Coolest Portfolio Ever

This isn't really an elearning thing but I know in the past there has been a lot of discussion in this forum about creating portfolios to showcase our work.  I'm currently redoing my Pinched Head website and have been looking around for some design inspiration.

I don't know this guy at all but I came across his online resume and it blew me away so I thought I'd share it with you. Enjoy.

http://www.rleonardi.com/interactive-resume/

19 Replies
Nancy Woinoski

@Nicholas, the resume is perfect for the area this guy is in and would appeal to the type of employers he is seeking out. If he were an accountant and put something like this out it probably would not go over well. The resume may not even appeal to more conservative agencies or companies but then he probably does not want to work for that type of  organization anyway.  Resumes/portfolios or any personal branding pieces don't have to appeal to all potential employers they just have to appeal to the ones you would want to work with.

Carina Aichinger

Wow, really great idea this portfolio (http://www.rleonardi.com/interactive-resume/) In the beginning I was a bit tempted to click on the words as I thought they might be links...I don't know if it's just me who had this impression.

In total, however, really nice idea, I think this kind of portfolio/resume could also work well for instructional designers.

Nancy Woinoski

Mohammad Hassam said:

Amazing! Any Ideas about the software he used?

I have done something on my resume. Kindly check and give me your feedback.

http://re.vu/mohammadhassam


Hi Mohammad, you asked for some feedback on your resume so here goes.

At a minimum I think you should fix the following:

  • Remove the "Updated April 2012" - Your timeline shows that you are employed in 2013 so there is a disconnect between the date you last updated the resume and the timeline. One of them is wrong and this will be a red flag for prospective employers.
  • You sometimes spell elearning as one word and sometimes use a hyphen. You should fix this.
  • Clicking the http link to your portfolio took me to some random webpage that clearly did not have your portfolio.
  • The larger popup text boxes on your timeline are getting cut off at the top. I would edit the text in these boxes to show just the key highlights. The text now is too hard to read and the popups are not as visually appealing as the rest of the resume.

Suggestions:

  • I really like the graphical style but was wondering what the percentages represent in the Job Duties section when you mouse over the wheel. Is this supposed to represent mastery? It is not clear so you need to indicate what you are measuring. If you are measuring mastery I would probably change the section heading to Skills instead of Job Duties.
  • In the Education section you list ASP.net'11 and HTML'10 etc.  When I first looked at this I thought to myself there is no ASP.net 11 (the current version is 4) and there is no HTML 10 etc.  On second reading I realized that the '11 and '10 were the years you took the training. Again I would make this more obvious because most people will not take a second look. 
  • The other thing about the education list that I find a little more problematic is that it will not mean much to most people who are looking to hire elearning designers or developers (I don't even know what you mean by B.com and Inter.). I would make this list less predominant or remove it all together. Maybe highlight some of your elearning expertise here instead.
  • I think you should have someone edit the text. Your English skills are good but the front section rambles and some of the sentence structure is awkward. Also it is not clear what type of work you are looking for so the resume lacks focus and you have not clearly demonstrated how your work has benefited the organizations you work for etc.
Nancy Woinoski

Carina Aichinger said:

Wow, really great idea this portfolio (http://www.rleonardi.com/interactive-resume/) In the beginning I was a bit tempted to click on the words as I thought they might be links...I don't know if it's just me who had this impression.

In total, however, really nice idea, I think this kind of portfolio/resume could also work well for instructional designers.

You are right about words. I did click them but it didn't take long to figure out they were just graphics.   I would also make the contact information more accessible if this were my piece.

Nick n/a

Carina Aichinger said:

Wow, really great idea this portfolio (http://www.rleonardi.com/interactive-resume/) In the beginning I was a bit tempted to click on the words as I thought they might be links...I don't know if it's just me who had this impression.

In total, however, really nice idea, I think this kind of portfolio/resume could also work well for instructional designers.

Hi Carina,

Any ideas how the portfolio could work for Instructional Designers as opposed to course developers or graphic designers?

Nicholas

Jerson  Campos

@Nicholas,

If you want to attempt something like this but geared for an instructional designer/developer position than your work should reflect what you can do.  Create a resume using Storyline (or preferred development tool) and get creative on how you represent your skills, work experience, bio, and other relevant information. Maybe doing Drag and Drops, click and reveals, and other interactions.

Nick n/a

Benjamin Daniel said:

Nice...great combo of CSS3 + HTML + jQuery...kind of reminds me of the old school arcade video games - Mario?


@Jerson,

Thanks for the great advice. (Will you be changing avatars for other characters you created?)

I can understand how that style of porfolio would work for someone who needed to have software skills and was looking for a specific client as mentioned by Nancy.

I'm focusing on theory and real world application rather then course development using rapid e-authoring tools. (At this point.)

I'm aware of the capabilities of Storyline so I'm sure a talented individual could create something a good as this resume:

http://www.rleonardi.com/interactive-resume/

I look forward to the results when Storyline driven (and interactive.) 

Nicholas