7 things no one wants to see in your portfolio (and what to include instead)

Portfolios come in all shapes and sizes. There’s no one-size-fits all answer to creating the best presentation of your work. Individual personality and creativity are part of what you want to show, and the arrangement of your work will also depend on what type of client you are trying to reach. 

But there are some things that help showcase your work and get you hired, and others that don’t. It could be because they distract, complicate or put prospective clients off looking any further. It could be because they leave the viewer with so many questions that they decide to look elsewhere. 

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.