• Emelyn BakerEmelyn Baker, over 4 years ago

    Hey DN! I've been talking with students that're building their portfolios and compiling advice. What've you guys learned over the years about building portfolios?

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    • Mason LawlorMason Lawlor, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

      Awesome article, it was a palate cleanser to read a designer's opinions that I surprisingly agree with. That sounds pretty cynical, but I've just seen a lot of clickbait articles on here lately.

      Mike Wilson below has a point, but I think if you make your portfolio structured, organized, and easy to consume then you should be able to skim them quickly, but also present the option of reading deep into their thought process and results if you want. Why not give people the option? Most high-ups with budget decisions are going to be all up on that sorta thing.

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      • Emelyn BakerEmelyn Baker, over 4 years ago

        Thanks dude — I appreciate the kind words!

        I agree — having the option to read case studies is nice. When you're skimming 20 portfolios in a sitting, you won't read every single case study with depth. But when you find a portfolio that stands out, you can delve deeper and find out if that designer might be a great fit for your company/project.

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