How to structure your portfolio for success in 2022

3 Min Read - By Brian Wong

Do you have a portfolio? The purpose of a portfolio is to showcase your skills and your work to potential clients but how can you build your portfolio without clients or relevant experience? If you are going to school for design, marketing or studying something related to the creative industry, chances are your school might or might not enforce a need for a portfolio. I am suggesting you to start building your portfolio right now in July 2022 even as a student.

Let’s move on to the actual steps of how you can build your own portfolio in 2022!

Determine who is your ideal client.

To build a unique creative creative portfolio, you will need to identify who is your client. Find out what kind of stuff you enjoy creating by reflecting on the things you are already doing. Understanding who your client is will help determine the services your client might be looking for and the kinds of stuff potential clients want to see in your portfolio.

Use Designthis.xyz

Last month, we launched a new product β€” Designthis.xyz for creative who are looking to improve or build their portfolio. Knowing what projects you need to showcase on your portfolio is a great first step. Using our new product, you can find different briefs on various industries and skillset.

Our team did extensive research on other products that offer similar features and benefits to designthis.xyz, we realised that they just missed the mark β€” none of them had briefs new or young creatives would want to complete β€” especially ones that targets new markets or skills like Web 3, the creator economy, 3D design, and AR etc.

As mentioned earlier in this article, we just launched designthis.xyz this week. Expect fresh briefs in the upcoming months, additional resources to support your journey as a creative and new exciting features.

If you have any feedback for us, do interact with this form or ask in our community!

Showcase your work online

Start looking at different tools to build out your portfolio however you can start small by sharing your work on various social media platforms. If you are hunting for tools to build your portfolio, try asking other creative in our community for help.

In our community, we allow creatives to share the stuffs that they are working on. Experienced creative in the community can provide constructive feedback to help others improve their craft.

Utilise one of the briefs and share your portfolio in our community.

Update it regularly

Building your portfolio does not stop the moment your work can be found online, you need to update your portfolio regularly to keep things fresh. You should only put up your best work on your portfolio.

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These are the ways you can build your own portfolio in 2022. Every day, new trends and buzzwords emerge. Quit spending time on old resources and adopt tools that actually help accelerate your career forward.

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Brian Wong
Brian has experience managing communities for web3 startups, DAOs, and NFT collections, leading social media efforts for SMBs, as well as working in film production, and talent management roles. He is based in Singapore.