Portfolio Design and Development
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.