Creating a personal identity seems to be one of the most difficult tasks for a designer. For some reason, it is infinitely easier determining how others should project themselves. Unfortunately, this is no excuse to have an outdated, unorganized, or overall weak portfolio. Find out how to improve your portfolio at the jump.
We are in a unique situation with current technology allowing us to advertise ourselves and our work to potentially anyone in the world. It would be a shame if we didn’t take advantage of resources like Twitter, Facebook, Dribbble, LinkedIn, a personal website, Pinterest (Yes, I said Pinterest. Don’t judge), a blog, etc. Previously, a designer’s range of influence was extremely localized. Showcasing your work was very personalized, hence the physical portfolios. Physical portfolios do still have value, but they shouldn’t be your only mode of presenting your work to the world. The world is a whole lot smaller now, and you have a lot more competition. In order to stand out, here are helpful bits of information you should know and/or incorporate in your own design portfolio: