I am looking for some feedback on my portfolio. Any sugestions more than welcomed. Thank you all!
This is a good start. I agree with David S. that you need more processwork. I'd also say that the isometric BS isn't helping your work at all. Its less communicative and is distracting. I want to look at the work that you've done, not how cleverly you can compose screenshots to be 3D.
As someone who looks at a lot of portfolios for leisure as well as with the express purpose of hiring someone, keep it simple. The easier you make it for me to tell me the story of what problem you're solving and why you made the decisions that you made, the more appetizing your portfolio will be. Similarly, the easier you make it for me to look at exactly what you made, as I would consume it in production (none of that isometric BS, or impressive iMac angles), the more likely I am to stick around.
Thanks Justin. I didn't tried to follow a trend (a see dribbble full of isometric shots) but this seemed the best way to add more screenshots and use less reall estate. My main concern was not to get a 10.000 px height case study so that's why I used thos isometric shots. But now after I have read your feedback makes sense. It's difficult to see it, understand it. Sometimes you have to imagine it how it looks in "real". Thanks a lot for your input. It helped me a lot.
You've done some great work, i really like it apart from the annoying dribbble trendy isometric views. Whats the point of it? Why not show the work they way it was designed to be seen.
Thanks for your feedback Leigh! You are right; it was my fear for very long case studies. I thought it was a good solution to use isometric view to show 3 or 4 screens in a small real estate. But you are right; there's no real value of showing them if you can't see the design in the way it was intended to look.
It looks very appealing. I would advise that you spend some time on process - what kind of upfront research did you do, what were your findings, what kind of people did you need to work with? Stuff like that would go down really well.
You have great work I wouldn't worry about having long case studies, if the work is compelling people will be prepared to scroll. Teehan+Lax's case studies would be helpful to look at, http://www.teehanlax.com/story/medium/
You are right Adam. If it makes sens and it really tells a story it won't be boring. Thanks for your feedback & link.
Good presentation, but I'd love to see more straightforward screens and some insights into your process.
Thanks David. I feared too much of having long case studies and I've negleted this. I think I will redo some of them and I'll add insights & straightforward screens. Now I have 3 new projects to add to my portfolio and I will consider very much your input. Thanks a lot!
Very nicely done. The only suggestions i'd have for improvement is to include some interactions, easing of content etc to highlight interactions between elements. But aside from that, I like it.
Looks really nice, but that iMac angle is giving me vertigo!
Thanks for your feedback :)
Amazing work Cosmin ! I love your style so clean.. Good luck with your new portfolio !
Thanks Cosmin :)
Just a short note, others have addressed many points already, but:
- Have a background color set to your hero. I've got a slow loading speed, and I didn't know there was text there at all. I suppose it might be the same case on mobiles and other devices.
- I didn't realize the 'works by Cosmin Neagu and his photoblog' were links, just thought it was a strangely broken-up sentence.
Rest is great, I really like your portfolio items!
Thanks a lot for your feedback.
I really like it, you have great work and a really impactful website. I feel like your site would benefit a lot from some animations, small parallax on the project images or just some opening fade-ins, something around that.
The typography doesn't look smooth on OSX, probably just a matter of CSS.
I'd also like to see a different intro text about you, probably a more specific kind one, about what you really do and what technologies you work with, but this is just personal taste.
Other than that, really good work.
Thanks for you input. I know that animations will be a plus but I'll have to digg more to find out how to integrate all in a smooth way with wordpress. I was thinking to redo the about page because looks more like a classic CV. I have the same problem with the fonts right now. I think that I'll switch to typekit (now I'm using google fonts).
I like it a lot, Cosmin! Nice diversity of work and the different styled cases. Only one thing, the "2 of 8", I thought that was work, but it turned out to include also contact and about.
Thanks for the feedback. Yeah you're right. I don't know how to fix that :(. It's the wordpress pagination. I'll fix that asap if I'll find out how.
"I make complex interfaces feel simpler and I ease the communication between a human and a device." could be consolidated for readability to: "I make complex interfaces feel simpler easing the communication between a human and a device."
I like it.
But you really need to work on your load times.
Yeah Devin I know I have a problem here. I'll have to work harder in order to fix this.
I dig it overall but I was craving for a way to quickly navigate from 1 to 8 rather than just scrolling. Like a floating side-nav, perhaps?
Thanks for your feedback. I'll think about it :)
Awesome work, but be sure to optimize it for mobile.
Thanks for your feedback. I know I have a real problem with the mobile :(
Really great! The only thing I found was what I think is a typo. I read through this sentence several times and it didn't make sense.
"Be like your star is an e-commerce project aiming towards young people who wish to dress like the celebrities who they’re fans are."
"The celebrities who they are fans are" doesn't make sense. Again, great work visually!
Also the title should be capitalized "Be Like Your Star". I just noticed that.
Thanks Kyle. I agree; doesn't make sense. Thanks a lot for your feedback.
Thank you @Sarah. I will keep that in my mind for the next case study.
Thank you for your feedback David. I thought at this but maybe I was a little scared not to make a very long case study. I wanted to show more images & less text. Maybe I can come up with a sort of infographic?
No. Don't come up with an infographic—just write the text.
Ok. I will. Thanks again :)