
The little arrow/color/animation next to the employer is more obvious/clicky than the label-esque design used for portfolio items. Good luck!
Honestly I love the site. It's a really nice take on the portfolio site. You really did a great job connecting the work you did under each employer to the resume page helping make it clear what you did and where you did it.
Also, the speed of the site is killer.
This is really cool and well put together. There are probably a couple too many typefaces going on here but the presentation is great
The white to grey background transition on your "project" pages is a bit strong. A very minimal gradient may work better there, or even a lighter grey 1px border might help.
I'd also delay the inclusion of the "to the top" button until a user is further down the page.
Other than that, beautiful transitions and very clean.