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Let's welcome Sarah Read from GET (Guidance & Employability Team) who will talk about writing a professional CV and presenting a successful creative portfolio. Please do check back on this post as I will be updating it with any useful links Sarah might mention today (in addition to the ones listed below).

useful links from Sarah

↓ download slides

useful links for creating creative résumés

positioning: CSS float property

This is repeated from last week for easy access.
As soon as you are taming your content - you will want to control the position of your "boxes". Read the following tutorials and articles as recap and dive in deeper ;)

useful reading: CSS float property

weekly task

To get your started with thinking about your current project - create your own profile on about.me and leave your link in the comments below.

18 Comments

  1. Asma Chaudhry
    18
    20/02/2012

    Sorry very late! What do you think?
    http://about.me/asmachaudhry

  2. prisca
    17
    17/02/2012

    Naomi,
    your photo background is a really nice shot but I am not sure why you would want to use this to promote your skills. I think you would be better off showing some of the design work you’ve done, or a more abstract image which fits you ~ rather than a uni related piece.

    I like what you have written in general but there are a few little points:
    Colour – I don’t think your colour choice is ideal – your name seems to dissolve into the background and on bad monitors, I reckon people won’t be able to read it at all. The text itself does clash with the background image in places, making the individual word harder to read. Also not too sure about your font choices.

    There are a few words you use which don’t quite make sense in context, I can see what you are trying to say – but the wording is not quite right.
    “… my typography skills are developing and improving vividly…” ~ the word vividly does not work in this context.
    “I enjoy the momentarily image that a camera creates…” ~ momentarily should be momentary.
    “an image and text can say a thousand words” ~ this sounds odd as the original saying only refers to images and not words.
    “how the deadlines are maintained.” ~ a good point to mention but this could be worded better, deadlines are usually kept or met but not maintained.
    The very last sentence also sounds a little odd – not quite sure what you mean by “to do this“…

    Hope this is useful ;)

  3. prisca
    16
    17/02/2012

    Gemma,
    really like your background image – looks great. I’m not sure about the colours and typesetting though.

    The colours might work better if tied into the colours used within your background image (see quick mockup screenshot). The soft translucent purple combined with the text colour does make the text quite hard to read. Not quite sure about the text size for your bio, I think you need to find a rhythm between the main elements’ text sizes.

    Also – for the text itself, I would recommend structuring it to be presented in small paragraphs. Online reading is a lot of skimming, so delivery in chunks of text rather than long passages usually works best.
    The text itself is nice but a little vague in places, perhaps? – “I’d say my focal points tend to lay with…” ~ why not make this more definite? Same would go for “relevant work placements“. Can you see what I mean?

  4. Lee March
    14
    14/02/2012

    Here is my page :) http://about.me/leemarch.

  5. Naomi Caird
    13
    14/02/2012

    http://about.me/naomicaird

    Would i be able to have some feedback please

    thanks

  6. Gemma Youngman
    12
    14/02/2012

    Would you be able to give me some feedback please Prisca :)

    http://about.me/gemmayoungman

    Thanks!
    Gem

  7. Alberto
    11
    14/02/2012

    this is my page http://about.me/abarbieri

  8. Benjy Parker
    10
    14/02/2012

    Pop.

    http://about.me/benjyparker

  9. Jean Paras
    9
    14/02/2012

    heres is my about me page: http://about.me/JT_Paras

  10. david
    8
    14/02/2012

    here is my about.me page:

    http://about.me/Davidvidal90

  11. Genevieve
    7
    14/02/2012

    This is my About Me page

    http://about.me/genevievedennis

  12. Nathan Brown
    6
    14/02/2012

    heres my link http://about.me/Mr_InZaino

  13. Anthony Peacock
    5
    14/02/2012

    Hello Prisca, I’ve done the weekly task, I’ll add my CV link once I rewrite it. As for the background image on the about me page, I shall be changing it to something more finished before the end of the course.

    I’m amazed I managed to get my full name as the page name!

    http://about.me/anthonypeacock

  14. prisca
    4
    13/02/2012

    Oli,
    nice to see you online :)
    I like the simplicity of your approach – but is the image intentionally this blurred? I think it could do with a little TLC ~ some focal point, experimentation with depth of blur or light?

  15. Oli
    3
    13/02/2012

    http://about.me/Oli_East

  16. prisca
    2
    13/02/2012

    Lovely page, Zoe :)
    Really nice image, shows off your skills well ~ though I find the text a little hard to read (especially your job title) when the browser window is small…?

  17. Zoe Sinclair
    1
    13/02/2012

    I set up my about.me page and wanted to share it with you: http://about.me/zoesincs.

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