I DUNNO MAN THIS GUY LOOKS HELLA SKETCHY.
(Not a bad portfolio! Always enjoy seeing stuff like this - and a lot of us don't get around to build one. Kudos for getting it done and sharing it.)
The "anonymous" vibe is a real turn-off for me - I wouldn't notice the lack of a photo but the fact that there is one but it's so obscured makes me start asking questions. It shouldn't have any bearing on how I view your work but I think it does. Something to consider.
Heya Adam, its an interesting question - and one I've gone back and forth with regards to sharing work on the internet. But for me personally I like the idea of the author/creator fading away and only their work remaining. (Plus I've had an interesting interaction with anonymity the past few months - ( Another Life Recordings) - so I suppose the concept of it, the anonymous creator, was on my mind as I was designing. PS: I am visible on the [about page] (dylanbaskind.com/about) :)
I would like to see a picture of you and some content - cool style
I would love to see newer projects of yours :)
Your story about making Qwilr is really interesting, some great insights. You did an awesome thing that very few people succeeded :) Good job !
Cool portfolio with a lot of content! I just wished there was a better way of navigating through the pages. Once you get to a page like "About" there should be a menu list at the bottom of the page to keep you in the loop, or a single page link if you want them to follow a particular path. Scrolling up and clicking on the burger icon isnt the best practice imo
Yep I kinda agree - the "next project" concept works nicely in the actual disciplines (i.e. writing, design, engineering etc).
I'm thinking of bringing back a concept from the original incarnation, where there was a random tiling selection of art/writing/design/eng/etc projects that appeared at the bottom of pages.
Good to hear that instinct echoed. Thanks for checking it out :)
Really good stuff mate. When I see a portfolio claiming work that wide I tend to think 'jack of all trades' ( my Inner Shithead ;) ) but looking around you're a very versatile creative.
Particularly enjoyed the slug piece and the Cyrene piece, something Bukowski-esque about that latter one.
Thank ya sir - I'll take a Bukowski nod any day! Ha, I still feel very much like a master-of-none (I work with ex-Googlers/Microsoft/Dropbox folks who make me feel highly inadequate about my code skills :)
It's been a bit of an ongoing struggle for me - whether to separate every thing out into micro sites (painful upkeep!) - or to combine them into one super site.
Awesome, this is refreshing to for me to see.
I've been paralyzed into not building a portfolio because I make a ton of random things and I'm not quite sure what I'm supposed to curate and publish. Its fun to see someone just put everything they enjoy out there for the world to see. I oughta get mine up and running sometime...
Do it! The catharsis is palpable. My metric is: am I happy with the work? i.e. I don't really consider myself "primarily" any of the things you see there. I'm a bit of all of them. So, as long as I'm satisfied with the quality of the work (regardless of discipline) then I publish it. Admittedly, it mixes one's professional, personal and creative personas - but I think that's a reasonable trade off.