After many delays, I've finally finished a full personal website for myself.
After graduating from my post-secondary education last year, I began working on a new website for myself. No longer having a deadline to create the site (as I previously had, during a school project), I had the freedom to take my time and do it right. I also was able to start using some of the new skills that I've been picking up while working as a web developer. It has ended up taking far longer than I originally intended but it was worth the wait. Now I have something I'm happy with, which is a little more reflective of my current skill level.
A Shift in Careers
While I originally studied to work as a graphic designer, I am starting to shift my interests into web development.
I had always intended to become a graphic designer, before and during my schooling. However, at some point near the end of my program my interest started to sway more towards web development. This also felt to me like a better lead-in to game development, which is my ultimate goal. Because of this shift, my portfolio will also likely start to shift away from showing design pieces, to more of an in-depth look at project development, and case-studies regarding my web development projects. I do intend to keep my graphic design skills sharp though, and keep on producing a few pieces for my gallery every now and then!
Cleaning Up my Portfolio
I am finding that many of my older pieces aren't quite up to par with the newer ones, and I am working to improve the overall strength of my portfolio.
With everything that I have learned, both through my schooling, as well as through my work after graduation, my skill level has increased dramatically over the past year or two. While this is great, it does have that downside of making many of my portfolio pieces a bit outdated. I feel that the strength of much of my older work is not high enough to be shown with my newer work, so I am keeping my portfolio fairly light on content for the time being. This should help me focus on my more recent, and much stronger work. Don't worry, I am planning on adding much more to my portfolio fairly soon!