Showcase websites
Thursday, February 12, 2009

In a continued effort to socialise my content I've published selected projects on various mainstream portfolio showcase websites. Although there isn't much of a corporate audience and little quality control of submissions, the exercise has been valuable for a number of reasons.

Each website has strengths and weaknesses in terms of how they show work, how they make content available to search engines and which audiences view the presented projects. The vast majority of the designers featured are from the United States and the websites seem geared towards superficial peer review.

Weaknesses and strategic merit aside, I believe in open and transparent networks where value can be assessed without too much interference from politically driven and reputation managed industry cliques. As the internet is fast becoming the defacto means of harnessing project specific skills on the fly, profiles with history will become increasing valuable in the long term.