Portfolio Over the Years




2015 - is it ever done?

Like many designers, I've worked on a number of iterations of my portfolio over the years. It's a great opportunity to try out new front end tools, while also telling your story. Here are the ghosts of portfolios past.

2012 β€” School Project

I built this site using PHP, HTML, CSS, and some jQuery to make things feel a bit magical.

portfolio site from 2012
2012 site built with HTML/CSS PHP πŸ‘Ό
portfolio site from 2012
Old projects I'd worked on β€” oh the memories πŸ₯Ί

2015 β€” First Job

I built this site during grad school using Wordpress. I took an existing theme and modified it to fit the styles I wanted to use. It was mostly filled with student projects, web projects, graphic design, and some early UX work.

portfolio from 2015
2015 Custom Theme WordPress Site πŸ’…
portfolio site from 2015
2015 project highlights ✨

2018/2019 β€” Gatsby Site

In 2018, I became interested in learning Javascript and React. I'd started learning from Wes Bos' online courses and also took an in-person Javascript course at Juno College. I built my portfolio site using Gatsby to practice using React. While building it, I landed a job at Together, so I shipped what I had built up to that point.

View 2018 Portfolio

portfolio site from 2018
2018 site built with Gatsby πŸ’ͺ

2021 β€” You're looking at it

I built this website using Keystone and Next.js. It was a good excuse to learn some new tech and comb through new docs and tutorials.

I've become a lot more familiar with:

  • Next.js
  • Keystone.js
  • Tailwind CSS
  • Framer Motion
  • Typescript β€” very rudimentary knowledge of how to declare types, and see what benefits you get in your IDE from using typescript
  • Working with GraphQL and building out backend schemas with Keystone for projects and posts
  • Deploying on Vercel

Some more technical and front-endy designers that inspired me to build a new portfolio: