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Illustrated hands in many-colored, geometric style, held out with palms up
Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

“All that you touch, you change. All that you change changes you.”
- Octavia Butler

In the last couple months, we’ve seen an unprecedented number of white people (myself included) become aware and passionate about Black history in America.

The thing that has struck me most, though, is how late we are to wake up, and how easy it would be for us to slip back into a torpor. …


Thoughts from someone who’s looked at a bunch of em.

Hand-drawn wireframes watercolored in blue, purple, and green
Hand-drawn wireframes watercolored in blue, purple, and green
Photo by Hal Gatewood on Unsplash

Portfolios are hard. They’re supposed to represent your philosophy, process, work breadth, and skill sets. They’re supposed to tip the odds of getting a job into your favor. But every hiring manager, recruiter, and potential teammate has something specific they’re looking for in a candidate’s portfolio. And you’re working in a limited medium: a website.

Lots of people have already written great advice about the finer points of building a design portfolio. But I want to focus on UX, product, and design, because this still feels like a very uneasy relationship.

We sometimes lull ourselves into a mindset of “as long as I have strong case studies and sharp examples of my work, it doesn’t really matter what the portfolio looks like.” Or worse, we send a Dribbble link and call it a day. …


Vernus

  1. Equinox

Today most especially
we hover in the balance.
Day meets dark in
equal parts,
but we —
we are tipping into the light.

2. Winter’s End

Out of a season
of pruning, pause, prudence,
of waiting waiting waiting,
we emerge:
bony, ashen creatures
lapping at dregs
weary of cold
hungry for light,
wringing gray flake from our creaking limbs.

3. Below

I want to plunge deep roots
putting out blind tendrils that grope for more
to entwine and bind —
with you —
together holding our dear Earth. …

About

Jess Vice

User Experience. Homeownership. Whiskey. Rock Climbing. Books. Spiritual Exploration. Salt Lake City, Utah.

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