background preloader

Brand

Facebook Twitter

40 brilliant design portfolios to inspire you. The internet is full of thousands upon thousands of awe-inspiring creative resumes and design portfolios.

40 brilliant design portfolios to inspire you

To enable you to stand out in this tough market, it's important to make your online portfolio as impressive as you can. It's not just the examples of work that need to blow away your potential clients (although they do help) it's the way that they're presented. You don't have to be a superstar creative director or web designer; a touch of creativity and innovative thinking will get you a long way. And there are plenty of free online tools, such as Behance, to help you build a portfolio without any coding knowledge. So, check out these inspiring examples of online design portfolios, both for individual designers and design agencies – to help you angle your own in just the right way… 01. Daniel Spatzek is freelance graphic designer and art director from Austria, and his site does a brilliant job of showing off both his design and web skills. 02.

10 Steps To The Perfect Portfolio Website. Advertisement You may have a personal portfolio website for a number of reasons.

10 Steps To The Perfect Portfolio Website

If you’re a freelancer, then you’d need one to showcase your work and allow people to contact you. If you’re a student (or unemployed), then you’d need one to show prospective employers how good you are and what you can do, so that they might hire you. If you’re part of a studio, then you might use one to blog about your design life, show people what you’re doing and build your online presence. A personal portfolio website is all about promoting you. You may want to take a look at the following related articles: What makes for a good personal portfolio website? 1. Your logo is usually the first thing a user sees. It doesn’t necessarily have to be your name, but if you’re trying to promote yourself online, then it’s a good idea to go by your name. 3Mohit goes by the alias of CSS Jockey. 4Jason Reed uses a signature-style logo of his name. 2.

Things to ask yourself when writing your tagline: 9 common mistakes in content marketing. By now most internet marketers are familiar with the phrase "Content is King" but this really is nothing new.

9 common mistakes in content marketing

It always has been king and it always will be. Content was king before Bill Gates' now infamous essay back in 1996 and it will continue to be as long as humans are capable of digesting information. But if content is the king then I think we're the court jester in a lot of ways. The king is laughing at us and let's face it: a lot of times we'd be lucky if our target audience makes it far enough into our 'content marketing' strategy to laugh with him, let alone find anything of value in the content we're trying to shove in their faces producing. That's because we're often just a bit too focused on things like ROI and conversions and generating leads, which distracts us from our goal of creating and sharing something that others will find genuinely valuable. Event promotion. Your Brand Needs a Visual Style Guide: Here’s How to Create One. One of the most essential documents any business can have is a brand style guide, yet many don’t have one.

Your Brand Needs a Visual Style Guide: Here’s How to Create One

Why are style guides so important? They ensure brand consistency throughout any collateral you produce – no matter who created it. Style guides (or brand bibles) contain all the necessary information to create whatever your company needs. Whether it be a website, advertisement, internal memo, or whatever else, this little document will make your life a breeze. So, if these guides are so important, why isn’t everyone on the bandwagon? The biggest reason is time. Do yourself a favor. 01. Your logo is an incredibly important part of your brand, and you want it to be reflected consistently along the way.

Here Temply dictates proper logo use as well as the variations that are acceptable for other color usage in their style guide. Here you can see how they used their brand guide to place the right logo on their annual report. On logos and brand identity design. Brand identity style guides. This is great!

Brand identity style guides

The University of Connecticut has a nice one designed by Peter Good. Web and link to PDF version. (Get the PDF version!) Peter did a great job of differentiating the three identities a university typically has. – The academic and marketing identity (what most would think of as the main identity). – The athletics or mascot identity. Not designed by Peter and very clearly just for and controlled by the athletics department. UConn has a pretty simple color palette but, many academic systems also include extra Pantone colors to be used for marketing or just for the presidential or university seal (gold, etc.). Stanford University just redid their system too! I also like Vanderbilt University’s.