Design Portfolio Masterclass

Design Portfolio Masterclass

Slides from Design Portfolio Masterclass conducted at Zeta Office, Bengaluru, India on 7 Apr, 2019.

We discussed questions like:
1. What does a portfolio do?
2. What should we put in a portfolio?
3. How do we write a case study?
4. What goes through the minds of a recruiter and your future boss when looking at your portfolio?

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King Sidharth

April 07, 2019
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  1. 2.

    • Started entrepreneurial career when I was 12 • Worked

    with startups during senior school • Started a design agency after dropping out from college • Joined Instamojo founding team 6 years ago • Scaled Instamojo from 100 customers to 7 lakh customers cross the country • Interview over 50 designers a year
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    You are the Product Session 1 Your customer has a

    problem, are you the solution?
  4. 9.

    Users of your Portfolio Junior Recruiter Recruiter/ HR Your future

    Boss Scans resumes & portfolios to find match Does second level & other checks that need thinking Has a specific role for which they are interviewing & hiring
  5. 10.

    It all begins with… Your future boss has a role

    to fill, a problem to solve Your future boss finds they need to hire for a role Approvals Budgeting J JD Are you the solution?
  6. 11.

    User Journey Map Sourcing Long list Short list Interviews Make

    Offer Bigger the company more the number of steps
  7. 12.

    Goal: Get an interview Sourcing Long list Short list Interviews

    Make Offer Your portfolio & resume works here
  8. 18.

    Users of your Portfolio Your future Boss Has a specific

    role for which they are interviewing & hiring Clicks the buy button (decides to call you for interview)
  9. 20.

    When starting your career 1. Find and pick a good

    boss who can also be a mentor 2. Find good problems to solve and solve them for 2-3 years
  10. 21.

    Internships 1. Find a company and a design problem 2.

    Create a solution, make a 10 slide deck and send it to the CEO or Lead Designer The secret career building tool
  11. 22.

    Internships 1. Find a company and a design problem 2.

    Create a solution, make a 10 slide deck and send it to the CEO or Lead Designer The secret career building tool
  12. 25.

    1. Pick top 5 projects 2. Write a 180 word

    ad-copy that matches brand, tone, and pitch of your original ad 3. Gather screenshots, photos, etc. Activity 4
  13. 29.

    Burden of Proof Adding weight 1. Number & metrics that

    show improvement 2. Before & after images/ videos 3. Testimonials 4. Even failed projects are proof if they teach you something