Tuesday, May 31 at 1:00PM EST
You sit down to work on your portfolio only to realize you
You want your portfolio to stand out (in a good way). Showcase your strengths, expertise, and ultimately land that promotion, new job title, or position.
You know you have the UX skills and the projects to show for it and you know there's a way to present it all that feels GOOD — You just don't know what it is. And don't have the time to really get creative and sink your teeth into this problem.
After all you're solving other design problems during the day.
Your case studies seem like an obvious place to start with your portfolio.
But when you look at examples from other people, they haven't touched their portfolio in years.
But what's the secret to your UX case study?
I created Camp Case Study to help you craft your case studies into the campfire stories you want to tell — all in three days.
The purpose of a case study is to tell the story of your project and the work you did. It should have a clear beginning, middle, and end.
A lot of case studies I see are... boring. They don't have a clear direction; they don't share the messy aspects of what didn't work; and they leave me guessing what role the designer really had.
Imagine instead you walk into an interview and confidently talk through your project. The hiring manager is nodding along and points to some of your graphics to ask deeper questions. They turn to a colleague saying how they wish they had documented a similar project this way.
Join UX Hustle for a 3 day case study challenge on October 11 - 13!
Picking the right project is the most important step. Designing and building a case study takes time and energy so we want to make the most of it!
We'll craft the story of your case study, determine what metadata we may want to include, and write out all the details of your case study.
We'll talk about different tools you can use, list all the artifacts you need to gather or create, and talk about visual storytelling.
"Amanda! Thank you so much for your coaching. I updated my case studies according to your feedback and have been receiving much attention from large companies. Crossing my fingers and hoping to receive an offer soon❤️"
- Tiffany H.
UX Portfolio PowerPlay alumnus
When I first worked on my portfolio, I found myself re-vamping it every 6 months — it would just stop feeling like ME.
I looked at what other UXers did and realized they just wouldn't update their portfolio... until it was time to look for a new job.
Making it a stressful, weekend marathon session instead of an intentional design challenge.
Join Camp Case Study today
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"Amanda has this incredible ability to listen to what I've said, and present it back to me in a profound and insightful manner. Through our conversations together, she helped me clear a fog of uncertainty that shrouded what I wanted in my career as a designer."
- Darrin L.
UX Portfolio PowerPlay alumnus
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