Mar 27, 2012
Last week, one of my design students who is about to graduate and who is writing his résumé asked a great question: “How do I let people know my skill levels?”
This is a question that many of us face. Most of us have a variety of both technical and professional skills. Sometimes the range of skills is overwhelming. Often we are more skilled in some areas and less skilled in others. So how do we share our technical and professional abilities with others in an ethical and concise way?
I have been researching online portfolio websites to help understand the trends and styles that professionals are embracing. This helps me to help my students. I have noticed a couple of trends: one-page websites, big footers, type that looks like it has been letterpressed, and visually showing skill levels.
Here are some examples of visually showing skill levels:
Feel free to check out my Gimme Bar collection of portfolio websites and feel free to add your favorite portfolio websites to the comments.