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I think showing that you've got a creative bone in you is awesome, but perhaps it would be clearer if you stated that painting is a passion of yours, like maybe how "I love knitting little sweaters for dogs, in my spare time" is a passion of mine haha
The work you're showing at the moment is a bit scattered in a sense that you've got some great work, but if you're trying to transition into UI, I would present work only that you feel that is strongly focused on Illustration and UI. For example, I personally would remove the "Department of Music", "University Commencement", "Soundscapes", "Book store coupon", "Kidtrition" and "Oil paintings" from this portfolio.
The ones I've removed appear to have less illustration focus, and thus in my view have less relevancy towards illustration or icon/logo creation (both of which are useful towards when creating UI IMO).
If you have a personal site that doesn't sit on Behance for example, you could have a separate section to display your painting work because although there's no direct relationship to UI per se, there are implications to how you observe the world beyond the surface (which is a pretty good trait to sell yourself as, as a side-benefit).
If you're interested also, check out Office Snapshots. They've been around quite some time, and feature some really amazing work spaces.
This is super cool. I'd suggest making the navigation accessible from your sub pages as well. The tutorial/about us/FAQ page just opens the page without the top navigation to make trying the product accessible (without having to click back on the browser). At that point, you might see a lot of bounce rates, when you have a nifty tool for people to use!
Additionally, if you could allow a user to feed in a CSV of their guest list to auto populate, that would be helpful too. Although I can see that you can paste entire columns directly from Excel into the interface.
On that note, should other ethnic groups have their own version of www.insertyourethnicitythatdesign.com too?
These social problems are largely shared by many other ethnicities, and building a site that is limited to only one ethnic group is divisive in nature because you're limiting it to one group of individuals only.
If black people aren't being hired because of the colour of their skin, do you think a website that focuses only on black people would help raise that awareness to non-black people that are hiring? Would a non-black person visit this site without knowing about it? If a non-black individual went to your site and hired a black person, isn't that just "checking a diversity box"? That to me doesn't really sound as though we're solving a diversity issue, it's just a "black" issue only; but in reality, there are many other issues that we grapple with together.
Frankly speaking, everyone goes through some form of prejudice, but it's up to the individual to prove otherwise. I personally don't think a website that advertises itself as a singularly inclusive community will help that much towards your cause towards the bigger picture of diversity.
Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
do you mean what type of work we do on a daily basis?
Love this! This will be perfect for mock ups. :)
I'd probably make the bar/line graph selector in the top right a little more obvious :) Totally by chance that I found the line charts :p
Look forward to any updates you may have in the future!
This is awesome!
Thanks for putting this together and sharing what great Canadian design is. Definitely bookmarking and sharing with the team.
Didn't someone wiser than you and I ever tell you if you don't have anything good to say, keep it to yourself?
Sharing the work although isn't meant to garner positive applaud from everywhere, but where there is improvement point it out to the poster. Be specific about how this is worse than the original and unfinished.
I myself think this is a good attempt at recreating the Gmail experience. It's a concept, so there will be areas of blue sky thinking. I'm not convinced by the tagging aspect for example but it is an interesting concept. Would need to be tested and validated really to see it's value, since email threads are a lot more passive than persistent chats for example; where being notified (ping'd) is a good feature to have.
Anyway, I just couldn't resist myself I'm sorry.
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