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    Seems pretty wasteful for a portfolio site.

    The key thing to developing a good portfolio site is to draw attention as little as possible to the design of the site. It detracts from the work.

    You want functionality, simplicity, and neutrality. Take a good hard look at almost any good designers portfolio sites and you'll see these three things. You shouldn't be trying to use your site as a piece, but rather just the medium.
     
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    watermelonsoup las mujeres vampiro

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    Those are good points but at the same time I have to disagree with you a bit, your portfolio should sill be visually appealing and exhibit a hint of your style, its the first thing a prospective client will see and therefore will be your first impression on them, its like what you would chose to wear to a job interview. You have to find the happy medium, ensuring that its easy to navigate, not over crowded and organized well but still shows a quick and small sample of your skills or strengths. It can end up being the deciding factor that keeps a client from just closing the window and leaving, instead causing them to spend the extra couple minutes to check out your body of work and possibly gaining you the job.
     
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    The top distracted me way too much, and the way you want to navigate them on top right, well.. I just don't like that way of navigating, it looks to random to me.

    Overall the design is pretty good, but I don't think this is a great portfolio, perhaps you can do some work on the header to make it less distracting. But I surely love your color combinations.
     
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    great work man, keep at it :D
     
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    I like the simplicity for it being a portfolio site and also I like the colors you used however I think that you should make everything BIGGER the text the content boxes everything but it is an alright design if you make things bigger I think it will make it a lot better cause I know I dont like squinting my eyes just to read something but all and all nice job man
     
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    Looks excellent. A portfolio site should impress and wow the socks off your employers and future clients. Using a simple portfolio with minimal visuals may make you look more -----, but it does not help if you're trying to design graphically heavy websites and appeal to modern businesses.

    Not too much a fan of the hot pink. You could probably add another page with a neon orange color.
     

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