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Feb 5 2013, 11:32am Anchor

www.chrismckenddesign.com

Hello all moddb community,
I am looking for feedback on my level designer portfolio
I am a recent graduate and I want to know if there is any advice anyone can give.
Thank you very much.

ShiftedDesign
ShiftedDesign Levels are my thing
Feb 6 2013, 12:56am Anchor

Hey Chris,

I am a level designer too! I really liked your work but your portfolio needs some work!
I noticed a few things on your website that should be corrected:
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There is a lot of elements hanging outside of your content area and it looks really bad. You want to correct this problem ASAP!
Also don't be afraid to give your text some breathing room on the left. It is really cramp over there.

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Not entirely sure what is up with these "folds", even though they aren't a huge problem they do catch the users eye and make them question why they are there.

On a side note, being a level designer I know we create large beautiful spaces, especially with Unreal, so you should show it off!
Large images are a good idea to really give the viewer a taste of your work, small images some times just don't cut it.
If you need any reference or inspiration you can look at my portfolio here: Click!

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Portfolio: Ianowen.net

Feb 6 2013, 3:10pm Anchor

Thanks alot ShiftedDesign I really appreciate you taking the time to critique my portfolio
I will get on that right away, I agree your right.
For the breathing room you mean around the info section?
And as for large images, you mean on the homepage or on all pages?

ShiftedDesign
ShiftedDesign Levels are my thing
Feb 11 2013, 10:59am Anchor

Well if you look a the information on any of the projects it is right up against the left edge, push it out a little bit so it doesn't look so clustered.
As for the highres images, I would recommend using thumbs that lead to high res images but you already have that! So I would focus on the homepage, it seems rather uninteresting compared to what it could be, it doesn't display your skill very well.

Also, nice fixes, it's looking good so far!

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Feb 11 2013, 9:37pm Anchor

Thank you, I tried taking as much critique into account as possible.

But I was wondering as for homepages, can you show me a good example or what idea would work well?

ShiftedDesign
ShiftedDesign Levels are my thing
Feb 12 2013, 6:04pm Anchor

Well there are many ways you can do a homepage, on my portfolio I did high res images on a scroll, that takes up the entire background of the page. Ianowen.net

Here is an example similar to yours: Mattchamper.com
Though, I'm still not a huge fan of this it is better because it has more content, if you look at your homepage it is very empty.
This one is also similar but has some information about the designer, but also includes a blog. Noahmjohnson.com

You just need to fill it up some more, it's too empty currently.

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Feb 15 2013, 3:07pm Anchor

Thanks, I just got your post and was thinking
do you have any suggestions to what I should add to my main page.
I like the example you sent me but I don't want to completely rip it off

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