5 common design portfolio mistakes to avoid

1. Not including enough information

2. Including too much information

3. Poor portfolio design

Think about how to improve the UX of your design portfolio. For example, by making it easy to browse the case studies available.

4. Broken and old links

5. Lack of recent examples

Recap

  • Providing enough information — Don’t just show the final designs, outline the story behind those designs.
  • Avoiding too much information — Make it quick and easy to scan a portfolio. Remove any unnecessary information.
  • Considering the portfolio design — Think about how to improve the UX of your design portfolio. For example, by making it easy to browse case studies available.
  • Avoiding broken and old links — Use images and screenshots rather than linking out of a portfolio.
  • Including recent examples — Ensure that a portfolio is up-to-date with recent examples.

See also

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Neil Turner

Neil Turner

Former techy turned UX Jedi from the UK. Checkout out my blog (UX for the Masses) for more about me.