How To Build Your Portfolio

A portfolio is an introduction of yourself, and an exhibit of your work. Depending on what field you’re in, it may look really different. Let’s go over some ways you can improve your portfolio.


Technically speaking, a portfolio could be a cardboard box full of articles. However, no one’s going to sift through that. You’ll want to put in the extra work to keep it as organized, and easy for the other person to read as possible. In any context, if you want someone to go through and look at something, they will be ten times more likely too if it’s easy.

Get Creative

Your portfolio is specific. You want it to be appropriately formatted for the field you’re in. If you’re an artist, writer, or video producer, the products of your work are going to vary.

Pay attention to your community, but also make it your own. Your portfolio can be appropriate for what it is without being exactly the same as everyone else’s.

Here are some examples of various creative portfolios on Adobe Portfolios.

Cater to Your Audience

If you decide you want to go into a specific field, you’re going to want to make sure your content is geared towards that audience. It could be worth having a few different portfolios that you can pull out when you need to.

For anything, it’s important to put yourself in the other person’s shoes. If someone handed you a portfolio, how would you want it to look? You need to adopt the other person’s perspective for a moment, if you’re creating something for them.

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