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Design Portfolio Website Tips

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In this video I discuss how to build and design your online portfolio. I go over content, tools, case study recommendations, and other things to keep in mind. Personal design portfolios can be a lot of work but they are so important to have and to keep updated because they reflect who you are as a person as well as a designer.

Here are some helpful links below. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out with comments or questions!

Portfolio Design Inspiration:
http://bestfolios.com/portfolios
https://www.siteinspire.com/websites?categories=19

Adobe Portfolio:
https://www.myportfolio.com/

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6 thoughts on “Design Portfolio Website Tips

  1. Great advice here! Especially the stuff about including case studies. I've been a designer for over fifteen years now and this type of knowledge never goes out of style. I'll be using this advice as I redesign my new portfolio site. Thanks so much Christine!

  2. I coded my site in React. A bit overkill since I don't have a whole lot going on, but it was what I was trained in and it was a good way for me to get it done quick. I built the site in about 3 days, most of that spent on styling. Great tips, Christine!

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