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Design a winning portfolio

9.4

(7 ratings)

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3 Days

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Cohort-based Course

Don't be left at the bottom of a recruiter's inbox. Learn to stand out, show up, and elevate your chances of getting that dream job.

Hosted by

Pascal Potvin and Mitchell Bernstein

Combined 27 years of knowledge designing for multimedia, AI, and crypto.

Course overview

Designing a winning portfolio

In 3 days, you'll walk away with the toolkit and philosophy to craft the perfect design portfolio with secrets that are proven to get recruiters head's turning your way.

Who is this course for

01

Designers and freelancers who have the design skills to be great but don't know how to articulate their strengths through a portfolio.

02

New designers seeking to stand out from the crowd and join a fortune 500 company or a competitive startup.

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Advanced designers looking for a change or the opportunity to step up in their career.

What you'll learn

Why this?

— Increase fulfillment in your professional life.

— Decrease anxiety about what you “should” do and increase clarity about what you must do and how to do it.

— Decrease feelings of “Running out of time" while decreasing the distractions.

We help “do-it-all” perfectionists

Designing a winning portfolio gives you laser-focused solutions that can lead to life-changing results. Whether that’s figuring out how to differentiate yourself in the industry, find that new job, or up the leadership chain – we give you the building blocks to make it happen.

Dismantle mental blockades

Designing a winning portfolio is a next-generation methodology to rethink your portfolio, your impact, and what you can do to experience a breakthrough in your next adventure.

Determine your “Who”

The system you need to turn your purpose into your dream job, apply it to your current portfolio or work, and live the life others want to emulate.

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Meet your design instructors

Pascal Potvin

Pascal Potvin

Design Principal

  • I’ve been lucky enough to work with world class customers in diverse environments which allowed me to acquire a strong versatile skill set and solid work ethic.
  • Had the opportunity to lead, build and mentor design teams through significant growth projects across 400+designers, 100+ products and 5 BUs.
  • Unified a portfolio of experience through an elevated design execution and consistency across a $120 million AI Apps portfolio.
  • Created systems and frameworks for designers and leadership across 450+ products which helped products and services take transitions, build stronger teams, stronger designers and drive towards designing at scale.
Mitchell Bernstein

Mitchell Bernstein

Staff Designer

  • Currently designing an ecosystem to accelerate crypto currency adoption, bridging experiences across multiple platforms, and leading several strategy-focused initiatives to simplify services on web and mobile that process billions worth of crypto transactions.
  • Championed design and strategy for a $20 billion AI-focused OS, scaling to over 14 million users world-wide.
  • Led several design systems initiatives affecting 600+ products ranging from security, to artificial intelligence, to hybrid cloud systems and other BUs.
  • Helped launch and advise several startups that exited for combined hundreds of millions in industries such as Family & Home, Education, and Health & Wellness while as young as 12 years of age.

Key outcomes

Learn the secrets recruiters are looking for in candidates

You will learn industry secrets that you they won't teach you in school.

Craft a stellar portfolio

You'll craft a portfolio blueprint that stands out from the crowd and gets you ready for any job.

Increase recruiter responses

We guarantee recruiters and design organizations will respond more frequently to your portfolio, getting you closer to finding the right job.

Boost your confidence

Sometimes we're afraid to put pen to paper because of what others might think. You'll learn frameworks to break out of this habit once and for all.

9.4

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        Very approachable and supportive. I was given helpful feedback on my project presentation and how to better structure it. Thank you!
Meiling Du

Meiling Du

UX Designer
        ... so empathetic and knowledgable! Lot of insight and practical advice on transitioning to the next stage of my career. He's so authentic and reassuring that helped me feel so much more confident in my job hunting.
Gloria Zhong

Gloria Zhong

Product designer
        I had a very useful discussion and got some insightful feedback on how to not just improve my portfolio, but also on how to approach my job hunt holistically. I appreciate the time taken to first understand my background, and see how I could best add value. Super easy to talk to, and left me feeling more confident.
Nandini Navre

Nandini Navre

UX / UI Designer at Avanade
        ...offered lots of super exciting ideas when looking at my portfolio website. I really appreciate bringing up many subtle yet very important points of improvement in articulating my case study presentation. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is seeking a genuine and encouraging mentor ;D
Stacey(Zixi) Jiang

Stacey(Zixi) Jiang

Associate Product Designer at Loblaw Digital
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Course schedule

1–2 hours per day
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

    7:00PM—8:30PM EST

    We aim to get this knowledge drilled into your heads within 3 days back-to-back. We find this helps retain what you learn and keep you on track.

Course syllabus

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Why create a portoflio?

People think having portfolios can be a watse of time and unnecessary. Don’t be like them. We’ll show you WHY it’s essential to have a portoflio today.

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The basics of portfolios

Storytelling is one tool you can use. But it’s not the only one you NEED. We’ve made many portoflios ourselves and hired dozens of other folks. There’s a foundation missing from most portoflios, but don’t let that be yours.

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Problems you should avoid

Believe it or not, recruiters can sniff-out weak portfolios a mile away. Discover common pitfalls and ensure whoever peaks at your portfolio wants to hire you immediately.

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Get inside your audience’s head

How do you make a portfolio without knowing who’s going to even see it? We’ll break down the thought process of how to honestly target your audience.

05

Falsehoods of portfolios

It’s a myth that you absolutely need a website for a portfolio. Learn secrets only design teams and recruiters know.

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Portfolio framework

The PROVEN framework to help guide your portfolio creation. Use it and weild it carefully because few recrutiers will be able to resist calling you back.

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BONUS: tips, resources, live critique, and more +

We believe sharing this knowledge is the best way to help our students. That’s why we’ve decided to include more than just how to focus on designing portfolios. Learn how to choose the right job, how to spot a weak and strong portfolio, special resources to accelerate your portfolio creation, and way more!

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Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active learning, not passive watching

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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