• Mike Wilson, almost 6 years ago

    I look at it the opposite. Anyone can make a wiz-bang case study. You just insert gratuitous images of sketches/whiteboards/sticky notes (nobody will have the context to know if these were even relevant), use all the right UX buzzwords, talk about how you love sketch and slack, and then throw the final layouts in pretty mock-up templates. Without access to internal company data you have no idea if the project was an actual success. Nor do you know the true contribution of that person on the team.

    To me the only differentiation I see between candidates most of the time is the actual design of the portfolio itself. Anything else in somebody's portfolio was likely done on a team and their actual contribution is unknown (not that I'm suggesting Karen is lying, I'm speaking just in general). The portfolio design itself is the only thing you know for sure that the designer was actually involved in from 0 to 100.

    2 points