Clients appreciate the thought process more than the final result of which they don't know much about. If you're only pushing pixels, than it's fine to show just pixels. But if you want to work with customers who are looking for results, you should add a page of text for each of those projects, where you explain what was the problem and how you came to the solution you did.
Right, I might extend it a bit.
Look, “minimalist” works for people who don’t need to impress—their name is enough. For you, however, this is not the case. You need to explain your process, thoughts etc to impress. Also, omit emojis.
Just out of interest, why should he omit emojis? A concern about professionalism or something?
nice work. elegant, simple and to the point.
Beautiful. One of the best minimal portfolios I've seen.
Very modern and friendly, I like it!
Very nice! Similar aesthetic to https://www.julian.com
That seems like a bit of a stretch.. ?
Haha maybe but it felt similar to the about page but with more emojis
Looks cool, but a minimal site with a rocket emoji in the favicon?
Just wanted to do the whole site only with emojis as icons and I thought the rocket one looks kinda cool on a favicon.
but... why? how does your site or personal marketing/messaging benefit from a random (and quite ubiquitous) emoji as a favicon?
The entire point of a favicon is for quick recognition in the tabs of your browser. How does a rocket ship represent you and your work? How does it help you stand out from all the other designers (and more importantly, tabs of a browser since we're discussing favicons specifically) ? I think you're missing out on some personal branding opportunities.
Also, rationalizing design decisions on the fact that "well, it looks kinda cool" is not going to win over potential clients/ employers.
You're right. I'll put some more thought into it.
Rocket and hand waving emojis are the new "lol im so random"/designers talking about how much coffee they drink.