Improving PortfolioEstimated reading time: 1 min
I feel like having your own portfolio on the web is a must for a software craftperson. I think that the old way of not needing a portfolio is not going to last.
If you want to compete for a remote position or have an online business, you need a portfolio of your work and services. The portfolio is a way to show your customer why they should pick you.
What is a portfolio ?
To me, this website is my portfolio.
It is a collection of works and description of those works.
One of the challenges with having the portfolio is knowing what to put on it. After all, the portfolio is a public. Another challenge is to know what level of details to put into the descriptions. Who is the target reader? Does that matter?
For my portfolio, I started it all with a blog. As time went, and I developed skills, I added a projects section. I tried to explain each project via the technologies used, screenshots, and live links. I do not think that my descriptions fit my portfolio anymore. The projects page has become more than a wall of text.
Now, it is time to improve my portfolio and add a case study section. This section will allow me to expand on each project in a systematic way. I will explore examples of case studies and then apply the approach to my projects.
At the moment, I will be incorporating this guide, for emerging designers today, to my
I will be using
three one of their checklists One for the entire website
- One for a case study section on the website
One for website presentation
I am excited to be exploring the case study improvement to my portfolio. I plan to do a retro on each of the closed projects and talk about them in depth.
Portfolios are important and work on them never ends. I will be adding case studies. Maybe.