How to create an attractive portfolio as a UI/UX designer?
Another tip: Look into recruiters near you. If you sit down with them and they get a good understanding of the kind of work you're looking for, they'll often have agencies/businesses coming to you instead of the other way around. Works like a charm :)
Very exciting this is going to be awesome for you! This is what I did when I was building my UX website
1. Make a digital resume, so a website about you, your passion, that also displays your resume
2. Make a "business" from the ground up. I created a clothing brand using shopify. When you make your "brand" plan out branding, plan out the user experience, what your brand stands for, and all of that and put that on your website. Potentially call it brainstorming or brand strategy and put in all the info and inspiration that got you to your brand. Add in personas of the type of person your brand is looking to target. Personas are very important in UX, I suggest looking up what personas are and investing before building them, but put all of this on your website
3. Create a wireframe. A wireframe is the "bones" of a website and it can be done on paper or on a online illustrator. The wireframe will show you where buttons go, what happens when you click them, and what you image the website will look like. Research online to learn more, but this will be another thing you put on your website! And make sure to explain why you decided to put buttons in certain places, what certain colors mean, everything related to how the user will experience your website.
4. Make your website and have it go live and link to it on your personal website resume.
After completing all these steps, not only will you have made two websites.. but you'll also have shown you know what UX is, you know how to make a website, and you know what goes into building a brand.
Lastly, find a UX mentor!!! My mentor worked in UX and taught me everything I listed above. It's so much easier to figure all of this out with a mentor and you'd be surprised how many people want to help others (:
Hope that helped and good luck!
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