Portfolio Design and Development


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Understand the most critical elements to include in your design portfolio.

Master how to market yourself and how to effectively represent your firm to prospective clients.


What You Will Learn
  • The importance of the design portfolio in your job search
  • How to tell your story through your design portfolio
  • How to apply your storytelling skills to marketing the work of a design firm


New! Winter Series Content


Impactful Portfolios: Student Success Stories 

A well-developed student portfolio demonstrates your capabilities, skills, and experience to potential employers and launches you towards your career goals. Learn how to develop your portfolio including the questions to ask, information to include, and how to present yourself. With award-winning examples from the ASID Student Portfolio Competition, you will leave with an understanding of how to tailor your portfolio to your career goals while crafting a story that demonstrates your professional value. 


Standing Out: Winners from the 2020 ASID Student Portfolio Competition 

Your portfolio is critical to launching your design career. Through striking visuals showcasing their process and solutions, hear from the 2020 winners of the ASID Student Portfolio Competition as they share the stories of their design work in the portfolio development process. Walk away energized and inspired so that you have the tools to craft and optimize your portfolio, positioning you for a strong future in design. 


Core Content


Top Tips for Your Design Portfolio 

What to do, and what not to do, when preparing your design portfolio for review by prospective employers. 


Your Portfolio: What to Include

Learn what to include when putting together your design portfolio from a former ASID Student Portfolio Competition winner.


How to Make Your Design Portfolio Unique

Learn tips from former ASID Student Portfolio Competition winners on how to compile a portfolio that will stand out.


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    NEW! Winter Series | Impactful Portfolios: Student Success Stories
    Impactful Portfolios: Student Success Stories Part One
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    Impactful Portfolios: Student Success Stories Part Two
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    Impactful Portfolios: Student Success Stories Part Three
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    No credits available  |  Certificate available Print or download a PDF certificate to show you completed this content under "Portfolio Design and Development".
    NEW! Winter Series | Standing Out: Winners from the 2020 ASID Student Portfolio Competition
    Standing Out: Winners from the 2020 ASID Student Portfolio Competition Part One
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    Standing Out: Winners from the 2020 ASID Student Portfolio Competition Part Two
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    Standing Out: Winners from the 2020 ASID Student Portfolio Competition Part Three
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    Content Completion Certificate
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    No credits available  |  Certificate available Print or download a PDF certificate to show you completed this content under "Portfolio Design and Development".
    Core Content
    Top Tips for Your Design Portfolio
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    Open to download resource. Download this two-page list of things to do and what not to do when preparing your design portfolio for review by prospective employers.
    Your Design Portfolio - What to Include?
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    Open to view video. This 68 second video features a former ASID Student Portfolio Competition winner talking about what to include when putting together your design portfolio.
    How to Make Your Design Portfolio Unique
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    Open to view video. This one minute, 32 second video features former ASID Student Portfolio Competition winners talking about what makes a design portfolio unique.