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Client-Focused Portfolio Websites

Client-Focused Portfolio Websites

We’ve discussed it before, but it’s a new year, and we have some brand new perspectives on our biggest marketing asset as designers — our portfolio websites. Wes just went through a major redesign, and Nick is currently planning one as well, so listen for our tips on how to make the most of yours.

One of the biggest takeaways from this episode is to keep your prospective clients in mind. They don’t care about you, or what you DO. They care about how you will help THEM. That means conveying benefits, not just how amazing a designer you are.

We also answer a new listener question about what we use for project management and communications throughout a project.

*NOTE: Apologies in advance for some sound issues on this episode. There is static here and there, but this is a valuable conversation that we still wanted to share.

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Kt Schramm

February 11, 2016

I know its only been 2 days since the episode aired, but are you able to share that PDF you guys were talking about for the mission statements, the ‘mad lib’ one? Please and thank you :) Absolutely love the show!

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Kt Schramm

February 11, 2016

Well I feel silly… I was looking on the wrong episode. Whoops!

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Steve Wilkinson

February 11, 2016

While some of these 3rd party places are nice for displaying your work, IMO, the big thing is to get people back to your site. So, whether it’s graphics, podcasts, blog articles, etc. any 3rd party place is just another place to be seen, and then pointed back to home base.

re: audio – The static/clicks and such didn’t bother me that much, but your low audio level does. I have to crank my iPod to max volume and still listen carefully/be in a more quiet environment than most podcasts. If you aren’t aware of it already, you might want to take a look at Auphonic to set more standard levels.

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