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Five mistakes you can fix now in your portfolio

First impressions count, time to make yours perfect.

For the love of god stop using skill charts

Not only are they inaccurate, but they’re also childish and goofy. Why would anyone believe them, or think that they’re a good idea, is beyond me.

Go an inch wide and a mile deep

Focus on one thing. Don’t be the guy who has web design, web development, magazine layouts, and landing pages in your portfolio.

Generic tagline

  • I create beautiful designs that make a difference
  • Logical mind and creative heart
  • I build meaningful experiences

Giant blocks of text

I know you spent a few hours crafting that amazing “About” page, you’ve poured your heart and soul into it, and you were so proud when you finished writing it, am I onto something here? Well, let me level with you, if it’s longer than a few hundred words, no one is going to read it.

Substance over design

I’ve made the mistake of designing a highly sophisticated and intricate portfolio before, it gave me a huge ego boost, a slight erection, and zero leads.



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