Whether you’re looking to showcase your work internally, seeking employment, or prospecting for clients, developing and maintaining an up-to-date portfolio will help you articulate what you do well. With a little forethought and planning, your portfolio can become one of your most valuable tools, opening up conversations and possibilities beyond your expectations.

In this session, you’ll explore the reasons why you should create a portfolio and how to effectively evaluate your design requirements for it. You’ll learn how to set realistic, achievable goals for your portfolio, and how to grow it over time without compromising confidentiality. You’ll then look at a variety of tools that can help you design and build this portfolio, and you’ll discuss what kinds of solutions you should consider including in it to best showcase your skills.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why you should create a portfolio, even if you’re not looking for a job
  • How to identify the right things to focus on in your portfolio (and what not to include)
  • How to plan the design and development of your portfolio
  • How you can use your portfolio to get feedback on your work
  • How to leverage your portfolio itself as a design example

Novice to advanced designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:
WordPress and themes, web technologies (and IDEs), eLearning tools, and related technologies.