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I think he means Sketch Toolbox is a good foundation to iterate upon...
THIS IS AWESOME!
Sketch toolbox solves for one use case...easily download sketch plugins in one place. It lacked core abilities to search and filter. Sketchpacks fills in many of those gaps. I see a ton of potential for this. Not to mention the design is very pleasing to the eye.
The key things highlighted by the creator Automatic Updates and Version Locking is particularly useful because you can always stay up to date with the latest plugins and version locking will help with issues that arise with bugs. As a designer, having a seamless uninterrupted workflow is what helps me get shit done!
Yay! Keep at it!
mine is filled with a bunch of writing about how I solved the problem...might be too heavy of a read but seemed to have gotten me a job just fine :) www.becca.li
A friend of mine, Adam Kirkwood built a central place to find plugins easily. Under the popular section are really awesome sketch plugins that are highly recommended by most designers :) check it out! https://www.sketchpacks.com/
I would encourage trying to develop your own with say a bootstrap or foundation framework. I did the code academy tutorial for basic html/css and used bootstrap for my portfolio: www.becca.li and actually came out of it with a lot more knowledge about design.
If you're strapped for time, getting your work out in the wild is much more important. I actually recommended a few designers to use Medium as a platform. Create your own publication and then write about your process, learnings, journey to solving problems on there.
I also agree. I think all the stuff in the beginning can be condensed or placed at the base of the page. The primary goal is to showcase your work.
If your goal is to continue being a visual designer, then I think your portfolio nailed it. The visuals are high quality and captivating to look through. If you're looking to show your thought process or problem-solving skills, I'm finding it needs more writing. Additionally, case studies are typically used to show the journey to the solution and not just the visual results.
I also think the interactions are slightly distracting. It starts to feel like you're trying out a lot of different codes because they're super cool. I think usage of interactions and motion are really important when complimenting your design so I would focus primarily on how motion/interactions help assist the viewer of your portfolio through your portfolio.
Anyhow, you're clearly a great designer, it shows in the work. Tying it together is always hard so keep at it. Best of luck!!!
Thanks Joel! Really appreciate your feedback. I think it validates the reason why I've designed my latest portfolio in this way. I believe product designers should and have the opportunity to go behind just visual design or pretty pictures. Additionally, like you stated in the last part of your comment, this will hopefully resonate with the right employer. It may limit options but should pave the right path for me. Thanks tons!
Great feedback! I'm looking into the scrolling problem in the homepage. Hoping to polish up the code a little bit more. :)
Thanks! Feedback like this is great because one of the things I was struggling with was the amount of depth to provide. Will take this into consideration :)
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