Updated on januari 2, 2018
Jumping into 2018 with a brand new portfolio
During the Christmas holidays I had a few days off at work so I thought… This is the perfect moment to redo my personal website! With all the new things I’ve learned during my internship last year, I was pretty excited to challenge myself. I’m pretty happy with my results and I hope I could impress you as well!
Wireframing as a non-designer
I don’t like designing that much. I love to code front-end stuff, as long as someone else can provide me with designs. For my personal project I gathered some inspiration through Pinterest and websites from other digital agencies. I search for the elements I want to style, like the header, footer, about page, … and combine the things I think will look good.
I do make quick wireframes of the elements I can find, to make sure I won’t forget how I had it in mind. But there is a high chance I won’t follow my designs when I’m actually coding my project. It’s like a sort of fallback when I’m out of new inspiration and forgot how I had it planned before.
My luxury office
When I’m not in the office at work but just at home, my dream office quickly changes to something far less pleasant. I don’t have a table or chair in my tiny room. So when I’m working from home, I need to sit on my bed or use the bedside table as desk. The internet at home is also one big joke.
But I do love my work, and definitely when it is for my own portfolio. So I don’t mind my luxury lifestyle. I can order some Starbucks and some takeaway nacho’s and I’m good to go all night! On a side note: I redid my whole website within a week and I’m very satisfied with my results. I hope my minimalistic, yet professional looking (I hope) new portfolio could impress you too!
I think it’s safe to say that my new website is powered by WordPress, PJAX, coffee and nacho’s.