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UX Portfolio Tips

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UX Portfolio Tips

  1. 1. hugeinc.cominfo@hugeinc.com6100 Wilshire Blvd. 2nd Floor - Los Angeles, CA 90048+1 310 499 7700May 23rd, 2013Portfolio Workshop
  2. 2. Portfolioworkshop.
  3. 3. Your portfolio represents you.But you’re not always there to talkabout your work.
  4. 4. No one gets hired on theirportfolio alone.The best outcome is a meeting.
  5. 5. Tonight is about snap judgments.
  6. 6. Tips.
  7. 7. Your portfolio:1. The basics2. Appearance & format3. The work
  8. 8. Your portfolio:1. The basics2. Appearance & format3. The work
  9. 9. Don’t forget…Contact information.Include short intro letter.Resume.
  10. 10. LinkedIn Twitter
  11. 11. Remember, you’re looking for ajob in the communication arts.Your portfolio should show youunderstand what greatcommunication is.
  12. 12. Writing is important.Poor spelling and grammarget noticed.
  13. 13. Your portfolio:1. The basics2. Appearance & format3. The work
  14. 14. Your portfolio:1. The basics2. Appearance & format3. The work
  15. 15. Apply the same UX principles youuse on projects to your portfolio.Clear.Scannable.Easy to read.Good design sensibility.Not too long.
  16. 16. These work great.
  17. 17. If you D.I.Y. make sure it doesn’thighlight what you don’t do well.
  18. 18. Make sure it’s easily accessible.
  19. 19. Flash doesn’t work on iPad & iPhone.
  20. 20. Your portfolio:1. The basics2. Appearance & format3. The work
  21. 21. Your portfolio:1. The basics2. Appearance & format3. The work
  22. 22. Know yourself.Show yourself.
  23. 23. You!
  24. 24. Be selective.5 - 7 is plenty
  25. 25. vs.Your designs should be relevant.
  26. 26. Show you have experienceacross platforms.
  27. 27. Your designs should be timely.
  28. 28. Show the evolution.UX StrategyPersonasScenariosFlowsIDWireframesSketchesSite mapsVisual DesignCompsPrototypesLiveScreenshotLink to siteLink to appVideoPrototype
  29. 29. For each example, include:1. The assignment or ask.2.Your role and what you did.3. The results.
  30. 30. !“I’m sorry to write sucha long letter. I didn’thave time to write ashort one.”!!– Mark Twain!
  31. 31. Who’s reviewing your portfolio.Should you focus on the basics,innovation, or both?
  32. 32. Highlight what you’re most proudof in your work.
  33. 33. hugeinc.cominfo@hugeinc.com6100 Wilshire Blvd. 2nd Floor - Los Angeles, CA 90048+1 310 499 7700

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