1. Ask a question.
2. Gather as much evidence as possible about it.
3. Develop axioms based on the evidence, and try to assign a probability of truth to each one.
4. Draw a conclusion based on cogency in order to determine: Are these axioms correct, are they relevant, do they necessarily lead to this conclusion, and with what probability? 5. Attempt to disprove the conclusion. Seek refutation from others to further help break your conclusion. 6. If nobody can invalidate your conclusion, then you’re probably right, but you’re not certainly right.
In order to create a better portfolio overall, you need to find work. Do side projects, collaborate on projects with friends, build your own products, work for people you know, be open to freelance projects. As long as you are utilizing the design skills you have learned, you are bound to learn how to create and curate a better portfolio that shows the work you are passionate about and that you aren’t just a designer who only relies on what they learned to do in school.