Student portfolio sites

The following are a list of links and basic ideas that I used for a second year creative technology students at UWE (Web Design, Digital Media, Games Tech, Music Tech).

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/02/26/10-steps-to-the-perfect-portfolio-website/

Things a portfolio needs to contain

  • Passion
  • Excitement
  • Interest in what you do
  • Side projects

Structural/content

  • Tagline (one quick line about what you do)
  • Show what things/services/offering can do
  • Some personal stuff
  • Contact details
  • Call to action (hire me)
  • The portfolio itself- examples of work with clear descriptions of what you personally did. Appropriate images help.

Smashing magazine inspiration
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/26/50-beautiful-and-creative-portfolio-designs/
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/portfolio-web-design-showcases/
http://www.onextrapixel.com/2011/05/19/55-inspiring-and-clever-online-portfolios/

UWE Web Design students
http://craigcoles.co.uk/
http://www.carlwood.net/work.html
http://stevelacey.net/

From 2010 Graduates
http://www.chrisanstey.co.uk/

Games Tech
Lists of completed games for the experienced. Otherwise go to town on what you have created.
http://archives.igda.org/breakingin/
http://www.next-gen.biz/features/how-break-games-industry
http://www.amazon.co.uk/100-Questions-Answers-300-Page/dp/1435458044/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1320665504&sr=1-1
http://gamecareerguide.net/features/464/the_game_design_portfolio_is_.php

http://www.patrickcurry.com/thoughts/creating-the-ultimate-game-design-portfolio/ 

Game designer portfolios
http://jdifrancisco.com/
http://www.samkaplangamedesign.com/
http://madmassey.com/
http://designerakash.com/
http://www.tim-miller.org/

How to do it
WordPress.org
Hosted www.wordpress.com
www.Soundcloud.com
www.Vimeo.com