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6 Steps To Creating A Knockout Online Portfolio

6 Steps To Creating A Knockout Online Portfolio
As the Chief Designer of Behance, few people are better at identifying a great online portfolio than Matias Corea. While judging contests, looking for new talent, and conducting design research for Behance, he has reviewed thousands of creative portfolios on the web. To get some insight on what works (and what doesn’t!) when it comes to showcasing creative work online, I chatted with Matias about his observations and extracted six simple tips for building a knockout creative portfolio: 1. Take a step back, and curate your best work. Take the time to look at all of your work and carefully choose the right pieces for your portfolio.”One piece of advice I got from my mentor was to always showcase the type of work you want to be doing in the future,” says Matias. Always showcase the type of work you want to be doing in the future. 2. Now that you’ve edited the work you want to show, get into the nitty-gritty of each project and think about how to best present it. NOVUM 11/11 by Paperlux 3. 4.

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