A case study on freshing up the design and reviving the content of my portfolio.
February 15-22, 2022
A portfolio is required to apply for the Design CoP within the US Digital Services. They want applicants to demonstrate design thinking and to document their thought process.
As I'm applying for the Design CoP, I need to create new content as my portfolio is antiquated. I get around to redesigning every 4 years. Unfortunately, due to the nature of my employment, I am not permitted to share over 6 years and 17 projects worth of design and development. My portfolio needs to land me a job where I can finally share my work with the world.
Fortunately, I recently started reviving my branding for my resume. I designed a new logo. The color palette and typography had already been decided. My Adobe XD prototypes had already been started to reflect the changes of branding in my resume. I coded those pages and then carried the design throughout the remainder of the site.
I extensively researched the competition as for what to include in my portfolio. As new content was created, I've slowly been able to remove content that was questionable. I'm still working out the kinks and having a hard time letting some pages go.
I visualized a timeline for the journey that led me to my career in User Experience Design. I wanted to give the user a glimpse of my background - short & sweet.
I added more relevant recommendations and removed the carousel for usability. The carousel was moving too fast to read and the controls were not accessible.