Self-employment comes with plenty of benefits. You get to be your own boss, set your own work schedule, and choose to work on the things you’re most passionate about. But to truly succeed in a freelance career, you need to be an expert at selling your best product: you. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Igor.xyz, is a master of showcasing his work, and can definitely teach you a thing or two about designing a stellar personal portfolio.
Igor Longinidis is a visual artist and storyteller whose work displays his mastery of design and CGI along with his deep understanding of motion graphics and videography. A freelancer for nearly a decade, Igor has animated CGI shorts films and landscapes, produced 3D visualizations, book designs and illustrations, and even designed unique branded items for a Greek fashion event.
Igor doesn’t just showcase his previous work on Igor.xyz, however. Igor’s best display of his full creative capabilities lies in the site design itself. From the animated greeting you receive right upon reaching Igor.xyz to the streamlined showcase of his past achievements in every area of his skillset, Igor has designed his portfolio to feel less like a website and more like a guided tour through his professional career and accomplishments. You are even given the option to repeat this tour when you reach the bottom of Igor.xyz, along with his perfectly placed contact info enticing companies to enlist Igor for their next project.
One more slick aspect you’ll notice about Igor.xyz is that the domain is one of two that Igor owns, and he uses it to redirect to his full name, IgorLonginidis.xyz. It’s always a great idea to get your full name in your domain and to snatch up your first name if it’s available! Check out our list of common names available to register to see if your FirstName.xyz domain is still out there.
When you’re a freelancer, you need to be able to quickly show potential employers why you stand above the crowd. Igor has done exactly that with Igor.xyz, and his personal portfolio sets a lofty standard that other self-employed creatives would do well to learn from and imitate. Ready to get started making your perfect portfolio site? Follow in Igor’s footsteps and get YourName.xyz today!