Carbonmade’s New Portfolio Dashboard
The challenges here are: (1) In the span they’ve been gone they will have missed a whole time-slot of iterations and new features that can be overwhelming all at once; 2) We believed the portfolio of the future is a more active and engaging creature that shifts and grows as you do, not laying dormant / static; (3) Once people get jobs [mission accomplished!] with their portfolios, they have little reason to update or pay for the service (oh, bummer…). Thus, the saying, “A good product can put itself out of business” really applies.
Graph A – New Subscribers
— We wanted the individual to be able to seamlessly move between themes of drastically different layouts and personality, while retaining the integrity of the content and existing design preferences (i.e. light vs. dark background, cropping & image ratios, serif or san-serif, etc.).
Design Section & Theme Picker
- We wanted the process of designing the portfolio to be easy – to have the least amount ‘decision fatigue’ while still having an impactful list of choices to personalize the user’s output.
A bit of the marketing material to go along with our first beta push of the new interface.
The mobile version of our network for both makers and scouts.
- We sought to build a network where the maker could post regularly and update when they had new projects. As a maker, they could also follow along to portfolio updates of other makers to gain inspiration or build a community.
- We wanted to take away the hard-to-do promotional efforts of social media while creating interconnectedness and an easy way to update your portfolio.
- We wanted to build tools specifically for Scouts (people hiring) in order to sort, organize, and find prospective hires while still casually observing a maker’s progress as they continue to update their portfolios with new projects, and changing availability.
Carbonmade’s messaging app for communicating between Talent and their prospective clients.
Search results as part of the network.
Profile Signup Cards for the outland (not signed-in) flow.
- We wanted to create a staging process for creating and ultimately sharing the project — without the ambiguity of, “Is someone seeing my portfolio broken right now?”
Early version of the portfolio app’s primary navigation.