Project

Portfolio Design

I designed and built this website (the one you're reading right now). I go a bit meta and show the thoughts and considerations behind the scenes.

Overview

Here’s the deal:

I know many parts of this site are underwhelming or rough around the edges for a designer’s portfolio.

I’ve spread out my time and effort across being a designer, content writer, developer, and tester. It’s the tradeoff I made, so I can have a little sandbox to have complete control over design decisions, stay sharp, experiment, and try out new things.

I’ll continue to update this project page with further developments of this work in progress.

Visual Essay

A Mini Design System for Articles

The Visual Essay Design System is a collection of modules that add variety and visual interest to long-form text.

Check out the Design System in its current state.

Visual Essay Design System

The Visual Essay Design System is a collection of modules that add variety and visual interest to long-form articles.

Visual Essay Design System

More to come

I am still working on sharing more about the design process and will post here when ready.

To-do list of ugly pages to improve:

  • Projects Page
  • Individual Project Page (this page, which is supposed to function and look like a “lobby” page for a project but currently just looks like a regular article)
  • Articles Page
  • Home Page

Jay Liu
Written by Jay Liu, interaction designer.
https://jayliu.design
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