Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pimp My Portfolio: Asheville Edition

Everybody needs a hand in this economy... So let's get to it.

While BlogAsheville mulls that grassroots job fair, let's talk about a new BlogAsheville feature: Pimp My Portfolio.

If you've got a good-looking online portfolio, share it with us at blogasheville (at) hotmail daht cahm. Once a week or so we'll spotlight a great local portfolio and try and bring you a little business.

Anyway. Here's our first Pimp My Portfolio victim, chosen from the theMAP.org archives for looking pretty great.


It's Peter Brezny of Purplecat Networks, a local, independent company providing web and mail hosting services, as well as wired and wireless network/UNIX infrastructure and security consulting to local and international businesses.

Brezny's also exhibited his still photography in downtown Asheville, and directed or filmed three award-winning 48hour project short films.

From his MAP.org online portfolio:

For more than 10 years, Purplecat Networks Inc. has provided web and mail hosting services, as well as wired and wireless network/UNIX infrastructure and security consulting to local and international businesses. Specializing in enterprise class dedicated server installations for the record label industry, our servers routinely serve more than 10 terabytes of data monthly to satisfied customers around the globe.

The success of Purplecat Networks Inc. in the world of network engineering has allowed founder and president, Peter Brezny, to further explore cinematography as a means of expression and information transmission. His ongoing work with local theater companies, incorporating live and pre-recorded video projection into dance and theater performances have kept audiences captivated for nearly 5 years.

As the offspring of two professional photographers and raised on the stage of Shakespearean theater, the move to cinematography was a natural one.
Support Peter and other local service providers!

If you don't have a blog/website and are a media artist, you can create an online portfolio by joining the Media Arts Project (MAP) and using their portfolio section to build yourself one.

(Disclosure: I work for the MAP as a Social Media Manager, but I'm not paid to bring in new memberships or anything. One of the initiatives I'm leading soon involves connecting MAP media artists with people looking to buy media services. MAP memberships, including online portfolio services, are $40 annually.)

Send us your online portfolios! This is Asheville. We know you have them.

7 comments:

Pam J. Hecht said...

What is the deadline? Maybe this will be the impetus I need to update my sad, little website.
Thanks!

Jennifer Saylor said...

Pam, there's no deadline. This will be an ongoing occasional feature indefinitely. Send us a link when you update your website!

Alex said...

I volunteer to pimp the "Pimp my Portfolio Asheville Edition" image. For free. Are you interested? This is my design portfolio:
http://nosepilot.com/

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Peter Brezny said...

Hey Wow! Thanks for the shout.

Hurrah for themap.org

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