Data #11: Get Inspired From Others’ Portfolios!

Feeling clueless about what to put in your portfolio? Want to get some ideas on how you can build the best online portfolio? One of the ways you can grow and improve in building your portfolio is by looking at how other people have built theirs. I want to introduce you a few online art portfolios I have found.

Note: Some of the portfolios are Flash-based. You may need to enable Flash for the online portfolios to display correctly.

The Portfolios

  • Travis Ramsdale – [ http://www.travisramsdale.com ]
  • image_Travis Ramsdale's Online Portfolio

    Home page of Travis Ramsdale's online portfolio.
    © 2009 Travis Ramsdale


    I like Ramsdale’s online animation portfolio.[1] It is straightforward and well-organized. His portfolio is a good example for those who want to have demo reels and animated videos in their online portfolios.

    The only potential problem that I see is that videos tend to take some time to load. Some people may have different connection speeds. If the contents of the portfolio take too long to load, employers may quickly lose interest and move on.

  • Chris Moffitt – [ http://www.chrismoffitt.com ]
  • image_Chris Moffitt's Online Portfolio

    Home page of Chris Moffitt's online portfolio.
    © 2007-2009 Chris Moffitt unless otherwise noted


    Chris Moffitt’s online portfolio features some amazing 2D sketches and 3D models and textures.[2] Some of his works include 3D models from animated movies like The Ant Bully (2006, John A. Davis) and from video games such as Halo Wars for the XBox 360.

  • Jon Ruppel – [ http://www.oneover.com ]
  • image_jonRuppel'sOnlinePortfolio

    Home page of Jon Ruppel's online portfolio.
    © n.d. Jon Ruppel


    I am blown away by this portfolio! I had fun exploring Ruppel’s interactive portfolio.[3] You can even change its interface if you hover your mouse over Options! My favorite pieces are “Sparks” and “Dusty Light.”

  • Sonja Mueller – [ http://www.sonjamueller.org ]
  • image_Sonja Mueller's Online Portfolio

    Home page of Sonja Mueller's online portfolio.
    © n.d. Sonja Mueller


    The theme of Mueller’s online portfolio is trees.[4] This portfolio is also interactive, and you can hover your mouse over the forest to see a gallery on each tree. The sound effects are cute, too!

  • Joaquin Baldwin – [ http://www.pixelnitrate.com ]
  • Home page of Joaquin Baldwin's online portfolio.
    © 2009 Joaquin Baldwin


    Another awesome animation and film portfolio! Baldwin’s portfolio impressed me by directing my attention to his best works on his home page.[5] Sebastian’s Voodoo and Papiroflexia are amazing animations that have a twist of creativity!

Sources

  1. Ramsdale, T. (n.d.). Travis Ramsdale – Online Animation Portfolio. Travis Ramsdale – Online Animation Portfolio. Retrieved April 20, 2011, from http://www.travisramsdale.com/
  2. Moffitt, C. (n.d.). The Online Portfolio of Chris Moffitt. The Online Portfolio of Chris Moffitt. Retrieved April 20, 2011, from http://www.chrismoffitt.com/
  3. Ruppel, J. (n.d.). Oneover.com – Online Portfolio For Jon Ruppel. Oneover.com – Online Portfolio For Jon Ruppel. Retrieved April 20, 2011, from http://www.oneover.com/
  4. Mueller, S. (n.d.). SONJA MUELLER ::: PHOTOGRAPHY. SONJA MUELLER ::: PHOTOGRAPHY. Retrieved April 20, 2011, from http://www.sonjamueller.org/
  5. Baldwin, J. (n.d.). Pixel Nitrate – Joaquin Baldwin’s Animation Portfolio. Pixel Nitrate – Joaquin Baldwin’s Animation Portfolio. Retrieved April 20, 2011, from http://www.pixelnitrate.com
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