Elizabeth's portfolio guide

For UX & product designers

Actionable and honest advice from a designer who's reviewed (and rejected ๐Ÿซ ) thousands of portfolios during her career. Learn how you can make your portfolio stand out in a sea of hundreds of applications!

Purchase for $25!

Why me?

Iโ€™ve been coaching entry-level designers on their portfolios for more than 10 years! At this point, someoneโ€™s portfolio is almost always open in my browser waiting for a review.

  1. ๐Ÿ‘€ Iโ€™ve looked at lots of portfolios. In previous roles, Iโ€™ve always been in charge of reviewing portfolios before the initial phone screen. I have looked at over 1,000 portfolios for internships, entry-level, and senior designer positions. I know the bar and who you are competing with.
  2. ๐Ÿค“ I look at a lot of entry-level portfolios. I wrote about my experience choosing a product design intern out of 400 applications here.
  3. ๐Ÿ˜‡ I have a good portfolio. My portfolio is randomly featured on the internet. You can find it here and here and here. (Heads up that I have not updated my portfolio in 3 years ๐Ÿคญ.)
  4. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ I have a high bar and will be honest. Designers are annoying particular and will notice the little details. They might get bothered by a font choice or a typo on your page. The portfolio guide shares the most common mistakes I see.

Still not sure? Check out my portfolio advice and reviews on TikTok.

What's included in the guide?

A digital and downloadable PDF guide with 14 chapters of written content + some bonus material!

๐Ÿ“• Chapters
  • The portfolio review process
  • Elizabeth's portfolio principles
  • Designing your portfolio
  • Portfolio information architecture
  • Ways to make an impression
  • Choosing projects
  • Case study principles
  • Case study tips & tricks
  • Case study red flags
  • Project screenshots
  • Help! I need project ideas
  • Introducing yourself
  • Writing the about page
  • Finding your design archetype
โœจ Bonus content
  • Case study planning worksheet
  • Portfolio checklist
  • Case studies checklist
  • Visual design polish checklist
  • Portfolio frequently asked questions

Make your portfolio stand out in a sea of hundreds of applications.

Purchasing the guide helps me continue to be a design educator full time! Thank you for your support ๐Ÿ’•

Purchase for $25!