Common Portfolio Mistakes (and how to fix them)

Over at the Folyo blog, I just wrote an article about the most common mistakes designers make when designing their own portfolios. I encourage you to read the full article, but here’s a quick run-down.

  • Mistake #1: Not having a portfolio
  • Mistake #2: Using a cookie-cutter tagline to introduce yourself
  • Mistake #3: Having tiny thumbnails
  • Mistake #4: Only showing small screenshots of your work
  • Mistake #5: Displaying inconsistent work
  • Mistake #6: Not providing enough details about your work
  • Mistake #7: Having an unfocused portfolio

About Me

I'm Sacha Greif, a web designer freelancing out of Paris, France. You can check out my portfolio, and of course you should follow me on Twitter.

3 Responses to “Common Portfolio Mistakes (and how to fix them)”

  • Cory

    Good list, I’m always amazed people have mistake 1. We put up a graphic designer job posting and you wouldn’t beleive how many had no portfolio on their site.

    26 Oct 7:32 pm
  • Mike Mai

    haha, the portfolio section on my site is missing right now, but i’m working on it!

    3 Nov 11:48 am

    With havin so much written content do you ever
    run into any issues of plagorism or copyright
    violation? My blog has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either authored myself
    or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my agreement.
    Do you know any methods to help stop content from being stolen? I’d truly appreciate it.

    18 Aug 2:47 pm

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