Many junior designers follow a standard portfolio template without thinking about the ‘why’ behind a portfolio. Are you one of them?
A standard template might look something like this. You start off with the discovery stage, conduct qualitative and quantitative research, go through a double diamond process, support your findings from usability testing, and then present the final prototype. Unfortunately, it is hard for a portfolio to stand out if everyone follows the same steps.
The ‘why’ refers to the reason for your portfolio’s creation. Have you thought about why your portfolio was created? Is it to reflect your expertise in UX research? An eye for visual aesthetics? Or a strategic mind to enter a UX consultancy?
This article will address six common mistakes of junior designers creating their first portfolio. Read on to make sure you are not committing any of them.
We spoke to Ben George, a Design Head and a UX hiring manager from ReferralCandy. We asked him what mistakes junior designers frequently make. For the full webinar of the UX industry, click here.