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You may have seen a number of UX portfolio examples online but you are still not sure what makes them work.

Is it the colors, the layout or the type of projects?

I am starting a series on UX and UI portfolio teardowns on the blog that you might benefit from in order to ultimately get a job. Will take guessing out of the way and focus in on what really works to land a job.

UX portfolio Cedric

UX portfolio Cedric

Today I look at Cedric Ith’s UX portfolio by quickly exploring his website, a single project and resume, to tease out the portfolio elements that helped him secure internships at Google and Microsoft. You might not be targeting these companies (You don’t really rate them ;)) but there is still alot you can learn from how his portfolio is structured and translate that to your portfolio.

 

UX Engineer and Interaction Prototyper. Exploring VR/AR/MR.

This is not a comprehensive teardown but structured in such a way as to simulate a recruiter, potential team lead or creative director who have to go through a 50 resumes a day.

Ready?

Let’s begin!!

Portfolio Website

http://cedricith.com/

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UX portfolio example_img1

 

 

Let’s dive into a project

Since the first one has a high likelihood of being selected. Will go for that one.

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ux portfolio example_img2

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And lastly for the resume.

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I have seen way too many design process diagrams. They’re all the same. I want to understand your process, so I can be sure you’re thinking about users and giving yourself room to develop creative ideas. But four bubbles, a few arrows and a bunch of words is just fluff. I’d prefer to see that process through the work. Show me how you’ve gone from insight, to concept, to solution, to impact with a real project example. That will help me understand how you work and think, and assure us you can do it again.
Katie Dill
Director of Experience Design  - Airbnb

Takeaways

So what lessons should you take away from this UX portfolio example?

  • Recruiters don’t have a lot of time to read through your portfolio. Ensure your best and most relevant work is the first one listed.
  • Have a download link to your resume.
  • Use testimonials as powerful social proof.
  • Use language that is understandable for your headings.
  • 2–3 really good portfolio projects are enough to get you an interview and possibly the job
  • Between you LinkedIn, portfolio website and resume, ensure you use a consistent and relevant job role throughout.
  • Identify job keywords and ensure your resume has them.
  • List your experience first as this is what is most relevant to a recruiter or employer.

 

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Cheers!!