Check Out My New eLearning Portfolio

When I decided a few months ago to redesign and become a full-time freelance eLearning designer, I knew that I would need to invest a significant amount of time updating and designing a new eLearning portfolio. This is not to say that I didn’t have an eLearning portfolio previously; it was just severely outdated and didn’t showcase my best work.

Being that my eLearning portfolio will now play a much more significant role in my success, I realized I simply couldn’t afford to not put my best foot forward! Having a strong and diverse portfolio is key to attracting and landing new clients.

So, I wanted to write this post to share with you my new eLearning portfolio and give you a sense of my intention behind the design. Enjoy!

My Work

My New eLearning Portfolio | Tim Slade | Custom eLearning Development and Design

When I first started thinking about designing my new eLearning portfolio, I knew I wanted to showcase a diverse sampling of my work. While my primary goal was to display my eLearning work, I also have a large collection of samples that aren’t eLearning related. This includes graphic design, video, animation, and presentation design work.

My biggest challenge in pulling together examples of my best work was digging through 10+ years of my past projects. I’ve always been honest about the fact that I’ve maintained copies of almost every project I’ve ever worked on for the last decade, and I encourage you to do the same if you can! You never know when you might want or need to take a trip down memory lane.

While I’m still working to pull together several examples of work, I ended up with a strong collection, showcasing a large variety of my projects, clients, and skills.

My Design

My New eLearning Portfolio | Tim Slade | Custom eLearning Development and Design

My second priority in designing my new eLearning portfolio was the layout and design of each portfolio item. While I wanted to put a lot of focus on showcasing the finished product of each example, I also wanted to include something that would let my prospective clients see the example “in action.” While it would have been great to simply link to a working version of each example, most clients don’t care for that.

Instead, I opted to produce a series of short video reels, which I used to emphasize the functionality of each eLearning example. Not only is this a fun and exciting way to showcase the functionality of each example, it also helps to demonstrate my video and animation abilities as well!

My Skills

My New eLearning Portfolio | Tim Slade | Custom eLearning Development and Design

My third and final priority in designing my new eLearning portfolio was to provide additional details about each example. It’s always been my belief that a good portfolio should help a prospective client understand what the project was about, who you worked with, and what skills and software you used to complete the project.

I’ve always appreciated the way Cath Ellis includes additional details in her portfolio examples, and so I decided to do something similar—I created a layout that put additional emphasis on the details of each project, which I think adds valuable context to each example.

So, What Do You Think?

So, what do you think about my new eLearning portfolio? While I still have several examples I’ll be adding in the coming weeks, I’m super happy with how it turned out. Let me know what you think by commenting below!

Interested in Hiring Me?

Did you like what you saw in my new eLearning Portfolio? If so, hire me for your next eLearning project OR to facilitate a hands-on eLearning workshop! Learn more about all of my eLearning services below!

Tim Slade
Tim Slade is a speaker, author, and award-winning freelance eLearning designer. Having spent the last decade working to help others elevate their eLearning and visual communications content, Tim has been recognized and awarded within the eLearning industry multiple times for his creative and innovative design aesthetics. Tim is a regular speaker at international eLearning conferences, is a recognized Articulate Super Hero, author of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook and creator of The eLearning Designer's Academy.

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