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Let's talk about design portfolios

Let's talk about design portfolios

A guide for makes a clear and effective UX Design portfolio.

Presentation given internally at Booking.com in partnership with Refugee Talent Hub, for a group of attendees taking their first steps in the tech industry.


Daniel Fosco

May 28, 2020


  1. Let's talk about design portfolios

  2. Daniel Fosco Senior UX Designer @ Booking.com

  3. Interviewed and hired designers Mentored junior designers Conducted portfolio reviews

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  5. Goal for this Talk How to make a clear and

    effective design portfolio
  6. UX Design Understanding user needs, creating flows and designing interfaces

  7. What is a design portfolio for What should be in

    a design portfolio
  8. What is a design portfolio for

  9. Do you really need one?

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  11. The portfolio shows off your design skills and process through

    your past work
  12. It's a tool to show your work for someone in

    a hiring position
  13. It's your first impression as a designer

  14. Your portfolio takes your first interview for you.

  15. It doesn't have to be flashy

  16. You don't have to build a website (unless you want

  17. UXFolio Adobe Portfolio Webflow Squarespace Blog

  18. or PDF!

  19. What should be in a design portfolio

  20. Small description about you and your design experience

  21. Link to your CV or LinkedIn + contact info

  22. 2-3 case studies of past projects

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  26. Case Studies

  27. What a case study is not

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  29. ✅ Your design process ✅ Your problem-solving abilities ✅ Your

    communication skills
  30. Case Studies Structure

  31. Context Problem Process Solution

  32. Case Study Review

  33. Case Study Tips

  34. Bake in your 1 / 5 / 10 minute versions

  35. Don't bury the final design

  36. Make it scanneable

  37. Forget the iPhones

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  39. What went wrong?

  40. Wrap it up!

  41. Thank you!

  42. Slides bit.ly/ux-for-beginners

  43. Q&A