I’ve come up with a list of some portfolio project ideas for my website. If you’ve seen my portfolio section at http://www.cliffnowicki.com/onepage_portfolio.html you’ll notice something. Things are a bit out of date! The latest project I’ve worked on was for Code Michigan 2014 in October with the app called “Kid Karma” and not even that is on the site. Just like a lot of designers, I am working right now on projects that are signed with an NDA and will never really see the light of day as its all internal. I assure you, I’m doing some kickass fun stuff! I just can’t show anybody. Which is why side projects are the way to go to help boost portfolios. My portfolio in particular.
Here’s a few portfolio project ideas that are swimming around in my head that I may or may not work on. I’m just going to throw the ideas out here right now. I’ve written down some and a few others I literally just made up as I was typing. That’s how I roll.
-Sight Words App – Who has kids? I do! I have three boys that are young and learning. A big challenge is getting them to learn new words with what schools refer to as “Sight Words”. Its your common word lists for the pre-k to 2nd/3rd grade to get them used to learning new words. I plan on designing a mobile app, web app or maybe just some nifty flash card designs.
– Website for my 2003 Saturn Ion – Why? Because I can!
– Dinosaurs – A mobile app about a dinosaur. I’m not picky on what dinosaur, but I feel like kids don’t like dinosaurs as much as I did as a kid.
– Retro video game website – I love them.
– Obstacle course app for people in Michigan – I ran the gladiator run last year, and I plan on doing it again this year!
– Debt Snowball app to let you know when you paid off all your debts.
– Simpsons app featuring quotes from Homer Simpson
– Kidrobot something. Because I love Kidrobot, but I may just boil it down to collectible figures
– Lootcrate catalog- I don’t do lootcrate anymore, but if I did, I feel like all its stuff should be cataloged so others know what awesome stuff they missed.
Photoshop tricks/hotkey a day app – Become a master!
Heroes Charge something – It’s the latest game I’ve been playing on my phone. I’d like to do something about the game since I play it everyday.
Those are all the ones that I’ve written down thay just kind of exploded out of my head. I may use one, I may use them all and I may use none of them. The point is that to recreate my new site I’ll be needing some example projects that follow what I enjoy.