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Eric Blattberg's design portfolio (hey, that's me!)

1 year ago from , Product Designer

Hey DN,

It's been a long time coming, but after 3 years of work as a UX designer, I finally have a portfolio site that showcases some of my more-recent work.

The site isn't completely done (but then again, what portfolio is ever done?). Still, I'd love your feedback, whether that's about the home page, case study content, visual design, or anything else that comes to mind.

https://www.ericblattberg.com/

Thanks, Eric

P.S. I built it using Webflow, about which I heard nothing but great things from this community. And indeed, my experience learning & using that tool was extremely positive 95% of the time, which is all you can really ask for!

10 comments

  • Benjamin Berger, 1 year ago

    Hey Eric, congrats on getting your portfolio out, I know the hard work to get this done! Also, great writing on the case studies, we can feel your process, it's pretty cool.

    Heres a few feedbacks :)

    • I found your main paragraph width a bit wide. Usually we say that the most legible width allows for 80 to 100 chars. I think you got more than 200.

    • I found your "About me" section oddly placed mainly because of your CTA. When I clicked on it, it scrolled down and I just passed your About section which made me feel like I was missing something.

    • I almost missed your button on the project cards, maybe the contrast is not high enough or maybe it's because the first one is "Coming soon", I just assumed all the others were coming soon as well.

    • At the end of your project, I missed some links to the following one, would be cool to be able to navigate without going back to the home page, or even contact you if I enjoyed what I read.

    • Finally, that's more personal, I think you could push your visual style a bit more, in the About section there's good opportunities or even inside the case studies when you introduce problems and data. We all quickly scan through the pages and don't have time to read it all. So it's the right time to introduce icons, illustrations, new text styles to make things shine and catch attention!

    Hopefully that will help you, good luck with your work!

    3 points
    • Eric Blattberg, 1 year ago

      These are really great, detailed suggestions! Thank you so much. I made a number of changes already, including...

      • Moving the Olo (placeholder) card to the bottom of the stack
      • Moving the "About me" section below the project section
      • Changing the .white button class default style to have a more-prominent border, increasing visibility
      • Adding a "Next project" section beneath "Closing thoughts" section of each case study, reusing the cards from the homepage

      Will definitely think through some visual enhancements, especially to the "About me" section, which is pretty bare.

      1 point
  • Roman PohoreckiRoman Pohorecki, 1 year ago

    Good looking site.

    • The image above the "A bit about me" appears like a case study, so it's easy to miss. You could tuck those about paragraphs into an accordion under your intro statement.

    • I also clicked on the the "Olo Responsive Redesign" after getting scrolled to it. If a case study isn't ready don't publish it. Or put it at the bottom of the stack.

    • Entire case study tile could be clickable.

    2 points
  • Jason LiJason Li, 1 year ago

    I like the site. Amazing you built it with Webflow...I'm going to have to check it out.

    When I read "UX Designer" I expected your case studies to be filled with user research notes and wireframe mockups. But seems like you're decent at visual design and branding too.

    Curious why you decided on "UX Designer" vs a more generalized title to match your skillset.

    0 points
  • Rich W., 1 year ago

    It could be just me but it feels like the typeface you're using for body copy is better suited for headlines. Feels more like a display serif.

    0 points
    • Vince RenfroVince Renfro, 1 year ago

      It's not just you. The name of the typeface is playfair display. It wasn't intended for small sizes.

      If you read the notes on Google it recommends you substitute the body text with Georgia.

      3 points
      • Rich W., 1 year ago

        I knew these eyes were good for something.

        0 points
      • Eric Blattberg, 1 year ago

        I switched to Georgia and it's way better in this context. Good call. Thank you!

        2 points
        • Vince RenfroVince Renfro, 1 year ago

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          This looks so much better! I think the switch to Georgia makes your body copy much more legible

          1 point
  • Darren Treat, 1 year ago

    Nice site! For better or worse I did find that on skim read I felt like I learned more about the work you've done than about you. If I wasn't checking the URL or looking for hints, I probably wouldn't have known your last name. (Eric Blattberg is not stated within the body as anything other than an email address.)

    I challenge you to try to put your personal self-branding above the fold. Bonus points for adding an image inferring your facial features. This makes it easy to connect 'Eric' to a human being.

    Additionally, add a contact CTA above the fold (Even if it is just an autoscroll.). Sometimes people are coming knowing they want to talk to you; giving them the comfort & freedom to say 'no' to the sale on who you are will give them a no-distraction route to their priority.

    0 points