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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 ...

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.

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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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    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 Presentation Transcript

    • 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 Changers? Students?
    • © 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