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Although a time consuming part of your website will be the selection of content to display in your portfolio, it is your INTERFACE design and the original components (buttons, background images, typographic style, colour scheme, layout) which we are most interested in and the design solutions you employ in order to best highlight your work.
Consider how you can use elements of your personality, the themes you have explored in your work, or your drawings or photographs, as inspiration for the style of your interface. Think about how the viewer navigates your site and experiment with your layout and how you reveal your work to the viewer. There should be a harmony between the style of your content and the style of your interface design.