What does a portfolio look like in 2014?

over 5 years ago from Sean Lester, Product Designer @ Match.com

  • Joel CalifaJoel Califa, over 5 years ago

    I don't bring anything to interviews. I just open my site up on a laptop.

    My new portfolio got about 50 companies pursuing me at once. For UX I think the big things were explaining my thought process and including mistakes. For visual, process is important as well, but the final product carries more weight.

    I would spend some time thinking about what kind of place you want to work at and curate your portfolio for that. Is it an agency? Add you edgier work, maybe some content sites you've done. Is it a product company? Add designs for mobile or web apps.

    If you don't have anything yet, make it!

    10 points
    • Tor Løvskogen BollingmoTor Løvskogen Bollingmo, over 5 years ago

      Do you think those 50 companies was mostly because of the way you've structured the content or the traffic you had around the launch?

      7 points
      • Alex CampbellAlex Campbell, over 5 years ago

        I think it's part how minimal and universally-appealing the site is, as well as having a lot of relevant keywords.

        1 point
      • Joel CalifaJoel Califa, over 5 years ago

        I think it was the way I structured the content and maybe some of the details I built in. The launch on DN got around 10 of those companies but the rest reached my portfolio directly.

        This is an excerpt from one of the emails I got: "Great work! Seeing case studies versus a group of thumbnails with lightboxes is a breath of fresh air." The rest were similar.

        0 points
    • Derryl CarterDerryl Carter, over 5 years ago

      Nice job with your site. Really clean, and the information is well-structured

      2 points