Lobster Book

Designing a UX Portfolio

A Practical Guide for Designers, Researchers, Content Strategists, and Developers

  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media
  • Pages: 160

1 August 2020 update: I am still writing the book. It’s late as I hit the perfect storm of illness, relationship and career instability, and quite a lot of imposter syndrome. My current plan is to complete it at the end of this year, after my UX Portfolio Essentials course. I will get it done.

Employers and clients often ask prospective hires to submit a UX portfolio as evidence of their value and achievements. If you’re like many UX designers, however, you probably don’t have a portfolio—or if you do, it might not do your work justice. This practical guide not only shows you how to create an effective UX portfolio, but also shows you how to use it in an interview. Employers and recruiters will be able to use this book to improve their hiring processes.

If you want to land a truly rewarding gig, designing a good UX portfolio is a critical first step.

  • Learn how to sell yourself effectively using a UX portfolio
  • Deal with issues such as a lack of work experience, non-disclosure agreements, and problem projects
  • Use UX portfolios to eliminate misunderstanding over what UX design is and isn’t
  • Identify the best talent for interview by learning how to review UX portfolios

Designing a UX Portfolio