Which design samples should you put in your online portfolio? And what's the best way to display them? Four top creative directors gave us the scoop, so you can stop guessing and start delivering the goods.
An online portfolio is practically a must for designers these days, whether happily employed or seeking work. It's a powerful way to build your personal brand, and it helps you avoid a last-minute scramble if a freelance or full-time opportunity unexpectedly pops up.
For this year's Creative Team of the Future project, we surveyed more than 750 designers across the country to get a pulse on design portfolio trends. While 18 percent of respondents said they don't have an online portfolio, more than half (57 percent) told us they update theirs at least once a year. If you want to stay marketable, you better keep yours current, too.