To me being a designer is more than just the work you do, it’s what you think and what you feel that is deep routed in everything you design. This fact makes it hard for me to rely purely on my portfolio to sell who I am. This is not because I’m not proud of the work I do but more because the work I do on a day-to-day doesn’t truly represent who I am.
So I’ve made the jump and have moved to microblogging. Not only does it allow me to jumble my posts allowing me to present a more complete ‘Josh’ but it also let’s me update friggin’ quickly and all via my phone.
Also being a freelancer means I get long stints where I’m not designing anything from scratch - which can limit me when it comes to portfolio work. Microblogging get’s me around this too allowing me to just upload bits and pieces that I like when I’ve been left to stagnate.
I’m hoping the new format will allow me to update every week - giving a overall sense of who I am for clients and for me ~ a more personal diary to peruse when I’m an old, arthritic cretin.