Feedback on my first portfolio

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#1

Hi everyone,

Me again. :slight_smile:
Thank you for all of your advices you gave me in other topics, I really appreciate it.

This time I wanted to ask you for feedback on my first UX portfolio.

Two months ago I started interviewing for UX positions in Cracow, Poland. There are not many of them and in 90% companies are looking for UX Designer with a commercial experience, however this portfolio gave me a chance to receive some invitations for interviews, even if later they decided to put forward someone who is more experienced.

I suppose there are many things in my first portfolio that might be improved. Or maybe even things that are missing there and I don’t even know about it.

That is why I wanted to ask you for some feedback. Would you consider to hire me with this portfolio for a designer role? I would love to hear everything that comes to your mind - I am really eager to learn more and improve, but without some mentoring I am afraid I just don’t know what else can/should be done. :slight_smile:

You can find it here:
[UX Portfolio]

Cheers!


#2

Hi @justyna182, I am not in your location, so I don’t know what the market is like there. However, a couple of things stood out to me.

The fact that your portfolio is a PDF. Ideally, you should have an online portfolio and a PDF to show in interviews.

Your case studies had a lot of text with not many images showing the process. Also, I was a bit confused by the process you followed.

Here are some example portfolios to view that may help:
https://www.tiffanycyu.com/
https://www.aimeelandsberg.com/
http://markphan.com/

Hope that helps! Let me know if you have specific questions.


#3

Thank you, @jdebari !

Do you know any easy methods to use to build a web portfolio without coding skills?


#4

@justyna182 you could use Wix, Squarespace, Weebly, Webflow, or Wordpress. I personally use Wix because you don’t need to use a template. All the others you have to use a template. They are all around the same price. The ones I showed you were all using either Wix or Squarespace.

Hope that helps!


#5

Hi Jdebari,

Can we create portfolio in Google slides? Here is my UX portfolio link https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XU12RDs7qQ9Ha5vT9cJ5KL_CAzCeOh7NJMEm_juJ-mE/edit?usp=sharing

Could you please share your valuable your feedback on it?

Thanks in advance.


#6

@Aditi, you can, but it needs to be available online as a typical URL. A link to a Google document isn’t enough. People need to be able to easily find your portfolio since it is a marketing tool. I think there is a way to publish your slides to the web. Maybe try that?


#7

Thanks for your feedback @jdebari. Which website do you suggest for creating the online portfolio?


#8

I personally like Wix, but there are lots of options. Feel free to try some different ones out and see what you like. Alot of them have free trials.