Illustration by Hannah Swan

5 Dos and Don’ts for Your Design Portfolio


A quick gut check to determine whether or not you should include something is— ‘if this is the only project a potential employer saw, would they be seeing my best work?’



The trick is to have a balanced portfolio. If you have a lot of words, you likely need to add something interesting to look at, and if you have a bunch of glossy images, you probably need some more words.



Just like dressing for an interview isn’t the right time to experiment wildly — you don’t want it to take away from the carefully curated and annotated works you’ve put together.



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