I can’t believe I didn’t make a post about this earlier, but I have a portfolio web site now: www.caressehaaser.com. Ah, the beauty of having an obscure name! Makes it easy to score a domain address.
Last night I spent several hours not doing homework to revamp my site. Now, instead of everything being grouped into categories, all of my work is displayed on the front page. I like this much better because visitors won’t have to click through any links to access my videos and design work. And it’s cool to see all of my projects laid out like this!
I use Carbonmade for my portfolio. It is pretty nice and hassle-free, as far as portfolio sites go. I’d say it’s the Tumblr of portfolio services because its interface is so simple. In fact there is not really anything Carbonmade does that Tumblr can’t – except that with a paid account you can upload up to 50 of your own videos. It’s nice not to have to use my Vimeo account as a horse for my web site. Carbonmade’s biggest downfall is that it’s almost overly simplistic. It could be more customizable. What I do like is how quickly videos process on Carbonmade. If you don’t have a lot of time to design and code in everything on your web site consistently, I would definitely recommend it.
So I now have a reel, a web site, a resume – and by the end of the day I’ll have more business cards then I know what to do with! (250!) Pics of those soon.