Assignment 2: Showcase

Rationale

Presentation is always crucial. Your portfolio, the presentation of your work, needs to communicate directly your creative identity and you as a brand to potential employers and clients. A personal website is often the first point of contact for anyone who is interested in finding out who you are and what you can do. You direct people here, you send links, you can be found via searches and other people will share it. The way you frame the experience of the people who follow these links and referrals will have a massive impact on how you and your work progress and develop within the creative industries. The aim of this project is to build on your exploration of user experience and allow you to begin creating an identity and online portfolio through which to showcase your potential and gain possible work experience, internships or future employment. Assignment brief You are required to design and build an online identity that can present a portfolio of your creative practice. It is crucial to consider who you might want to view this portfolio and what you want to achieve from it. Think about which design companies and potential employers might be among your users. You will be encouraged to create an experience for the user that expresses your position as a designer/creative but also allows the work to be viewed in a navigatable, interactive and digital space. The website must also include an ‘About Me’ section. Although you will be producing an individual website you will be expected to work with a ‘buddy’ to both support and gain user-feedback. You will need to work fast, attend all workshops and use independent study time effectively. Presentation is always crucial. Your portfolio, the presentation of your work, needs to communicate directly your creative identity and you as a brand to potential employers and clients. A personal website is often the first point of contact for anyone who is interested in finding out who you are and what you can do. You direct people here, you send links, you can be found via searches and other people will share it. The way you frame the experience of the people who follow these links and referrals will have a massive impact on how you and your work progress and develop within the creative industries. The aim of this project is to build on your exploration of user experience and allow you to begin creating an identity and online portfolio through which to showcase your potential and gain possible work experience, internships or future employment.

Assignment brief

You are required to design and build an online identity that can present a portfolio of your creative practice. It is crucial to consider who you might want to view this portfolio and what you want to achieve from it. Think about which design companies and potential employers might be among your users. You will be encouraged to create an experience for the user that expresses your position as a designer/creative but also allows the work to be viewed in a navigatable, interactive and digital space. The website must also include an ‘About Me’ section. Although you will be producing an individual website you will be expected to work with a ‘buddy’ to both support and gain You are required to design and build an online identity that can present a portfolio of your creative practice. It is crucial to consider who you might want to view this portfolio and what you want to achieve from it. Think about which design companies and potential employers might be among your users. You will be encouraged to create an experience for the user that expresses your position as a designer/creative but also allows the work to be viewed in a navigatable, interactive and digital space. The website must also include an ‘About Me’ section. Although you will be producing an individual website you will be expected to work with a ‘buddy’ to both support and gain user feedback. You will need to work fast, attend all workshops and use independent study time effectively.

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