Your next assignment is to create a portfolio website that documents the skills you have developed in this course, documents the work you have completed and displays your prowess with writing html and css and incorporating graphics into your website. This is your opportunity to show off the work you have completed during this class and display the creative and technical skills you have developed. Your portfolio site must be rich in graphics and utilize the techniques from our previous web projects. You are also required to write about yourself and to complete some research and write about your possible future career path, whatever that may be. You may draw upon and incorporate work you have completed any previous ROP class, or can include examples of any work or projects or hobbies that you are particularly proud of.
The organization of this site should mirror the ROP Career Portfolio. Review the portfolio handbook in detail for tips on writing your letter of introduction and creating the other sections of your website. Download the ROP Portfolio Handbook to use as a guide for creating your own portfolio website.
Portfolio Website Requirements:
- You must create a rough pencil sketch of your websites front page, points will be deducted if your results do not reflect your original concept. Some variation is acceptable. Your sketch should communicate the graphic look and physical layout of your page elements.
- All buttons must have rollovers, extra credit for animated rollovers.
- Must have the following sections:
- Front page or Main section - file must be named index.html for proper functionality. Think of this as the cover of a book about you
- About Me, this should contain your letter of introduction
- Work Samples, this should include graphic projects, animations, written assignments, lecture notes, etc...
- Career Development, this should contain your resume, but leave off information such as phone numbers and mailing addresses... only show email for contacts
- You can have other sections if you want to add, but each page must have content, text, photos, links, etc. No blank pages.
Portfolio Content Requirements:
- Maximum size allotment for portfolio is 5 Megabytes
- Write a 1 to 1/2 page biography about yourself to include in the "about me" section.
- Take a photo of yourself to include in the "about me" section or the front page, this photo can be turned into an illustration with Illustrator or processed with Photoshop if you like. A camera can be provided upon request.
- Research 1 possible career you are interested in and write a 1 page paper about the career, what does it involve, what is the salary range, what kind of education do you need, how do you break into the career. Include this in your "Career Development" section. You can use career locker for research, ask me for the password for access to career locker.
- Show your best or favorite work samples in the work samples section of your website, minimum of 3 examples must be shown, more is encouraged. You can include work from other art, design or ROP classes. Write a 1-2 paragraph summary for each work sample.
- Include your resume and letter of introduction in the career development section if your website. Do not include phone numbers or mailing addresses, only email addresses for contact info.
Meeting the minimum requirements above does not guarantee an A+. You must put the time and energy into the project and really use it as an opportunity to shine. Include more material and content and information to guarantee a stellar grade. Must be original work that you created, create some artwork, take some photographs, make a movie, write a paper... this is your portfolio, make it shine.
Grading for total of 100 points:
20 Points - Portfolio website meets assignment specs and requirements
20 Points - Portfolio contains all sections
20 Points - Portfolio links work correctly and is error free (including spelling and grammer)
20 Points - Portfolio has no missing graphics or elements
20 Points - Portfolio turned in on time and is awesome and is 5Mgb or smaller
Pencil Sketch and concepts are due: wednesday
Final Portfolio site is due: Early May
Check out these collections of amazing portfolio sites for inspiration:
Check out these examples of web page portfolio design from previous students:
Ok, stay focused, work hard and have fun!