Creating my ePortfolio required visual design and personal attention, as I viewed it as an "All About Me" online book tailored to my preference. My ePortfolio's theme is Pace's motto, "OPPORTUNITAS", as my ePortfolio highlights the opportunities given to me at Pace, and my growth as a student, leader, and volunteer. An extension of my resumé, my ePortfolio exemplifies my personal and professional skills, goals, and accomplishments that can be viewed by prospective employers to gain insight on who I am.
I enjoyed organizing my ePortfolio’s content and designing the pages’ layout, as I used creativity in making it truly "me". Besides uploading my academic papers and articles, I also uploaded my artwork and photography to incorporate them onto my pages; that made my pages more evocative of my artistic style. I challenged myself to make each page layout different from one another. Font wise, I experimented with each font and decided to put a twist on my labels by not sticking to one font, but incorporating other types to give the label a quirky touch. I did not want to stick with one font for label use in my ePortfolio because I want my ePortfolio to be distinctive from others. Hence, I played around with the sizes, colors, and design of the available fonts till I was pleased with their overall appearance.
Just like language, I believe photos have the power to tell a story or convey something that can touch, tickle, or frighten the viewer. With ePortfolio, I get to blend language and photos together to record my story as I journey through my undergraduate years. Attending university is the last time in my life I am responsible for learning, and I want to make the most of it. I especially like how the ePortfolio program is flexible in making changes, because it is an ongoing documentary project that will change along with my experiences. I am glad to have this ePortfolio as an outlet to share my post-secondary opportunities, and I hope to inspire others to use ePortfolio to their full potential.