I believe most (if not all) UX/UI jobs have us signing NDAs. After signing it, it made me wonder what is safe to take to my portfolio. I understand that we can take what is open to the public already; AKA it launched. What happens to those backoffice tool designs? Those admin tools that isn’t necessarily exposed to the public and only accessible to the paying customer. I know some companies keep them hidden from even their websites to prevent competitors from copying.
Is the only way to get those on my portfolio asking the company for permission? But you don’t want to make it awkward by making it sound like you are trying to build your portfolio to leave.
Also, what about concepts you created for the company that never took off? Is it the company’s property? Do I have any rights in including those in my portfolio?
Is this even something we should worry about?
Would love to hear what everyone else thinks or does.