How do you become a designer without work experience?
This was the first challenge I encountered when I was starting out in my design career.
I had no design job, design credentials, no internship experience or portfolio to show recruiters.
Because I was coming from a different field I really need to know if I had the chops to make it as a designer.
But most importantly I needed to create a portfolio of projects that accurately represented my skills.
I ended up creating my own conceptual projects that were good enough to get me hired. Even though I stumbled upon a winning formula there was one key learning;
A good portfolio is made up of relevant, well considered detailed design projects.
Over the years, I have become that Senior Designer who looks at candidates portfolio applications for potential hires.
I have come to understand:
This is where Design Portfolio Projects was born. Real world design projects for creating an amazing UI and UX portfolios.
Included in each design project brief is the following:
This course contains a repository of projects that you can use FOR FREE to craft your own projects for a design portfolio.
I am a Senior User Experience designer with over 7 years UX experience, 2 years
software programming experience, 4 years UI design work
experience and a Masters degree in Human Centered Interaction design. I have worked on over 40 UX projects using Axure RP with brands in ecommerce, tourism, banking, entertainment, education and won 2 UX excellence awards.