Here's what a portfolio website should look like

One of the best speakers at Generate New York 2015 last month is a designer at Sparkbox and net's Young Designer of the Year 2014, Katie Kovalcin. What makes her portfolio site so special are the little geometric patterns scattered around. The patterns glitch, they rotate, they animate their stroked lines … they are the detail that the whole site hangs upon, and they work exceptionally well. (Create an equally great site by using one of the best web hosting services and the best website builders around.)

"I was inspired by the bold, geometric textile patterns that Dusen Dusen creates," Katie says. "The exciting energy of their patterns and shapes is something that I wanted to capture for the web." Such is the energy of those shapes that when visiting the site on mobile, where the SVGs aren't present, the experience feels a little diminished. 

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