Week 7: Developing a Personal Brand

Quinn WarnickWeekly Updates

Week 6 marked a big turning point in the semester — we wrapped up our work on your English Department portfolios, and from this point on we’ll focus on your professional online portfolios. If you haven’t uploaded all of your materials to the portfolio site in Scholar, please do so this weekend, then bring a completed copy of the “English ePortfolio Graduation Checklist” to class on Wednesday so I can sign it and submit it to the department.

The first task you need to complete for your online portfolio is to select the software platform or web design framework you plan to use. If you’re still weighing your options, you can review all of the options we discussed in class on the Resources page — there’s a new section called “Tools for Building Online Portfolios.” By next week, you should know what tool(s) you will use for your site and download/install any necessary software, plugins, etc…

During class on Wednesday, we’ll discuss the concept of “personal branding,” with the goal of helping you develop some brand guidelines for your portfolio site. If you’d like to meet before then, stop by during my office hours (T 2–5, W 9–12) or drop me a line.