One of the hardest things to do when starting your design career is to create a design portfolio of impressive work. The worst thing is even if you have a job, your past work usually sucks and is hard to include as a reflection of your capability.
I decided to create design projects/practice projects that designer could build a portfolio on. Each one is pretty detailed in terms of objective, target audience, deliverables, references and recruiter tips. Any feedback is welcome and hopefully they help you craft a more impressive portfolio.