Create An Effective UX Portfolio & Level Up Your Career
A UX portfolio course to help you write better case studies, stand out to recruiters, and get a role you love.
Struggling To Finish Your UX Portfolio And Prepare For Job Interviews?
Not sure how to write a UX case study and tell the story of each projects?
Do you keep applying for roles and not get invited for interviews?
Did you do a UX bootcamp that did not deliver on helping you get hired?
Been in UX for a while, and can't figure out exactly which projects to include?
Stuck in research mode and not actually working on your portfolio?
Are you not applying for roles because you're embarrassed by your portfolio?
Do Any Of These Sound Like You …
You want to get your first UX role, but it's hard without experience.
You're coming to UX from another industry and want to see how you can leverage your past experience.
You've been in UX for years and struggle to distill what you've done and define who you are.
You're a user researcher and struggle to showcase projects in a visual way.
You graduated from a bootcamp that offered UX job search mentorship, but didn't deliver.
You're not sure where you fit in the world of UX ... so many roles and you don't know which is right for you.
Ditch The Overwhelm. Finish Your UX Portfolio In 4 Weeks
The UX Portfolio Formula is a self paced online course to help you get clarity on your career, write proper case studies, create a portfolio, and prepare for your job search and interviews.
Step 1: The Clarity Method
Identify What You Do And Create Your Career Roadmap
First, you need a vision for your career and clarity about your skills and who you are as a UX professional. Because you can’t select the right projects for your portfolio until you have a career roadmap in place.
- Understand the users of your UX portfolio
- Identify your career roadmap
- Conduct your 3-part skills assessment
- Create your Career Compass Statement
- Select the right projects for your portfolio
- How to deal with NDAs
- How to get more UX experience
Step 2: The Case Study Cure
Write Case Studies That Tell A Story And Keep The Reader's Attention
You can’t “design” your portfolio until you know the content you are designing. And this is why you will write your projects first. This process forces you to focus on the content first, the most important part of your portfolio. Bad content will not help you get interviews.
- Why case studies matter
- The 7 part case study formula
- The 3 steps to write your case studies
- Outlining the story of each project
- Understanding what details matter to the reader
Step 3: The Design Strategy
Structure And Layout Your Portfolio In A Readable And Scanner Manner
The design of your portfolio matters, and even if you aren’t a visual design, you can still have a professional looking portfolio. It’s about understanding how to find the balance of text and images, layout your content, and create a scannable portfolio.
- The 3 sections of your UX portfolio
- Writing the “Work” section of your portfolio
- How to make non-visual projects visual
- How to tailor your portfolio for each role you apply to
- How to layout your portfolio
Step 4: Beyond the Portfolio
Your Portfolio Is What Gets You In The Door, The Interview Is What Gets You Hired
Your portfolio is only the beginning. It’s one thing to have your portfolio finished, it’s another to know how to talk about it in interviews. It’s a communication tool, not a script. Once your portfolio is finished, it’s time to consider your strategy for the job search and interviews.
- UX Job Search 101
- Understanding the interview process
- How to present your projects in an interview
- Do you need a separate portfolio for interviews
Everything in The UX Portfolio Formula was designed to help you create your portfolio and get hired faster
Learn At Your Own Pace
There’s no start or end date, so learn on your own schedule. Each module builds on the next and breaks each step into easy action items. Do it a bit day by day binge it Netflix style in a weekend.
UX Portfolio Checklist & Scorecard
This UX Portfolio Checklist & Scorecard has 55 questions to help you make sure you don’t miss a single detail in your UX portfolio.
Mini Course: The 10 Principles Of Visual Design
Learn timeless visual design principles such as typography, whitespace, color, and more so you can layout and design your UX portfolio.
Live Office Hours With Sarah
Ask Sarah your questions in monthly live office hours. Get feedback about your portfolio, ask questions about interviews, and more
UX Portfolio Website Template
A free UX portfolio website template to help take the stress out of creating an effective portfolio. Includes key pages such as:
- Project Detail Page
- About Page
Connect & Network With Our 1,500 + Alumni Community
Connect with other UX folks who are laser focused on leveling up their careers. Stop creating your UX portfolio and navigating the job search in a silo.
What Makes UX Portfolio Formula Different?
Support at every step of the way, unlike other programs who promise support, but don't follow through.
No non-sense teaching style. No sugar coating here, because what you need is brutal honesty, not feel good content.
100% action focused. You don't need more information, that's the problem! You need an action plan, this is it.
A safe space to connect. Our community of over 1,500 provides support, advice, and networking.
Totally based on research. Everything taught is based on research and what UX hiring managers are looking for.