Portfolio Site Critique...



  • Hey folks,

    I recently put together version 1.0 of a portfolio website, and I'm hoping to get some feedback. I don't have a particular career focus, which might be a bad thing. I would enjoy doing work in illustration, comics, animation or children's books. I have a little experience in all of it, and I don't want to cut myself off from a potential job at this point. As long as I'm drawing and telling stories, I'm happy to take the first thing that comes along.

    Check it out at www.SethWilks.com

    Do you think this site works, or do I really need to pick an industry/job to target?

    Is the site organized well? Any tips on changing it?

    Thanks for any critiques.

    Seth



  • @cowboyseth Also, do you think my work is professional enough to get work in any of the mentioned industries?



  • I would narrow down what you have on your site if it was me I would have my books (if they are published somewhere) and then a portfolio page with a selection good work. I would also not have Marvel fan art as one of the first things a potential client sees. If you are going to have fanart on your site then it should be a number of pieces put together as a project on a page and have something unique to offer like Will Terry's little drawings.



  • Great work getting a website going. My thought was there were too many images that looked the same especially the storyboards. I would edit them right down to a few.

    I am still building my site my problem is I edit my pictures down to none haha



  • I also agree to limit the number of images. Also loading it all onto one page may not be a good idea. It takes a long time to load everything. I would do separate pages for the categories and then just highlight a few of your best on the homepage in some sort of slider.



  • I like your clean layout--- simple yet professional.


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    Overall the work Is solid and I could see you getting work in storyboarding pretty quickly. Your drawing skill seems professional and your design sense is good. : )

    That said, the illustration style is too dominated by the caricature style and the overall site isn't really clear on what you want to do. You should limit your professional style to one or possibly two things, but to do professional illustration, caricatures, comics, storyboards, children's books, and visual development comes across as unrealistic. This can turn clients off big time, so I would suggest narrowing it down.

    If you want to do illustration for a living, you may need to look at current illustration styles and lean away from the caricature style a bit. Same thing for children's books.

    Overall very impressive offerings and you are off to a great start!


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