23 Mar

Portfolio Project: Selling Yourself

As part of creating my interactive CV, I’ve been looking at what other designers and web developers are doing to promote their skills. The best ones I’ve seen include an element of fun and interactivity with them, that make them interesting.

Here are a few of my favourites:

 

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It’s interesting to see what people are doing to attract attention. Interactivity is a great idea, novelty is okay as long as it is done well, and obviously depends on the work you’re trying to get.

I’m going to aim for a more professional tone with my interactive CV, but on-trend and playful too – the same way I’ve had a bit of fun with my rollover image in the sidebar. I always mention Adham Dannaway’s portfolio website, (and obviously other people love it too when you see how many replicas there are) but I like the playful/professional combination. It just works.

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14 May

Infographic CVs

There are some very interesting ways to attract attention to yourself online. An infographic CV is one of those more classy methods. Here are a selection of ones I like (and mine, which you can judge for yourself…)

 

Eric Bar

There is an unfortunate typo, but the design is great, it’s very clear. Negative space is actually a positive thing!

Eric Bar - http://www.sheket.net

© Eric Bar – http://www.sheket.net

 

Mohit Lakhmani

This one is very creative. I immediately followed him on Behance. Check out the brilliance of this paper infographic CV…

3D Embossed Paper Crafted Infographic Resume by Mohit Lakhmani

3D Embossed Paper Crafted Infographic Resume by Mohit Lakhmani

 

Sylwia Presley

This one was designed by Damage Von Rock, and posted on planetdamage.com

View the 'how to' on planetdamage.com

View the ‘how to’ on planetdamage.com

 

Ashley Nye

And lastly… my infographic, designed to blend in with my portfolio siteInfographic CV

Note: if you would like your infographic CV critiqued and displayed here, please email me.

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