Portfolio Over the Years
Timeline2015 - 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 — School Project
I built this site using PHP, HTML, CSS, and some jQuery to make things feel a bit magical.
2015 — 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.
2018/2019 — Gatsby Site
2021 — 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:
- Tailwind CSS
- Framer Motion
- Typescript — 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: