I’m pretty sure that I’ve failed as a blogger over the last couple of months because school took up the majority of my time.
I’m excited to report that as of the other night, I’ve officially completed my web design program!
Now that I’m done, I have a lot of stuff to start to figure out. I need to determine whether or not I want to freelance, or work as a designer at an agency. There’s pros and cons to both types of work environments, but regardless of which path I end up taking, I need to start by building a portfolio. In any creative field, the only way you can realistically expect any work is if you have some way to show off previous projects.
If prospective clients can’t see the work that you’re capable of, then how will you receive any business? That’s why showcasing your portfolio is of the utmost importance and something that should be done as soon as possible. In fact, someone that my friend knows has recently started her own business and is looking for someone to design a website for her and opted to enlist the help of a seattle website design agency because she could see from their website the designs they have produced for other companies. She loved how they looked and ultimately felt like they were the best fit for her business website. I was a bit disappointed not to get the business but this has just given me the push I need to create my portfolio.
The obvious place to showcase my portfolio is online, so I need to build my own site. It’s actually more daunting to build a site for myself than it is for a client! Over the coming days and weeks, I will get a better sense of what I plan to do (and how), so I’ll be sure to keep you posted. Choosing a domain name, colour scheme, fonts, etc are all tough decisions, at least for someone as indecisive as I am. So I might think about starting to read this article on domain name generators so I can finally decide on a starting point and get the website underway!
In the meantime, summer is starting to wind down, so I’m trying to get in a few last wears of some of my obnoxiously summer pieces. I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to my neons just yet…
Photography by Jeff
What I’m Wearing:
Dress – Gap (Similar)
Jean Jacket – Gap (Similar)
Watch – c/o Jord (Same)
Purse – Gap (Similar)
Shoes – Target (Similar)
Hairband – Aldo (Similar)
Have you packed away your summer brights?