How to refine your design portfolio

Your portfolio holds the key to getting the next project in the bag so it deserves a lot of attention. It's also important to remember it's never a finished product. As a  creative professional, you should be constantly evaluating your portfolio to make it the best it can be, cutting the dross and allowing the best bits to sing. But how do you go about making that happen? 

We've spoken to industry pros who have got five top tips for refining your portfolio – to make it stand out in the way you need it to. For more portfolio inspiration, check out our roundup of the best design portfolios, guaranteed to get your creative mind whirring.

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Founder & director of Inkygoodness, Lisa is a published writer and arts journalist, focusing on creative business, graphic art and illustration and design education. Her words have appeared in Computer Arts magazine, Creative Bloq, Digital Arts and IdN.