I have created plenty of websites and portfolios, both for clients and myself. One thing that always comes up is the hesitation or argument wether the possible employers won’t like your website. Your profile picture is not good enough, the text is too long, it’s too short, they want to see more projects, they want to see less. This can go on forever and it doesn’t make it any easier.

How much will my website become about me if it’s created for someone else?

Would one find it more genuine to see portfolios created from personality, style and mind where you later also can read more about the person to find answers on its portfolio decisions? Or is it prefered to put aside myself and create only what will bring me to an interview?

I believe that a portfolio or personal website is so much more than just being called to a job interview

I believe that it’s a presentation of one self and the own place to share everything about it. To inspire with your thoughts, share reflections, ideas & mindsets and impress with passionate projects of many kinds.

I’m afraid that the biggest obstacle today is that people doesn’t have time to really learn and explore the true you. Let me rephrase this though to the truth. People do have time. We all have the same amount of hours each day and it’s only our priorities and limits we set for ourselves that makes us lack of time.

I’m saying this, I could answer any question in the world to you but I still only got seconds to answer them before you click down my tab.

Should it really be like this?

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Author Pontus Wellgraf

Visual Experience Designer from Sweden. Passionately crafting interfaces & user experiences.

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