Personifying Your Portfolio - UX

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Making your portfolio speak for itself

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  • 1. Personifying Your Portfolio Nick Grantham Specialist UX Recruiter @nickgrantham83 Making your portfolio speak for itself

2. Personifying your portfolio? Nick Grantham Specialist UX Recruiter @nickgrantham83 3. Why?? Nick Grantham Specialist UX Recruiter @nickgrantham83 4. 1.Times have changed - Clients always ask for portfolios More people know what they are looking for not just UXers More dedicated UX people in the market point of differentiation cant just rely on your CV As well as core UX roles there are also a number of hybrid roles that require more than just UX experience/knowledge this needs to be shown Nick Grantham Specialist UX Recruiter @nickgrantham83 5. 2.Representation of yourself - Showcasing Define who you are, what you can do and what you specialise in again, dont rely on your CV Potential to show cultural suitability dont be afraid to add a touch of character or your own style to your portfolio Set the expectation (show your calibre) prove yourself Nick Grantham Specialist UX Recruiter @nickgrantham83 6. 3. How you work - Not just where you worked So important! Proof that you can do the graft and thinking that comes before the pretty pictures Again setting the expectation showcasing your potential Nick Grantham Specialist UX Recruiter @nickgrantham83 7. 4. Adds depth to your CV - Convince the client Nick Grantham Specialist UX Recruiter @nickgrantham83 Anyone can call themselves a UX designer on their CV 8. How?? Nick Grantham Specialist UX Recruiter @nickgrantham83 9. 1. Show the approach Most important of all saying this at the start rather than leave till the end so if anything sticks at all it should be this! Process / Methodology / Show them how you work not just picture of a few wireframes and a screen shot from the web its the how that makes you a UX designer Dont be afraid to show the dirty work Show your work dont rely on output your team has done Nick Grantham Specialist UX Recruiter @nickgrantham83 10. School science projects - stages Nick Grantham Specialist UX Recruiter @nickgrantham83 Walk the reader through your work/project 11. 2. Tell its own story everyone loves a story! Dont forget to annotate but dont make too text heavyNick Grantham Specialist UX Recruiter @nickgrantham83 12. 3. Button up your shirt, button up your presentation, whatever your style Consistency make sure page 3 matches with page 10 Represents your attention to detailNick Grantham Specialist UX Recruiter @nickgrantham83 13. 4. Engage - Not graphic design but do your best Nick Grantham Specialist UX Recruiter @nickgrantham83 14. 5. Show em what you got Deliverables sketches, wireframes, low to high-fi prototypes, user journeys, research Nick Grantham Specialist UX Recruiter @nickgrantham83 15. Additional!!! 1. Dont forget the CV 2. Case Studies Nick Grantham Specialist UX Recruiter @nickgrantham83 16. Any Questions? You can contact me on Email: nick@wearesource.co.uk Linkedin: uk.linkedin.com/in/nickgrantham/ Twitter: @nickgranthan83 Telephone: 020 3116 6727 Nick Grantham Specialist UX Recruiter @nickgrantham83