As a UX/UI designer, you’re in one of the top tech professions of today. You know how to make your visuals sing to the customer, and you have an intuitive grasp of graphic interface fundamentals. To put those skills to their maximum use, you need to make sure your Behance portfolio looks its best. A well-designed portfolio lets your future employers know what they can expect from your work.
You’re in luck, my intrepid visual design aficionados. We’ve put together a guide just for you. It’ll give you all the information you need to make your Behance projects put you at the top of every company’s wish list. You’ll get some valuable tips on tone and content that you can use to groom your portfolio, and we also give you priceless suggestions on keeping your material modern and up-to-date. We’ll help you get your portfolio in fighting shape for your next job search.
Make Your Portfolio Simple and Compelling
Much of your time as a UX/UI designer is spent working to make your designs easier for the customer to understand and operate. Your portfolio needs to follow that same philosophy. Employers want to know that the person they bring in for an interview can apply the same sort of striving for simplicity to their portfolio as they will to their work. Don’t get fancy or frilly—present your work in a straightforward and pleasing manner.
You should also add personal elements to your portfolio projects to make them unique and associated with you. Much of your portfolio’s effect on viewers comes down to how they feel about it emotionally. Include a backstory, and project your personality onto your portfolio work. Hiring managers will respond and want to see more of your projects.
Include only Relevant Projects, and Rotate the Work Regularly
When you start to work on your UX/UI portfolio and are wondering which projects to include, you’re going to want to feature the projects of which you’re most proud. That’s natural and understandable. But you need to keep your audience in mind. If you want to appeal to companies who design iPad apps for goat farmers, you should try to include projects involving goats, farms, or iPads.
You should also make sure to update your portfolio regularly. You’ll go to quite a bit of trouble to polish your portfolio, and you want to make sure that it stays current and trendy. Every month or so, go back to your portfolio and regard it with a stranger’s eye. Does it look like the creator is on top of the latest tech trends? A relevant portfolio will land you more job interviews.
So, there you have it. When you get ready to find a new visual design job, you need to get your Behance projects looking their best. Our guide helps you whip your Behance portfolio into shape and shows you how to catch employers’ eyes with your work. Before long, you’ll be competing for the top graphic design gigs.
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