20 Creative WordPress Portfolio Themes for Designers
Themes, Custom, Designers, Portfolio, professional, Theme, Wordpress
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:44:36 +0000
Today we present to you some of the best portfolio themes that Themeforest has to offer. We know there are many other premium theme providers, but the prices on these bad boys are the best you can find! So if you’re in the market for a new design or just starting your portfolio, we can guarantee you will like at least one of these beautiful WordPress themes. All of the themes below are modern, responsive, and have clean code. Each theme offers something unique and different, so be sure to look around and see what you like best. Good luck! Elegante – Responsive Portfolio WordPress Theme – $48 Elegante is a beautifully minimal, content focused, responsive portfolio WordPress theme for creatives. Demo | Download Mug – Creative One Page Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme – $43 Mug is an elegant responsive WordPress theme that is packed with dozens of features. Every line of its code is crafted for perfection and optimized for super fast performance. Demo | Download Pine – Responsive Creative Theme for WordPress – $43 Pine is a clean, easy-to-use portfolio WordPress theme built from the ground up. It’s bloat-free, lightweight nature allows you to focus on your websites content, instead of navigating through endless options and features you will never use. It’s a perfect fit for creative types. Demo | Download Skills – Portfolio for Freelancers & Agencies – $43 Skills is a modernistic portfolio-style theme with an emphasis on typography and attention to detail. Show off your latest photos and videos in all their glory with the responsive portfolio grid. Write blog posts with the beautiful, minimal blog. Demo | Download One Click – Parallax One Page WordPress Theme – $48 Oneclick is a modern WordPress Theme. It’s suitable for Personal Portfolio, Creative Agency, Designer Portfolio, Illustrator Portfolio, Photographer Portfolio and more. The theme has a universal design and it very easy to customize to fit your needs. Demo | Download Vinz – Portfolio & Blog WordPress Theme – $48 Vinz is a modern and clean designed Portfolio, Photography and Blog Theme, based on a 100% responsive grid. It comes with the easy to use Drag & Drop Page Builder. Demo | Download Xpro – Onepage Multipurpose WordPress Theme – $43 Xpro allows you to freely express your inlimited creativeness with different choices. The theme is fully responsive and comes with a visual elements builder. Demo | Download Vibes – Colorful Compact Portfolio (WordPress) – $48 Vibes comes with 4 beautiful color schemes, a responsive layout, shortcode generator, and a nifty drag & drop page builder. Demo | Download Tag: Creative Agency/Portfolio Fullscreen Theme – $48 Tag is an easily customizable theme, suitable for Agencies and Freelancers. Demo | Download Handsome | Responsive Influential WordPress Theme – $43 Handsome, a clean and responsive WordPress portfolio theme, made with much passion for all sorts of creatives and freelancers. It’s easily extendable and offers a home-made easy-to-use responsive lightbox. Demo | Download KON/CEPT – A Portfolio Theme for Creative People – $58 KON/CEPT is a unique portfolio WordPress theme, focused on minimalism, elegance, and simplicity. It’s created around a modular concept and an amazing masonry portfolio grid. Packed with a lot of useful features, options and shortcodes, this theme offers the best solution for any niche. Demo | Download NEXUS – Multi Layout Portfolio WordPress Theme – $48 Nexus is a multi-layout portfolio for all creative people and agency / business. Includes 8 stunning home variants in a great pack of both Multi Page & One Page templates. You can easily turn it into your personal website. Demo | Download Atjeh – Responsive Creative Portfolio – $43 Atjeh is responsive and creative portfolio for Agency, Freelancers, Artist and Corporate. The unique design make the showcase standout from others. Demo | Download Confidence Responsive VCard WordPress Theme – $43 Confidence Vcard is one page theme designed for you to list your experiences or showcasing your work. Confidence Vcard is a perfect CV, modern and creative, it helps you get the best jobs. Demo | Download PILE – An Uncoventional WordPress Portfolio Theme – $58 Confidence Vcard is one page theme designed for you to list your experiences or showcasing your work. Confidence Vcard is a perfect CV, modern and creative, it helps you get the best jobs. Demo | Download Alona – Tidy & Clean Portfolio – $48 Alona is a clean theme for creatives. It comes with four different portfolio options which allow you to showcase your work in multiple ways. Demo | Download Viska – Creative One Page WordPress Theme – $43 Viska – a clean and fully responsive WordPress theme has been designed to show off your portfolios in a best possible way. This one-page template comes loaded with a lot of powerful features and beautiful design that will help you to build a simple but great looking online portfolio and business website. Whether you’re using this as your personal portfolio or using it for a corporate site, Viska will get the job done. Demo | Download Phoebe – One Page Responsive WordPress Theme – $43 Phoebe is a modern and creative premium WordPress Theme. It is suitable for personal portfolio and is very easy to customize to fit your needs, replace images, and texts. Demo | Download Giggs: Agency / Portfolio WordPress Theme – $48 A clean-cut theme for your creative portfolio. Demo | Download Kabuto: Responsive WordPress Portfolio Theme – $48 Kabuto is a gorgeously minimalistic WordPress theme. Quick to setup and easy to customize, thanks to a detailed manual, and the carefully structured code, Kabuto is the perfect theme for showcasing your work in an elegantly beautiful way. Demo | Download
7 Tips to Ace Your Next Interview!
Business, interview, methods, Tips, tricks
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:50:33 +0000
The sweaty palms, the nervous butterflies, the re-reading of your resume for the 1000th time, we all know interviews can be stressful. But they’re also an opportunity to show that you are more than a few impressive words on a piece of paper. The basic questions are easy, it’s the harder questions that can keep you up at night. Zingers like where do you see yourself in 5 years, why do you want to work for this company, why did you choose this school, it’s these questions that make interviews a pain. But there’s actually a few ways to make sure you perform your best at your next interview. A large part of any interview is just to see how you react to stress. The interviewer knows this is nerve wracking! They want to see if you’re confident, how you react to new situations and how quickly you can think on your feet. That’s the point of the random questions. And if you notice, they ask the harder ones at the end, after you’ve had a chance to relax. Here are some things to keep in mind before your next interview. This is about you. First of all your resume should be strong. That goes beyond the scope of this article but every single word should fight to be on that piece of paper, every word should further your story. Make a list of your best qualities and be prepared to talk about them and how you’ve demonstrated them in your previous work. But it’s also about them. Do your due diligence! Research the company or university or group you want admittance to. Read their mission statement. Scour the application and job listing. Make a list of qualities they value and see how you can relate your experiences with what they’re looking for. Know the company and be prepared to answer a few questions about them. This especially helps with the famous “why do you want to work here” question. And being able to slip your knowledge of the company into the conversation will show your interviewer you are serious about them. Wear something comfortable but appropriate. As a recent college grad, I know wearing anything dressier than a hoodie can be a foreign experience. That being said, I am also a firm believer in dressing for success. Depending on the situation, business casual is the minimum for an interview. Try your outfit on a few days in advance, iron it, make sure it looks and smells impeccable. But most importantly, make sure it fits well and is comfortable. The last thing you want is to be constantly adjusting your outfit every time you sit or stand. You have more important things to focus on. Practice being confident. Practice walking confidently, shaking hands with confidence, displaying confident body language and using confident power words. Try this exercise, one of my favorites from Tony Robbins: ask yourself, how would you sit if you were totally confident? How would you hold your body? Would you slouch or hold your body uncomfortably ramrod straight? Probably not. Think of how you would feel if you were completely confident and self assured. Think of someone with this body language, it can be a friend, a movie star, anyone. Now sit that way. Put in your mirror time. Practice meeting, shaking hands and answering a few questions in front of the mirror. If possible, sit in front of a mirror and conduct a mock interview so you can see exactly how you’ll look. Practice your smile, practice giving eye contact and your body language. It may seem silly but the best orators in the world practice every smile, motion and gesture in front of a mirror and tweak it for maximum impact. Answer these questions ahead of time. When you answer questions, make sure they highlight your strengths and align to the goals of the company. Unless you’re applying to Google, Apple or Amazon, you won’t need to worry about unusual, crazy questions although it is still a possibility. But first, focus on having an incredible answer to these most commonly asked questions: Why do you want to work for this company? Tell me about yourself. Why did you leave/are you leaving your last position? Tell me about a time where you overcame a challenge. Tell me about a time you assumed a leadership position. Where do you see yourself in five years? What would you specifically bring to the position? What are your strengths and weaknesses? If you do get thrown a wild card question, just go for it and realize that if you’ve made a good impression thus far, the worst thing you could do is blow it by freezing, clamming up and stuttering that you don’t know. Relax and realize it’s meant to test your creative thinking, so be creative! Have a question! Do you have any questions for me is your last chance to make an impression. So here’s a tip: have a question! A well thought out genuine question relating to the position or the company itself puts you miles above the other applicants who just want to get out of there as fast as they can. It shows you’ve done your due diligence. As you can see, there’s a lot that goes into acing an interview. But that’s the point. The average person simply won’t go through all the trouble and effort, which clears the way for anyone who will. According to an HR manager at a fortune 500 company, if a document says optional, less than 25% of applicants will submit it. Don’t be afraid to go the extra mile. If the position doesn’t require a cover letter, send one anyway. Prove that you go above and beyond and you will have great success with interviews. Now go get it!
20 Mind Blowing Motion Graphics Showreels
Video, beautiful, creative, graphics, Inspiration, mind blowing, showreels
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:15:54 +0000
A thumping base line starts. Digital images appear showing flashes of color and action: a snake writhing in the grass, a baseball player winding up for a pitch, a fisherman reeling in a catch, eyes dancing in the darkness. It’s a rhythmic display of pigment, sound, and talent. What is it? It’s a showreel. Traditionally used by actors and models as a visual résumé, showreels have become a mainstay in the media and arts world. A professionally put together short promotional film, the purpose of the showreel is to display a montage of the artists talents, letting a potential employer see the very best work that they have to offer. Some of the best showreels currently available are those put together to display motion graphics. The idea is not just to display a random collection of images, but to construct a reel with atmosphere, energy, and originality – presenting the motion graphics in the best possible way, whether it is for a potential employer, a website or an exhibition. So what makes an epic showreel? Showreels, much like music videos and theatrical trailers, go through style fads. But the whole idea of a showreel is to stand out from the crowd, to be memorable. So when creating a showreel, envision something unique and different, something that is ‘you’, not just something that is currently a trend. A showreel is generally no more than 5 minutes, and it can sometimes be difficult to appreciate the full amount of effort that has gone into such a small production piece. For this reason, incorporating a short write up or a few behind the scenes sketches can add depth to your work. It shows that behind the music and smooth graphics you are a talented and hardworking individual with impressive creative ability. A common mistake made by new artists who are just starting out is feeling the pressure to include every sing piece of work they’ve ever created, regardless of how good the piece of work is. Remember that this is a showcase of your talents, so quality will always impress over quantity. A well thought out showreel with a few key projects will impress far above and beyond a dizzying display of mediocre. Industry experts also recommend opening with your most impressive piece – media executives may only watch the opening few sequences before deciding to go on to the next reel, so you want to open with a bang! Remember, the showreels that are remembered long after the music stops are the ones that showcase real talent, not just a good soundtrack. For your inspirational we collected well made examples of showreels. We hope they’ll aid you during the planning period. Enjoy!