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Iris Avalon
Iris Avalon
14,477 Points

Starting out a Portfolio

Hey everyone!

I'm currently in college learning web design and development and haven't really had a chance to work on any real-world projects just yet.

I've created a portfolio website for myself to both give me that little boost when job hunting for my co-op term, and to eventually house all my future projects. For the time being, a lot of people have told me to just make some personal projects. I've asked some family and friends if they had project they might want me to build for them, or even just some ideas in general, though I haven't gotten anything out of that just yet.

So I guess my question is: I'm trying to put a few little personal "fake" side-projects up on my portfolio just to demonstrate some of my skills for a potential employer (making sure to emphasize the point that the projects are just little side things I've done myself, but not for an actual client). Problem is I just can't come up with very many ideas for what to actually make. I was hoping some lovely people here could offer up some good ideas for a few "concept" projects I could work on. Any thoughts? :)

Thanks in advance! Raven

2 Answers

One thing I did in college when I was learning graphic design, was to find a real product/company and then create a designs/branding/campaigns around them. Maybe try something similar? This shows you can apply the techniques you're learning to real world type projects.

Shane Meikle
Shane Meikle
13,188 Points

Find topics/hobbies that you enjoy and create something around that. Ask your family/friends if they wouldn't mind if you create 'personal' pages for them.