As a beginner or a student designer, it can be hard to build a portfolio when you don’t have much experience. Learn step-by-step, the process to producing a top-notch design portfolio.
- How to build an attractive portfolio, without any experience.
- What pages and content you need to attract the right people to your portfolio to get more jobs.
- How to present yourself in the best light possible.
What Others Are Saying:
“The guide is straightforward and easy to read, with worksheets and checklists that help you figure everything out. If you’re an aspiring web designer like me, then you definitely need to give this a read.”
- Becca Schmidt, Web Design Student
“Reference to the major points of the book will result in a far better portfolio for the student, and a significantly improved chance of landing the job and career they desire.”
- Dudley Storey, Web Design Professor
About the Author
My name is Janna Hagan and I’m a web designer from Canada. I’m the founder and editor of Student’s Guide, and was the .net Young Designer of the Year (2011). I’ve been freelancing for over 5 years, while still in school for Business Marketing, and have had the great opportunity of working with some awesome clients.
As a designer, I’ve definitely made mistakes with my portfolio when I was just starting out. I was undercharging and undervaluing my services because I felt like I didn’t have enough experience, which showed through on my portfolio. Once I started developing my portfolio properly and marketing myself better, I found that I was starting to get more work requests. As I continually worked at improving my design portfolio, I found that I was turning down projects because I didn’t have time! Now, on average, I get about 2 work requests per day and I’m not even out of school yet.
I’m hoping that my insight in this eBook can help you position yourself in the same situation I found myself in. If you create an effective portfolio, clients will start coming to you, rather than the other way around. I take you step-by-step through what you need to include on each page of your portfolio, so there is no confusion. Turning your portfolio into a hard-working, lead generation tool while you’re still starting out will help you become successful later on in your professional career.
Is this book only for web design students?
Not at all. If you’re anyone in the creative field, this book can be beneficial for you. Although this book is geared more towards beginners and students, any freelancers who are having trouble maintaining a solid client stream, or are looking for new ways to improve their portfolio, will benefit from this eBook.
What if I don’t like your book?
If you aren’t happy with the content or materials I’ve provided in the eBook, I will give you your money back. I highly doubt you’ll need to, but if you’re not happy, neither am I. If you have any questions or concerns, you can e-mail me directly.