Designing a Portfolio with Carrd.co
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Build Time: 1 Day Tools: Figma, Behance, Carrd
Stepping away from the traditional cv template and LinkedIn profile, I decided to bring my CV to life and boost my online presence. I set out to build a one-page site and by default, I decided to use Disha.ng. Sadly, Disha.ng announced via a statement on their home page that they'll be shutting down their services on December 31, 2022.
Next up - Making a choice between Unicorn Platform, Carrd and Umso. Choosing Carrd was a no-brainer considering the versatility of the root domain. Carrd provides the options of .carrd.co, .crd.co and .umu.ai. I'd recommend sticking with a familiar root domain that is easy to spell, remember, and compliments your subdomain.
Pinterest and Behance always top the charts for portfolio inspiration. Ideally, by default, I started the search with Behance. My goals were:
- Clean yet unique design
- Fast page-load speeds
- Show some personality
- Content blocks to show off projects and skills
- Make it easy for users to contact
Here's a thread on mind-blowing portfolios for your perusal:
Staying true to my goals, I wanted a simple yet slick logo using my name in a decorative style. Using Figma, I came a with quite a number of variations of the 'handwriting' font style and settled with:
This was my chance to show some personality. The focus was to pass a relatable but original message that communicates how I can help. I started with selecting an image for the background. I wanted a black-and-white website with a touch of colour.
This was quickly followed by details about me, services offered, tools used and showcases.
The first-person language used was specifically chosen to paint a picture of speaking to the reader directly.
View the live site here: ⬇
*I settled with .crd.co
I'm Juliet 'Hiri' Edjere, a no-code expert focused on design, business development, and building scalable solutions with minimal coding knowledge.
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