6 Tools to Build a UI/UX Design Portfolio
As a designer, your portfolio is like a visual resume for you to showcase your work.
However, creating a design portfolio might be quite a task sometimes, and one of the most common questions I’ve been asked is “how do I create my portfolio?”.
In this article, we’d be learning about different tools you can use to create your design portfolio.
Why do you need a portfolio?
Regardless of what path or stack in tech you take, you would need a portfolio. Besides showcasing your work;
- It helps recruiters analyse your skills for opportunities,
- Allows you to document your journey and growth,
- It also enables you to improve your work and skills as you get feedback.
6 tools to help you build an accessible design portfolio.
The truth is that Notion can never go wrong! Notion is a wonderful tool with various applications, including portfolios and resumes.
You can use Notion to construct a simple and insightful portfolio without writing a single line of code. The flexibility, and ability to be creative is the best part of using this tool for your portfolio. Some amazing portfolios created using Notion include:
Dribbble is commonly used by creatives to share their work and build a portfolio of projects. However, the free plan limits you to one image for each post and isn’t ideal for publishing case studies due to its lack of flexibility.
Unlike Dribbble, there aren’t so many limitations to publishing projects. On Behance, you can post up to 20 images, and write a case study in a project. It’s a really great tool, especially for those with not so many case studies.
Wordpress is one of the most powerful blogging and website creation tools. It is a free and open-source content management system(CMS) written in PHP and uses a MySQL Database.
With WordPress, you can create different kinds of websites — blogs, company websites, learning management systems, shops, portfolios and more, with the use of themes, templates and plugins.
You can build and manage all aspects of your website with WordPress without writing a single line of code. To get themes for your portfolio, Themeforest or Envato have amazing ones.
Webflow is another amazing CMS tool that helps you build websites with little or no code. Like Notion, there are no limitations to what you can do with Webflow. Using Webflow, you can design and build out your portfolio.
Polywork is a relatively new tool, but it’s quite spectacular. It’s a great way to track your progress as a creative, network with others in your field, and discover new opportunities. On polywork, you can create highlights that can be pinned to your profile, or put into a collection.
To get started with polywork, you need an invite code. If you’d like an invite, feel free to reach out to me.
As a designer, you should not overlook the importance of a portfolio. You can begin using any of these tools for free or at a little cost. Explore these tools, weigh your options and choose the one that works best for you.