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 Behance profile lets your future employers know what they can expect from your work.
In case you didn’t already know the Behance is a platform with social networking features created by Adobe to let designers and artists showcase their work. It’s the first place most potential employers look when hiring a designer, and it’s where the top professionals keep their portfolio. Creating a portfolio that’s attractive on Behance is essential for people in web design, UI/UX, and other creative fields.
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 page 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 design elements easier for the customer to understand and operate. Your Adobe 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, a good cover image, and project your personality onto your portfolio work. Hiring managers viewing your project will respond and want to see more of your work.
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. Don’t be afraid to delete a project that weighs down your whole portfolio.
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.
Don’t forget to share your portfolio on social media outside of the Behance network. Anyone who finds your work on Instagram, Facebook, or elsewhere should have an easy project link that will take them to the rest of your work.
In short, keep your portfolio clear and simple, include only relevant projects, keep your audience in mind, and don’t be afraid to delete old work. Also, don’t forget to share your portfolio on social media.
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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