1. Think about your goals
Before rushing into designing your portfolio, it’s important to think about the reasons motivating you to create your portfolio and the goals that you want to achieve. Do you want to get feedback from the community, highlight your creativity or stand out to recruiters?
2. Keep it short
Just because the Portfolios section allows you to add up to 20 projects doesn’t mean that you necessarily have to reach this limit.
3. Be selective
In keeping with the previous tip, don’t try to impress everyone by showing all your projects. Be selective and focus on your successes. Display the achievements that illustrate all your skills and abilities.
4. Don’t listen to your mother
Your friends and family, as well-intentioned as they may be, should not decide what you should share on your portfolio. What is popular is certainly not what makes you unique. If you need help, ask colleagues or teachers instead – they will be able to guide you in your choice.
5. Tell a story
Don’t hesitate to tell a story and position your projects in an established order. This will allow visitors to see how you’ve progressed on the academic and professional fronts.
6. Start strong!
Start each project with a strong, meaningful image. Also, make sure you save a powerful visual for the finale. This way, you can really dazzle your visitors.
7. Share your inspirations
Now that you’ve chosen the accomplishments that you would like to display, think about the best way of presenting them. Visitors like to discover the story behind your work, so don’t hesitate to give a brief description of your concept or your inspiration.
8. Keep it updated
It’s crucial to add new projects to your portfolio regularly and update your C.V. You may have a great portfolio, but if it hasn’t been updated for five years, you’ll lose credibility and may even be perceived as lazy.
9. Provide an overview of your work methodology
Rather than simply submitting your final projects, don’t hesitate to illustrate your methodology, using drawings, sketches, mock-ups or patterns, for example.
10. Promote your portfolio
The new Portfolios section is a public platform open to everyone. Don’t hesitate to use the site’s sharing features so that your achievements reach not only the LCI Education community, but also your community and wider audiences on social networks.