I've been trying to catch up to the rest of the world lately, and, let me tell you, when you're a decade (or more) behind times, it's not easy.
Digital portfolios have been the norm for people who work in creative fields like I do for quite a while now, but (knock on wood) I've always had a steady job and didn't see a reason to create one of my own. My most recent portfolio dates to 1999, which means it's full of really, really old clips, and technology-wise, it's barely one generation removed from the stone tablet.
So I finally shelved my 20th century (faux-) leather-bound portfolio for good and started searching the nooks and crannies of the interwebs to ferret out some of my more recent greatest hits.
here. (Or you can go straight to the portfolio at https://lisacestkowski.carbonmade.com if you're so inclined.)
Then I decided I should put together a separate portfolio of my writing samples. I veered into design full time in 2005, which made it a bit of a challenge to find digital copies of my old stories. A lot of my early work existed only in print, or if it was put up online, it was purged at some point over the years. But between the links I was able to exhume and a few PDFs I made, I feel like I've cobbled together enough pieces for a respectable portfolio.
here. Take it out for a spin, kick the tires and (as always) please let me know if you have problems with any links or notice any typos or irregularities. I have a really good eye for catching other people's mistakes, but being my own editor is sometimes a challenge.
And for those of you who follow my blog for my insights into popsicle stick trays and quirky collectibles -- and are not interested in newspaper design or features stories -- I apologize for my off-topic tangents. I promise I will get back to my normal blogging fodder soon.