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Hire diversely and include more people in the design process. Make sure your user studies are thorough and inclusive. There's a lot you don't see that's obvious to other people, it's just a matter of giving them a chance to tell you.
I mean, to be fair, it's an interface on top of git ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Damn I've wanted something like this forever. The best I've come up with has been sitesucker and hosting it somewhere new myself. This is awesome and I wish I had it before
I do wish it had a sitesucker-type feature though, where it could crawl the site and save everything for smaller sites.
Holy. Shit. This is incredible work.
Linsey, this is an absolutely gorgeous portfolio. It's bold and fresh. I especially love the consistency and attention to detail between various case studies, how you show typography choices, etc. Overall i's really solid and professional. Great work.
As some others have said, though, this is currently a very strong visual/web design portfolio. I have no doubt in my mind that it'll easily get you those kinds of jobs. But you also frame yourself as a strategy/UX professional on top of that, yet that doesn't come through in the case studies.
There's an industry adage that says your portfolio should only ever include the kind of work you want to keep getting. If that's the case, this is wonderful. Otherwise, I'd tweak it a bit.
Hey, thanks for the comment (I guess?). You're right in that there's nothing spectacular on the surface, but I do find this kind of work extremely rewarding. It's actually surprisingly difficult to make sure these boring user flows work well, especially in situations where they're difficult to ship. This skillset is valuable to some companies.
Also, you should work on the style of your critique :)
That's great to hear. Thanks for the kind words, Labib! :)
Hey, you're totally right!
I'm using a generator on jekyll to output a srcset and serve different sized images for various breakpoints, but I never thought to further optimize those outputted images.
On my todo list for next week :)
It's a process!
Today marks exactly 3 years since I first posted my portfolio to DN. To mark this occasion, I deleted it and replaced it with a new one!
I started disliking the old site almost immediately, so I refreshed it for my most recent job search. As it stands, I don’t hate it quite yet.
Tomorrow’s my first day at GitHub, so I’m stoked to start fresh. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the new site :)
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