What should my UX portfolio look like?

  • Keep your design portfolio visual with as little text as possible.
  • Make certain that the website you’re using is Mobile-Optimized, especially if it’s intended for use on a mobile device.
  • Keep your portfolio accessible — i.e., if a PDF has passwords, keep them simple.
  • The Pro’s and Cons of different portfolio formats
  • Website — easy to update regularly and a good place to compile lots of work in one, easy to manage the place. HOWEVER, a website is not easy to tailor for every application, and you need to consider domain and hosting costs.
  • PDF — super easy to pop in an application email or print out for a face to face meeting. You can also save multiple versions for different types of a job application. HOWEVER, a PDF can be a large file and if you print it, will cut the ability to visit published work on the internet.
  • Portfolio platform — looks professional and pits your work alongside that of other professional designers. HOWEVER, as your work is so closely tied with that of others, it can quickly become lost in a sea of other options.

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Claire is a User Experience Designer working across Cheshire and Manchester with over 10 years experience. www.clairefreshney.com

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Claire Freshney

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Claire is a User Experience Designer working across Cheshire and Manchester with over 10 years experience. www.clairefreshney.com

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