I see great visual design portfolios posted regularly on DN, but think the # of UX portfolios (showing process) is under-represented. Any UX Designers here link your portfolio!
First attempt at a new portfolio after graduating college...
Still making tweaks, but would love feedback.
This is tremendous work - I like how readers can jump into your best work all one one page.
Love the website!
Another awesome one
This is great, props to you and your hard work! What did you study at CMU?
Thanks! I studied Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction.
Curious as to why you're using points to define your font body copy size and line height? I'm not a dev so you may have a valid reason. Also at first I thought the line height looked a bit spread out, but after looking at it more it seems to work well. Nice work.
This is beautiful. My only caveat is that after scrolling to the bottom, there is no 'return to top' or other, simple footer.
Like the site, the images and copy are balanced really nicely. My only though is that it could benefit from stronger demarcation between each case study / story. It's a little difficult when skimming to see where one ends and the next begins, but perhaps that is what you were going for!
I like it! For an portfolio with great UX the icon with the mailto-link is pretty bad ux though
That's pretty vague feedback. What's bad about it? Are you talking aesthetics or does it just need a label? Does the icon clearly convey an email link? Does he only want to be contacted via email?
This is really great! Wow.
I tried to go into detail in my portfolio, I'm really into process these days. http://edlea.com
One of the best portfolios I've seen. Love your site
i agree, its pretty awesome, i need to incorporate more info and process in my work /:
Love the storytelling behind each project! Would you care to be interviewed/featured for a series on portfolios on UXBeginner.com?
sure - always happy to share the lessons I've learnt along the way. I'm firstname.lastname@example.org
Teehan and Lax have great case studies: http://www.teehanlax.com/story/medium/
I love Slack, and was pleasantly surprised to find that Meta helped build it
Trying my luck and transparency here: http://www.daveong.com/ . This is a work in progress as I do not develop or code at all. I asked a good friend of mine a favor in exchange of designing the interface of his portfolio.
It took me 3 months of planning and designing the interface because I'd like to think designing your own portfolio is innately hard (one would really want to make ends meet) and about 3 weeks of coding (from front-end to back-end) to develop the site.
As for the content of my portfolio, I did an audit of how portfolios tell stories of their work and saw a pattern - it starts with a problem, participation, workflow, results. This pattern helped me compose the write-ups for my work quickly.
Consequently, I had to translate this into a print portfolio in case employers request them.
I had to greatly consider and factor in that this is a favor and my designs should aspire to be a minimum viable product. In fact, the outcome so far reflects on a paradox that while it is a portfolio of a UX designer, the portfolio itself lacks some basic necessities of a good ux lol (i.e. mobile responsive, load time, etc.)
Of course there is so much I still want to do with it - mobile responsive and a better way of storytelling (my work) in relation to the brand that I aspire to be, more subtle interactions. Perhaps I'll get there one day :)
Oh and I learned a lot too about coding, setting up my own servers, domains, and such, a very fulfilling experience in the end, really :)
" I did an audit of how portfolios tell stories of their work and saw a pattern - it starts with a problem, participation, workflow, results. This pattern helped me compose the write-ups for my work quickly."
Awesome. This is the pattern I picked up too - I think everybody likes a story, and it helps to have a beginning, middle and end to each portfolio piece.
Here is mine: http://hjotar.com
Feel free to give me some feedback.
Is your blog running on top of any sort of CMS?
I really love the style of it and have been looking for something similar for myself!
I'm currently using Statamic CMS but I had to design everything. If you want a CMS w/ style you could check Squarespace, there are pretty good themes there.
Here is my portfolio: http://stevenfabre.com I need to spend a bit more time on the case studies, but keen to hear your thoughts :)
Distill has a few case studies that show our experience design process, in particular:
"Oakland International Airport Service Design" http://wedistill.com/case-study/oak-service-design/
'La Brea Experience Design Blueprint" http://wedistill.com/case-study/la-brea/
"Bay Street Research and Insights" http://wedistill.com/case-study/bay-street/
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I am also interested to peak behind the curtains of some great digital products processes.
Hi Oz, not sure if you're still looking for portfolios showing design process. This is how I did it. Take a look and hope it helps! http://www.edmundyu.com
www.paulaborowska.com/work I hope this is what you're looking for :)
I regret not mentioning this in the original post, but for any new submissions, it'd be great if UXers can also share thoughts like:
- how you approached building your portfolio
- whether your portfolio was effective at getting the job/opportunities
- how long it took you to build your portfolio, and why
Thanks for the great submissions
I'm working on my new portfolio right now, should be out soon and I'll open a SHOW DN
Throwing mine out there!
One of the best blogs on smart UX: http://littlebigdetails.com/
I find this one very insightful • http://elizabethwindram.com/
I really enjoy perusing through the portfolios of everyone in the comment section.
Here's my portfolio: http://aaroncalzado.com
I'll love it if some of you can take a look at my portfolio. Additional comments and constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated.
So my initial reaction when I hit your page was "Where is his work?"
It seems odd to hit me with a landing page that doesn't give my anything to really look at, and where the primary buttons seem to be Email and Resume. By the same token, when I get to the end of your portfolio there's no easy action I can take to contact you: I have to go back to the Info page first.
Seems like it'd be nice to just load people right onto your work page, and include the Email and Resume links in your header, with maybe some redundant buttons for those elements at the bottom of your portfolio for the sake of flow?
I mean, that's why I'm at your portfolio: I want to see your work. AFTER I look at your work, I might feel the need to check your resume and contact you.
Your work is great, btw, and I love the site design as a whole.
Awesome! Thanks for the feedback. I'll figure out a nice way to implement your feedback into my site.
Hey, Here's my first ever portfolio. I like using loads of negative spaces and providing contextual animations.
Would love feedback from DN! http://aditsgupta.com
Here is my portfolio. Just graduated undergrad :) Http://www.danielnoskin.com
You can also view the GFACE Shop item with that password
Anyone interested can take a look at a sampling of mine. I tend to keep stuff password protected when I'm not actively looking.
I've made one item available. Click on the ChineseCUBES™ (AR) item. The password is: news
I've had a lot of success with this approach, but feedback is welcome.
Why the password?
A lot of stuff is in various states of completion at the moment, so I prefer not to expose it. Also, I'm in the game industry which is highly secretive and paranoid and I'm hesitant to have detailed process and challenges spelled out for all to see. If it was an artist or visual designer just showing finished work, I wouldn't password stuff.