In this design portfolio review, I meet with design student Nicolas to help him refine his design portfolio website and PDF. We also discuss if you really need a "personal" brand identity at a young stage in your design career, and seeking out your design heroes to learn faster.

Key Points

  • Portfolio website formatting.
  • The importance of finding great design heroes.
  • Do you need a personal brand identity as a designer?
  • How to network as a graphic designer.

To Think On

  • What type of work do you enjoy doing and want to do more of?


  • Consider utilizing a PDF for the initial stages of a job application as it offers flexibility in design and presentation.
  • Seek out design internship opportunities to put yourself in valuable learning environments.


Portfolio Reviews