5 Tips to Revamp Your Portfolio
If you’re looking to go into any design-related field, having an updated portfolio is extremely important. You should be updating it at least once a year. It allows you to reflect on the work you’ve done, make sure you’re putting your best work forward, and be creative without the constraints of a client.
Tips for Updating Your Portfolio
Market yourself. Think about what makes you different; your cultural background, favorite color, hobbies, etc. Use these things to design your portfolio and cultivate a website that shows off who you are.
It Needs to Serve a Purpose
Know what you want your portfolio to do. Are you trying to impress employers or just show off your work in a creative way?
Let Your Work Speak for Itself
Show, don’t tell. It’s okay to explain your rationale and a few details, but make sure your designs are strong enough to stand on their own. You want them to be the center of attention.
Be Selective About Your Work
You should limit your portfolio to 5-6 major categories/projects. If you include too much, employers won’t look at everything. This could cause them to pass over your best work, or not look at anything at all.
Curating your work and your personality all into one cohesive website can be a daunting task. Remember, at the end of the day, to just relax and have fun. Don’t overthink it to the point of a creative block. Have faith in what you can do and think of this as a fun way to show off what you can do and what you can bring to a company.