I created paper wireframes of the different ways I was thinking of laying my portfolio website out. Using the inspiration of the websites I liked I drew out many different wireframes, 4 of them are shown above. I created many wireframes until I got the perfect layout that suited my portfolio and my brand.
Above is the wireframe layout that I have decided to use on my final portfolio website. It is very plain and basic but easy to read and understand without too much going on around the site. It follows the theme my brand is based on. Plain and simple.