Since starting the first run of our portfolio-building workshop (we call it the “Portfolio Campfire”), we’ve analyzed and have taken apart hundreds of junior-level design portfolios. Here’s our winning formula on how designers can build a portfolio that stands out:
- Find out what your personal strengths are (curiosity, team leadership, organization, impeccable visual taste, etc.) and frame your case studies around them. State your strengths clearly. Use them to your advantage
- Get feedback from others—and not just nice words from friends telling you that you did a good job. Ask for improvements, clarity, and effectiveness
- Understand what your prospects need to see from someone like you. If you’re applying for jobs, get familiar with what employers want to see. If you’re a freelancer, learn why your ideal clients buy work like yours. Show your audience what they need
Make your portfolio go from “needs a ton of work” to “clear and enticing, ready to share” in 14 days.
You can apply these key concepts on your own, or you can join our 14 day Portfolio Campfire workshop where we work on your winning formula together as a community.
PS. Most of our workshop members prefer working together as a community when it comes to building a portfolio.
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