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


Core Content | Winter Series


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: What Design Leaders Look For

Meet some of the 2021 ASID Student Portfolio Competition Jury! Learn about their firms, careers, expectations for the competition, and most importantly, gain an understanding of what employers are looking for when hiring and recruiting talent. Featuring Susan Chang, ASID, AIA, Partner, Shimoda Design Group; Sequoyah Hunter-Cuyjet, Design Advocate, Determined by Design; Betsy Nurse, ASID, Senior Principal, Director of Interiors, HOK; and moderated by Briana Guin, Allied ASID, Experiential Designer, Conde Nast.


Winter Series | Do This, Not That 

Listen in on casual and candid conversations with previous and returning ASID Student Portfolio Competition jury members on Instagram Live. Hear their stories about their experiences with the competition, mistakes they’ve witnessed, and what they hope to see in the future. Featuring Gracie Andraos, ASID, Director of Commercial Interiors, HKS; David Taglione, Executive Team Leader, ICRAVE; and Mindi Weichman, ASID, LEED NC, Design Director, Studio O+A.


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.


Other 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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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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Open to view video.
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".
Winter Series | Standing Out: What Design Leaders Look For
Standing Out: What Design Leaders Look For Part One
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Recorded on January 14, 2021. Featuring Susan Chang, ASID, AIA, Partner, Shimoda Design Group; Sequoyah Hunter-Cuyjet, Design Advocate, Determined by Design; Betsy Nurse, ASID, Senior Principal, Director of Interiors, HOK; and moderated by Briana Guin, Allied ASID, Experiential Designer, Conde Nast.
Standing Out: What Design Leaders Look For Part Two
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Recorded on January 14, 2021. Featuring Susan Chang, ASID, AIA, Partner, Shimoda Design Group; Sequoyah Hunter-Cuyjet, Design Advocate, Determined by Design; Betsy Nurse, ASID, Senior Principal, Director of Interiors, HOK; and moderated by Briana Guin, Allied ASID, Experiential Designer, Conde Nast.
Standing Out: What Design Leaders Look For Part Three
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Recorded on January 14, 2021. Featuring Susan Chang, ASID, AIA, Partner, Shimoda Design Group; Sequoyah Hunter-Cuyjet, Design Advocate, Determined by Design; Betsy Nurse, ASID, Senior Principal, Director of Interiors, HOK; and moderated by Briana Guin, Allied ASID, Experiential Designer, Conde Nast.
Standing Out: What Design Leaders Look For Part Four
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Recorded on January 14, 2021. Featuring Susan Chang, ASID, AIA, Partner, Shimoda Design Group; Sequoyah Hunter-Cuyjet, Design Advocate, Determined by Design; Betsy Nurse, ASID, Senior Principal, Director of Interiors, HOK; and moderated by Briana Guin, Allied ASID, Experiential Designer, Conde Nast.
Content Completion Certificate
No credits available  |  Certificate available
No credits available  |  Certificate available Print or download a PDF certificate to show you completed this content under "Portfolio Design and Development".
Winter Series | Instagram Live: Do This, Not That
Do This, Not That with Gracie Andraos
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Open to view video. View the Instagram Live conversation recorded on December 11, 2020.
Do This, Not That with David Taglione
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Open to view video. View the Instagram Live conversation recorded on December 18, 2020.
Do This, Not That with Mindi Weichman
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Open to view video. View the Instagram Live conversation recorded on January 8, 2021.
Winter Series | Standing Out: Winners from the 2020 ASID Student Portfolio Competition
Standing Out: Winners from the 2020 ASID Student Portfolio Competition Part One
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Presented as part of the ASID Virtual Conference Student Program, September 17, 2020.
Standing Out: Winners from the 2020 ASID Student Portfolio Competition Part Two
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Presented as part of the ASID Virtual Conference Student Program, September 17, 2020.
Standing Out: Winners from the 2020 ASID Student Portfolio Competition Part Three
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Presented as part of the ASID Virtual Conference Student Program, September 17, 2020.
Content Completion Certificate
No credits available  |  Certificate available
No credits available  |  Certificate available Print or download a PDF certificate to show you completed this content under "Portfolio Design and Development".
Other 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?
Open to view video.
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
Open to view video.
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.
Content Completion Certificate
No credits available  |  Certificate available
No credits available  |  Certificate available Print or download a PDF certificate to show you completed this content under "Portfolio Design and Development".