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  Basic Structure

The common elements you see on many portfolio websites are:

1. Work Samples

This part is the meat of the website. It often follows a narrative of defining the problem, the steps taken to solve it, and the result. If you worked on a team project, it’s necessary to indicate what specific roles you played.

Common Elements:

  • Title of the project
  • Overview
  • Screenshots or final mockups
  • My roles
  • The challenge
  • Different stages in the workflow
  • Animated prototype or a link to it
  • Any other artifacts, such as sketches, wireframes, or photos
  • The results
  • Reflections

2. Resume

You may create a dedicated resume page for various reasons. However, it is perfectly acceptable to show a link to download PDF resume.

3. Contact Info

You can display your email address or receive messages via a contact form. Many people include their social media. Just make sure to connect social media you use professionally. Potential employers shouldn’t see your personal photos or chats with friends. Avoid posting your cell phone number for obvious reasons.

4. About Me

You can keep it simple or show a lot of personality on About page. Many people choose to mention their background story of how they got to where they are today professionally. The common things you see on a typical about page are hobbies, interests, recommendations, and personal/professional achievements.

5. Blog

Many people have a blog to write about things they are interested in or mention any publications they have written. It’s a casual form of communication, but you should keep it professional as long as it’s part of your portfolio website!