Often as creative professionals, we invest tons of effort and time into client projects but often don't put that same effort when it comes to displaying our work.
Clients will only take you as seriously as you take your portfolio. Creating good work is one thing but being able to present your work in a way that communicates value is the skill that separates amateur designers from professionals.
In this course I get completely transparent and communicate where I have failed and walk through how to avoid these pitfalls and leap ahead toward one of the most overlooked areas for creatives, their portfolio.
Look forward to tips, examples from real client projects, case studies, and live reviews.
“The best work always rises to the top of Behance. If you are going to produce your best work, you have to be committed to investing the time and energy to display your skills.”
- Chris Do, Founder of Blind & The Futur
Your phone vibrates, a notification indicates you just received a new email. You open the email and read one of your passed clients just accepted a new job at Nike, and they want to add you to the list of the company's roster of approved designers.
Once on this roster, your portfolio will be shown to the leaders of the company and will determine whether or not they move forward with awarding you full creative control over one of their marketing campaigns which includes a massive payday.
Are you confident that your current portfolio would be good enough to stand on its own? How do you know what elements to include to ensure you are best communicating your value?
The scenario above happens every single day, but perhaps you are skipped over because your work is not in the proper context.
You need a proven framework.
A 45-page guide detailing concepts from branding your portfolio to how to professionally present your work by framing your projects in the proper context.
Whether you're working in Sketch, Adobe XD, Figma, or Photoshop, there's a template to jump-start the process of crafting your portfolio.
A great compliment to the course. It touches on essential reminders of how to quickly position your portfolio to be curated by the Adobe team.
You are not alone. Join a community of many other designers who have dealt with the exact situations you are facing. Ask questions, swap stories, and get inspired.
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course and the bundled content for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
All the essentials you need to know to create a stunning portfolio. Everything from image curation, storytelling, to positioning.
Together we will craft your portfolio step by step resulting in a project that will communicate your value as a designer, and strategically position yourself as the best option to clients.
Over the course of 25 lessons spanning just under 6 hours of content we'll implement features like:
Top Mistakes on Behance
Learn to avoid and overcome the top 6 mistakes users make on the Behance platform.
Act Like a Pro
Position yourself as a professional who is paid a premium rather than a hobbyist or amateur.
The most critical principle that will help you to curate and transform your portfolio.
A collection of resources highlighting the must have mockups for a portfolio, both free and paid.
The first image on your portfolio and the key to leading viewers to look through the rest of your project.
The Defining Statement
Bring clarity and understanding by letting your portfolio viewers know the overall context.
Brand and Logo Marks
A brand is not a logo, it's the feeling users get when they interact with a brand.
Colors and Typography
Colors convey meaning, and using the right typography can perfect your portfolio project.
Two Shot Layout
The most versatile layout of the blueprint framework for logos, illustrations images, and graphics.
Three Shot Layout
Another incredibly versatile layout of the blueprint framework for logos, illustrations images and graphics.
Icons visually convey ideas that words cannot concisely communicate.
Brand artifacts are symbols that relate to and enhance the brand, but are not the logo.
Don’t make the mistake of only posting a video of your film work. Get more views on your work.
Showing websites on your portfolio is all about the right context and responsiveness.
A step-by-step walkthrough of optimizing and uploading your portfolio items on Behance.
Uploading a Project
Properly position your portfolio items in a way that highlights your storytelling.
What goes around comes around. Invest in the Behance community, gain followers and appreciations.
How to get noticed by the Behance curation team and agencies who are looking to hire talent.
Turn your projects into weeks of social media content and expand your digital footprint.
How Clients Evaluate Work
We'll walkthrough how potential clients evaluate talent within a portfolio.
Please note each video includes a written summary of the lesson, a full transcript, and subtitles so you can follow along with precise accuracy.
“We get tons of leads from Behance based on the time we invest in storytelling and crafting our Behance portfolio to be visually appealing.”
- Aaron Atchinson, Founder & Creative Director, Farm Design
Give your portfolio a structured makeover and stand out among the rest of your peers. Learn from an experienced designer and get your portfolio agency and client ready.
Bridge the gap between your skills and an agency by learning how to compose stunning portfolio elements to clearly communicate the value of your creative process.
Get credit for your thinking. Show potential clients how your ideas, advice, and strategies translate into results which can be seen visually and practically.
Empower your team with the ability to craft a portfolio that highlights your strengths and positions your work in the proper context for potential clients.
30-day money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the course materials.
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Look at the leading portfolio projects on Behance and then review your portfolio. I want to help you close that gap by teaching you a framework which will demystify the process of creating a portfolio.
This course is for designers who have a creative skill but may not know the best way to present their work and communicate their full value. If you are not getting the results you desire, then this course will benefit you.
I walk you through the essential elements of portfolio and present a framework which includes branding, curation, composition, promotion, positioning and more. It's what I used to transform my portfolio and help other successful creative professionals.
When I first began compiling the course, my goal was to be thorough and concise. Most of the lessons are to the point and offer visual examples. With 24 videos the course should take an estimated 6 hours to complete.
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across all devices you own.
Yes, once you join Behance, you can create a profile and start uploading your work. If you do have an Adobe Creative Cloud account, you have the bonus of using Adobe Portfolio and other integrated features.