This site mainly focuses on the design aspects of a portfolio but here’s one where the technology behind it is unique (the design work is good too). Andrew Sliwinski, a graphic and user experience designer living near Detroit, has developed a framework using Yahoo! Pipes that aggregates and consumes data from a network of nodes (Flickr, Blogspot, Twitter, Del.icio.us) and displays it on his site. So when the network is updated, the content or data gets added to the portfolio. Andrew is basically using these sites as a back-end CMS tool to edit and manage his portfolio. Brilliant.
You can read a detailed explanation of the technology here.
If you enjoy Wim Crouwel’s work as much as I do then head over to the new Wim Crouwel Flickr Group I created and join up! The group was created to bring all of his work together in one place for everyone to enjoy. So if you have any work of his or photos of any publications that feature his work, add them to already growing collection. The group is only a day old and we already have an excellent collection.
I love photography that implements graphic design into the composition. This gorgeous Flickr set by photographer Ram Martinez is exactly the type. I love how simple and graphic the backgrounds are and how he makes the model part of the design. When I first looked at it I wonder how difficult it must have been to setup this shot, but the more I look at it the more I’m convinced the the background was added in post production. Still, there must have been a crazy amount of planning to get this to work right. Ram did an amazing job.