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How To Get The Interview:
Top 10 Portfolio
Questions & Answers
for UX, UI & Visual Designers
uxhow.com/infocamp
Troy Parke
Practical UX/UI Designer
Who are you?
User Experience?
User Interface?
Information Architects?
Content Strategists?
Visual Designers?
Web Designers?
Career Chan...
© Tokidoki LLC
How many pieces should
be in a portfolio?
Be Selective

(Reviewers are too)
Worst piece remembered
Be relevant, real & ready
Tell a story
Small number is enough
Troy Parke
How should it be presented?
(How much detail
should you provide?)
You have to tell them a story

(The work won’t “speak for itself ”)
Present the problem
Explain what you did
Describe the outcome
Include metrics
LaiYee Lori
How do I present work that I
did on a team without taking
credit for the whole project?
List your contribution
Your title at the time
Identify as group work
Avoid dissecting screens
Emi Matsumoto
Can you include
student work?
Ideally... No
Everyone has been there
Easy to spot
Replace ASAP
Design your own site
Ashlimarie Dong
How do you handle
NDA work?
Carefully
Honor legal agreements
Protect your reputation
Managers understand
How do you choose what to
include in a portfolio?
Hand out roses

(Play The Bachelor/Bachelorette)
Representative
Relatively recent
Instantly recognizable
Looking for warning signs
Should I include work that
doesn’t reflect my style if it’s
for a well-recognized company?
If solid...Yes
Great value in versatility
Can help legitimize you
Will be “known” for it
Jake Rae
What do you HATE to see
missing or included?
Lying, NSFW & Not Online
Lying with intention
Lying by omission
NSFW content
Must be online, no media
Email & phone number
How long do you spend
looking at a portfolio?
10-15 Seconds
Twice as long as recruiters
Apply the 5 second test
Team will review in detail
Nick Berry
What do you look for in a
portfolio as a hiring manager?
“Is this someone
I want to interview?”
Not hired for portfolio
Gets your foot in the door
Next is interview process
Seattle IA & UX Meetup
Full Article, Slides and
Resources on UX How
Thank-you!

uxhow.com | @uxhow
How To Get The Interview: The Top 10 Portfolio Questions and Answers for UX, UI & Visual Designers
How To Get The Interview: The Top 10 Portfolio Questions and Answers for UX, UI & Visual Designers
How To Get The Interview: The Top 10 Portfolio Questions and Answers for UX, UI & Visual Designers
How To Get The Interview: The Top 10 Portfolio Questions and Answers for UX, UI & Visual Designers
How To Get The Interview: The Top 10 Portfolio Questions and Answers for UX, UI & Visual Designers
How To Get The Interview: The Top 10 Portfolio Questions and Answers for UX, UI & Visual Designers
How To Get The Interview: The Top 10 Portfolio Questions and Answers for UX, UI & Visual Designers
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Your portfolio is the key to a career in User Experience. It is the quickest and single best asset you have to get an interview without knowing the Hiring Manager. Your portfolio should tell a story.

http://uxhow.com/get-interview-top-10-portfolio-questions-answers-ux-ui-visual-designers/

How many pieces should be in a portfolio?
How should it be presented?
How do I present work that I did on a team?
Can you include student work?
How do you handle NDA work?
How do you choose what to include?
Should I include a well-recognized company?
What do you HATE to see missing or included in a portfolio?
How long do you spend looking at portfolio?
What do you look for in a portfolio as a hiring manager?

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  1. 1. How To Get The Interview: Top 10 Portfolio Questions & Answers for UX, UI & Visual Designers
  2. 2. uxhow.com/infocamp
  3. 3. Troy Parke
  4. 4. Practical UX/UI Designer
  5. 5. Who are you?
  6. 6. User Experience? User Interface? Information Architects? Content Strategists? Visual Designers? Web Designers? Career Changers? Students?
  7. 7. © Tokidoki LLC
  8. 8. How many pieces should be in a portfolio?
  9. 9. Be Selective (Reviewers are too)
  10. 10. Worst piece remembered Be relevant, real & ready Tell a story Small number is enough
  11. 11. Troy Parke
  12. 12. How should it be presented? (How much detail should you provide?)
  13. 13. You have to tell them a story (The work won’t “speak for itself ”)
  14. 14. Present the problem Explain what you did Describe the outcome Include metrics
  15. 15. LaiYee Lori
  16. 16. How do I present work that I did on a team without taking credit for the whole project?
  17. 17. List your contribution
  18. 18. Your title at the time Identify as group work Avoid dissecting screens
  19. 19. Emi Matsumoto
  20. 20. Can you include student work?
  21. 21. Ideally... No
  22. 22. Everyone has been there Easy to spot Replace ASAP Design your own site
  23. 23. Ashlimarie Dong
  24. 24. How do you handle NDA work?
  25. 25. Carefully
  26. 26. Honor legal agreements Protect your reputation Managers understand
  27. 27. How do you choose what to include in a portfolio?
  28. 28. Hand out roses (Play The Bachelor/Bachelorette)
  29. 29. Representative Relatively recent Instantly recognizable Looking for warning signs
  30. 30. Should I include work that doesn’t reflect my style if it’s for a well-recognized company?
  31. 31. If solid...Yes
  32. 32. Great value in versatility Can help legitimize you Will be “known” for it
  33. 33. Jake Rae
  34. 34. What do you HATE to see missing or included?
  35. 35. Lying, NSFW & Not Online
  36. 36. Lying with intention Lying by omission NSFW content Must be online, no media Email & phone number
  37. 37. How long do you spend looking at a portfolio?
  38. 38. 10-15 Seconds
  39. 39. Twice as long as recruiters Apply the 5 second test Team will review in detail
  40. 40. Nick Berry
  41. 41. What do you look for in a portfolio as a hiring manager?
  42. 42. “Is this someone I want to interview?”
  43. 43. Not hired for portfolio Gets your foot in the door Next is interview process
  44. 44. Seattle IA & UX Meetup
  45. 45. Full Article, Slides and Resources on UX How
  46. 46. Thank-you! uxhow.com | @uxhow
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