akurtula — 2012-07-16T12:36:36-04:00 — #1
I am in the process of completing the design of my blog/portfolio website. I am happy with its design, and I am planing to start blogging tutorials on web design (mainly to show possible clients that I know what I am talking about)
Because I have not had any client work so far, I do not have many client projects to show on my portfolio. I have about 8 projects that I have worked on over time, but there are only two that I would proudly show on my portfolio.
Would it be ok if I only show two projects in my portfolio for now? And over time, when I get more work done, should 3 to 4 be the target. But again, for now is it ok is I only show two projects.
marplo — 2012-07-16T14:22:32-04:00 — #2
I think it is good to say something like: "Here is two of my projects" and show them. Maybe some visitors will like them, and will be interested.
johntucker300 — 2012-07-16T18:18:36-04:00 — #3
You can design some great looking mock ups to show them to your potential clients. You can also convert these mock up to a web page too. This way your prospects will be more likely to hire you. I won't hire anyone if he just have only 2 projects in his portfolio unless these 2 are too big projects.
akurtula — 2012-07-17T08:36:46-04:00 — #4
How many mockups would I need in order to be hired by anyone with your standarts
Does having a personal blog change anything?
Thanks for your responses
akurtula — 2012-07-17T20:13:09-04:00 — #5
I have finished building my portfolio site, but noticed that I only have two project that I can show on my portfolio
- another blog&portfolio design
- a to do list manager site
It is almost a year since I graduated and have not been able to find a job (payed or unpaid) as a result I do not have client projects to show on my portfolio and all my efforts to find charities that need a website have not resulted in anything
Can you recommend me some project ideas that I can work on so that I can add them to my portfolio to show that I know what I am doing
I did think of designing few more blogs and portfolios and show them as projects, but it be nice if I had a variety of designs
I also thought of making up brand names, for example a fake hotel and then create a site for it.
Anyway could you please advice me on what I can work on in order to build up some projects.
chr — 2012-07-18T11:58:01-04:00 — #6
I think two is fine, its better to show some of your work then nothing. Hopefully you can fill in the portfolio with more stuff as time goes on.
akurtula — 2012-07-19T07:47:21-04:00 — #7
In order to get more stuff is it ok to make fake projects?
if so, can you give me any ideas on what kind of site I should try and build
technobear — 2012-07-19T11:57:00-04:00 — #8
It's fine to make demo projects - which I'm sure is what you really mean. Just say that it's an example of what can be achieved. As long as you're honest, there won't be a problem.
You can try thinking about the kinds of businesses you're likely to end up working for, and try to build something to fit. Even better is if you can find a church, charity or community group who would appreciate a site but be unable to afford one. Donate your services, and you get experience of working with real clients as well as a site for your portfolio - and a whole lot of happy people who'll hopefully recommend your services to their friends and relations.
tranker — 2012-07-19T19:04:21-04:00 — #9
Depends how you present it..If you have a lot of empty space around, small pictrues and no description it will look lacking.
On the other hand with some nice screen shots, a frame around it and some side bars it could fit perfectly and look great.
johndevice — 2012-10-10T07:12:44-04:00 — #10
I'm sure that number of work not so important . More important to show a serious projects , because people don't watch how many websites you create or for who , they watch what can you do for them .