Pro interview tips: how to present your design portfolio

Guiding a prospective employer through your portfolio is a key part of any design job interview. Even freelancer designers and illustrators occasionally need to explain their work in order to win new briefs. If presenting fills you with dread, remember it’s a skill you can learn – and the more you talk about your work and your abilities, the better you’ll become at it. Here are some key pointers for success.

1. Relevance
Presenting your work during an interview isn’t just about picking the best-looking pieces, it’s about relating examples of your work to the skills and abilities the interviewer is looking for. Can you tell a story, supported by your work, showing how you solved a problem, applied your creativity, and met the brief?

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