Design Portfolio Reviews – What do Employers Seek? – Part 2

What makes for a good design portfolio? How should you set expectations for your portfolio? How should you show the brand?
Watch Matthew’s Portfolio Review πŸ‘‰

In this video, Matthew and Petrula break down more MUST haves in a portfolio. They talk about the do’s and don’ts in a portfolio and why you should set expectations and position yourself in a way you intend.

πŸ‘‰ Additional Portfolio Resources:
4 tips to Improve Your Design Portfolio:
Portfolio Submission Tips:
Want a personal portfolio review?
Check out Petrula’s video course pre-sale on How to Land your Dream Job here:

How you present your work can be the difference between getting someone’s attention or getting skipped over. A high-quality mockup can make all the difference. That’s why our friends over at Design Cuts created this amazing mockup pack for you, our audience. πŸ‘‰πŸ–₯

Episode Breakdown
00:28 – Context is key
00:50 – Portfolio of branding designer, Joel Ho from Singapore
10:00 – Portfolio of package designer, Marie Damier from New York
14:08 – open with a WOW image
20:08 – Portfolio of graphic designer, Daniele De Martis from Italy
21:40 – Keep expectations aligned when you show the work
25:06 – Portfolio of freelance illustrator and designer, Roberto Orozco from Las Vegas
29:51 – Design your work to support your goals
30:52 – Portfolio of freelance branding and web designer, May Refky from Cairo Egypt
34:18 – Portfolio of junior graphic designer, Gillian Wong
40:18 – Portfolio of graphic design student, Francesco Battistella from Italy
43:35 – The importance of narrative sequences when you present your portfolio
44:45 – How you can show off your secondary skillsets
47:45 – The recap: Why is it important to specialize? What is positioning, and how do you stand out in the marketplace?

Follow us:

πŸ‘‰See our main channel:


Want a deeper dive? Typography, Lettering, Sales & Marketing, Social Media and The Business of Design courses available here:

If you’re a complete beginner, consider taking any of these Adobe Creative Cloud fundamental courses from our friends at Bring Your Own Laptop:

Love the content? Become a sustaining member for $5/mo today.

Our recommended products and Booklist:

Kits & Proposals:

Visit our website:

FREE resources:

Mandarin (Chinese) Subtitles on UiiUii


πŸ™ Support The Futur but purchasing through our affiliate links:
Retro Supply Co.:
Creative Market:
Design Cuts:

✍️ Sharpen your skills by taking a course, using our affiliate links:
School of Motion:
Bring Your Own Laptop Tutorials:

🎧 Do you like the music? Check out the music libraries we use in our affiliate links below:
Epidemic Sound:

*By making a purchase through any of our affiliate links, we receive a very small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps us on our mission to provide quality education to you. Thank you.

Futur Podcast on iTunes: πŸŽ™
Spotify: πŸŽ™

We love getting your letters. Send it here:
The Futur
c/o Chris Do
1702 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Host– Chris Do
Content Director– Matthew Encina
Cinematographers– Mark Contreras, Stewart Schuster, Aaron Szekely, Ricky Lucas, Jona Garcia
Editors– Mark Contreras, Stewart Schuster, Aaron Szekely, Ricky Lucas, Jona Garcia
Live Editor– Jona Garcia
Social Team– Elle Money, Alex Burlui
Futur Theme Music – Adam Sanborne
Typefaces: Futura, DIN, Helvetica Neue, Calibre
Futur theme songβ€” Adam Sanborne


Save This Post
ClosePlease login

No account yet? Register