I want to come across as creative and professional. That is related to how I describe myself as a writer. I want this portfolio website to document my writing and design skills because both are very important to me and make up my writing identity. This would include writing samples from documents such as whitepapers and documents from the writing document and design course, as well as my advertising copywriting course, where I had to design a campaign for a company.
For my film/video capstone I've had to create a website/portfolio so the fundamentals of creating a portfolio are done, I just need to add my most recent work. My current navigation includes my resume, design work, video projects, and photography. I would like to add writing samples but I'm not sure how to integrate that into the site in a organized and intuitive way. I most want to showcase my design skills, which is why it's the first link on the navigation bar and has the most samples.
Ideally, I would like to come across to my audience as myself. Socially aware, creative, funny and a little dark.
I think my audience is socially aware, looking for a good story, and wanting to feel something from those stories. I also think my audience is an adult one. I tend to write in the creative nonfiction genre and about rather dark topics and that type of writing is not what I usually see anyone under 18 really going for.
For my digital portfolio, I really want to emphasize a sense of versatility in writing styles. The work for my internship will be crucial in establishing a professional writing identity, but I also want my achievements in creative and scholarly writing to be emphasized — perhaps even more so.
As of right now, my digital portfolio is technically complete. However, after hearing Lisa Knapp discuss LinkedIn strategies, I would like to make a few changes. As of right now I think that my portfolio is pretty straightforward, but I would like to direct my audience more by adding a summary and more information about what I would like to do. Right now my audience varies. I have a couple different interests career wise, the two most concrete are either a law clerk or an editing position. With these two different audiences I need to make my portfolio accessible to both.
For my desired field of work, the audience of my portfolio would be professionals in the journalism field. I want to come across to my audience as an experienced writer of journalistic articles with a deep understanding of AP Style. A strong sense of AP Style is something that is important for any journalist, but I also want to showcase my creative ability. I would showcase features that I have written where I found a unique angle and created an interesting story. I would also want to showcase my editing skills.
Ideally, I would shape my portfolio for a career in editing and writing. I would like my audience to perceive me as a professional person who can also be creative, someone who can think critically and be innovative too. I would also like to come across as competent and independent. Many of the job ads I have perused have emphasized how much they value an employee who can work on their own and doesn't need their hand held through the job. I would showcase my writing, editing, and technical skills. To do this, I could include things from classes that showcase my education.
I honestly have not spent much time at all thinking about making a portfolio, and I haven’t been sure what kind of materials I would include in it, either. But I think after reading the materials for this week, I’d want to build a professional portfolio to show to potential future employers. I’d like to emphasize that I’m adaptable and comfortable with lots of different kinds of writing, so I’d want to include pieces from my creative writing portfolio as well as academic writing and professional writing.
I almost wonder if I should have two different digital portfolios. My emphasis is in creative writing, but my minor is in psychology. I know how to write professional documents and research papers, but I'm not convinced that my creative writing portfolio would feel as professional as I would like it to be. I'm proud of my creative work and I don't regret emphasizing creative writing, but I think it clashes with the rest of my work.
I decided to become a writing major with an advertising and public relations minor so I could capitalize on what I believe to be my best skill in two different ways. I believe that creativity and ideas are my best skillset, so I approached my education with that in mind. That is what I would like to build my portfolio off of. I would want to showcase my creativity to the audience that views my portfolio. I would like to show that I can be a critical thinker, innovated and passionate. Those three qualities are what hold my creativity afloat.