4 Things Recruiters Look for in a Design Portfolio

4 Things Recruiters Look for in a Design Portfolio

Shutterstock recently posted an article on 4 Things Recruiters Look for in Design Portfolio. I’m honored to have my site mentioned in this article. I’m constantly tweaking my portfolio to make sure it stays relevant and presented in the best way possible so I’m glad it’s paying off.

For anyone looking to spruce up their portfolio or gain more work leads, this is a good read.

Travel: Austin, Texas

Austin Texas

Over the 4th of July weekend I took a trip out to Austin, Texas for the first time. We spent most of our time doing outdoor activities and of course, eating. The vibe of the city is really laid back and people are ridiculously nice. I guess coming from New York, I didn’t find the city to be that “weird” except for all the angled parking, that was kind of strange. Overall, we had a great time and hope to come back again sometime.

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Old Snack Stand

Driskill Hotel

If you like outdoor things to do, Austin has no shortage of that.
Hamilton Pool
Hamilton Pool

Lady Bird Lake
Lady Bird Lake

Blue Point National Park
Blue Hole National Park


Austin is the capital of food trucks and their literally everywhere you go. Here’s some photos just from 2 of the many ones we ate at.
Micklethwait Craft Meats
Micklethwait Craft Meats

Micklethwait BBQ in Austin, Texas

Gourdough's Donuts
Gourdough’s Donuts

Gourdough's Donuts
Miss Shortcake (Cream cheese icing with fresh strawberries) and Flying Pig (Bacon with maple syrup)

Old abandoned building in Austin
Old abandoned building in East Austin

Road Trip: Syracuse

This past weekend I took a road trip up to Syracuse to visit some friends. It was a nice to get away from the city for a couple of days. I was really fortunate to receive a loaner car for the trip thanks to Drive The District. The Cadillac ELR was insanely nice, definitely the best car I ever drove or rode in.

We spent most of our time outdoors at a farm and also picking strawberries at a field. Not my usual weekend activities but it was a good change of pace from the city life.

Cadillac ELR
Thanks to Drive The District and GM for the amazing Cadillac ELR car loan

Strawberry Picking
Strawberry Picking

Chopped Wood
Chopped Wood

Kid eating Ice Cream


Cider House

Old Farm House
Love this old white house

Old Red Barn
Red Barn

New Work: NY Train Project

Landing page for NY Train Project

NY Train Project

6 Train - 28 Street

34 Street Penn Station

NY Train Project - Process

Sorry for the lack of posting lately, I was in the middle of wrapping up a couple of things. One is a personal project that I recently launched called NY Train Project. The site is shows an illustrated version of every subway station sign in Manhattan, viewable by train line.

Since the launch last week, I’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of support and appreciation the site received. I’ve been fortunate enough to get write-ups in PSFK, Gizmodo , Fast Company , Creative Bloq, Daily Mail , It’s Nice That , Gothamist and Design Taxi along with others.