At Designhill, we want to make it very quick and easy for clients to find specific designers that match their needs. This has substantially increased the need for a compelling portfolio on the site and for the very same reason its important you understand these points discussed:
1. Group similar designs
Part of what works so well about a designer's profile is that all of the designs have a similar aesthetic of feeling distressed, reworked, intense, and serious. The grouping of these similarly felt designs culminates into a full and powerful presentation. Like in the image above they represent one category like real estate.
2. Consistent design sizes
Presentation of any designer's portfolio play a very important role and having a consistent sizing of each design can help one achieve that. A high attention to detail and consistency grabs the viewer’s attention and lets them know that a designer is serious about what they do.
3. No personal photos
Don't think of uploading your personal photos. Keep it purely professional and use other social media platforms for that. Talk only design on Designhill.
4. Showcase your range
If you are a designer who spans many sensabilities of design, it is important to show that in your portfolio. Some designer's spans serious, friendly, athletic, sexy, and dramatic while staying locked within their unique style.
5. Keep it simple and organised
Its very important to keep the look of your portfolio simple and organised. E.g. A designer working in Power Point have an added difficulty in that a single design is actually many designs in one project. So one of the ways would be to place all of the slides together on a white background and then showcase.
Different types of portfolios demand different types of presentations. A good starting point is to think about what format your design work is in, how that is presented well by other designers, then to think about your unique traits and styles and how to express that in a concise way. Hopefully the result will be compelling and attractive to clients!