Getting Out of the Way of Your Designs1:38 with Devin O'Bryan
Create a portfolio that will showcase your actual work rather than just the design of the portfolio site.
Co-creation -- a management initiative, or form of economic strategy, that brings different parties together (for instance, a company and a group of customers), in order to jointly produce a mutually valued outcome.. Minimal Design -- the embracing of the maxim “less is more”. The use of whitespace is a key consideration when thinking about minimal design.
[MUSIC] 0:00 Now that we've discussed how your work and narrative fit into your portfolio, 0:04 it's time to start addressing the actual visual design of your portfolio. 0:10 Simply part, make it simply put. 0:16 Go for a minimal design to embrace the maxim less is more. 0:20 [SOUND] Let the portfolio work be the focus in terms of typography, 0:23 color, and interactions. 0:28 To do this, choose as few typefaces, sizes, weights, and colors as possible. 0:30 The same goes for the interactions, keep them minimal. 0:37 Just in terms of getting started, you'll want a grid. 0:43 There are sites like the Responsive Grid System 0:45 that can help you calculate the best grid for you. 0:48 And then it will generate the basic code you need to execute that grid. 0:51 For instance, here's a 12-column grid in action. 0:56 Rebecca used ony a handful of typefaces and a minimal amount of 0:59 grays in her color palette to show her work off more effectively. 1:04 She was able to subdivide her space visually into 1:09 multiples of 12, 6, 4, 3, 2, and 1. 1:13 For responsive design, that 12-column grid tends to be the most versatile. 1:18 Once you've created a grid to flow all of your content into, 1:24 it's time to start filling that grid. 1:29 We'll use the next video to talk about getting feedback 1:32 once you've begun adding that content. 1:35
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