Building My Portfolio: Need WPMU Resources

Hello Devs!

I'm about to start work on my personal portfolio website. I'm looking for any suggestions on themes, plugins, best practices and etc from you guys.

I want my portfolio website to look great and draw people in once they land on my homepage. I'd like to avoid using proprietary things and want to stick to open source plugins and themes if possible.

Please give me any advice or suggestions you may have!