Hi @saratraverz! Here are my thoughts:
- Isn’t terribly readable - too wordy for scanning.
- I like the simple, black-and-white design
- Highlight accomplishments - what did you achieve? What are you proud of?
For what it’s worth, I read your article After a year of UX Design in London a while back and promptly spent the rest of the afternoon dreaming about moving to London for my design career. That’s not practical for me, but I enjoyed the read and learning more about your process at Aqueduct.
Not much here, other than to say that I’d consider adding job descriptions to your Aqueduct and Fospha entries.
I like the easy, natural motion of the page.
Because the “Selected Projects” portion of the bottom of the homepage autoscrolls, I only saw two entries when I scrolled down at first. It made me think you only had two projects in your portfolio, which was surprising for a person of your experience. Obviously you have much more than that. I’d either cut the auto-scroll, or ensure that each new page of carousel is full.
I’ve never been a fan of the graphs to explain skill levels, which you put in at your “More About Me” section of your homepage. In my opinion, you either know a piece well enough to put it on your skills, or you don’t. Using the graph has always felt a bit apologetic for your skill gaps and lazy in explaining your strengths and weaknesses. I always advise people to be bold and scrap the graphs. It may not look as good, but it makes a better impression on me.
I’m not sure the quote scroller adds much to the site. My eyes skipped it completely the first few times, and when I did notice it, I was more perplexed about it than anything else.
I’d remove the link to your “About” page until you have it ready. I won’t miss the link if it’s not there, and the “Under Construction” page feels very early-web (especially the somewhat perplexing countdown timer).
I’m a bit perplexed why you have a “Write Me” link above your TopNav, a “Contacts” link in you TopNav, and a “Contact Me Now” button in your Hero Image section, all of which accomplish the goal of sending you a message in slightly different ways. At the very least I’d consolidate these so that they all perform the same interaction. Ideally, I’d eliminate the “Write Me” link and have the “Contacts” and “Contact Me Now” buttons both launch the same popover dialog.
Your social network icons are nearly invisible. If this isn’t by design, I’d re-consider their placement.
One piece of advice that I’d give is that your portfolio is perfectly fine, as far as portfolios go, but there’s nothing there that makes it distinctly yours. That portfolio could belong to anyone, anywhere. It doesn’t feel personalized. I’d spend some time thinking about what you can do to make it more clearly your own.
That’s about all I have. I hope that’s helpful! As always, let me know if you have any questions or if I can clarify anything for you further.