“Visuals play into my day-to-day life as I am preparing images and digital animations,” said Jordan Caldwell, a student at the University of Southern California.
In the spring, the work that she is doing now will be showcased in an installation about color and music at USC. Do you recognize Jordan from the most recent Students of the Week post where we featured USC?
She signed up for about.me with a goal in mind: to increase her web presence in 2014.
“I am always trying to create visuals as much as possible so people can get feel for my eye and my work before ever meeting me,” she said.
Jordan’s main web presence is her photoblog (you can see 3 of her photos just below), but she doesn’t “underestimate the power of Instagram” for establishing herself “visually online.”
“I think the way most of us judge a stranger’s personality online these days is by scrolling through their Instagram photos, whereas it used to be by going through their Facebook. So I’m very conscious of that.”
What’s your favorite feature on the platform?
My favorite feature on the platform are the widgets. This way I can link out to other content I publish on the web via WordPress, Twitter, etc. all in one place. I also love the email signatures because as a college student applying to jobs and internships, it allows me to link to my online portfolio every time I email a potential recruiter.
How are you using about.me on other digital mediums (email, WordPress widget, etc.)?
On my WordPress blog, I use the about.me widget in the drop down section of my site so my visitors can get to know more about my professional interests without me putting my resume on my blog.
Advice for people making an about.me profile?
Be yourself! Looking at other people’s profiles may make you feel like yours should look a certain way, but the more original the better. The profiles are super customizable, which is why I love about about.me.
Top 3 favorite about.me pages
Jordan thought our own Paris Rouzati’s profile is “pretty sick,” and also picked Justin Chuan‘s for “his non-photograph background” and also Dave Eric Smith‘s because Jordan likes the way “he nicely showcases his work.”
about.me’s Director of Outreach, Paris Rouzati
Visual Designer, Justin Chuan
Voice Actor, Dave Eric Smith