It’s not every day you get your design worked critiqued on a livestream, but for a few select designers, they got on-the-spot feedback for their work.
In this video, Chris takes a look at portfolio landing pages, brand identity design, print design, and motion graphics projects submitted via Crowdcast.
He gives his input along with advice and instruction for the designers to move forward and level up in their skills.
Depending where you are in the world, the city you reside in is either bursting with opportunity, or falling short of supporting the creative industry.
For example, Miguel, who’s in Portugal, is having a hard time landing design work outside of his small hometown. If he wants to reach potential clients, he has to place his work where they might be looking. That could be a portfolio site like Behance or Dribbble.
If you’re having a hard time pulling in leads with your own portfolio site, consider using Behance or Dribbble to showcase your work.
If you want to impress potential clients with your design capability, you’ve got to grab their attention as soon as they land on your portfolio.
Make sure your thumbnails draw enough visual interest to entice leads to click on your projects. Then, grab their attention once again with a strong header image, and incorporate high-quality visuals, like mockups, in each portfolio piece.
While your work may look great, it’s not enough to get leads to call you. They want to see how you work, and what steps you took to get from the creative brief down to the final deliverable.
Clients want to know how you can provide a solution to their problem through your design work. Show them how you’ve done this in the past with copy and images throughout the design process.
Do you ever feel like your work just isn’t good enough? Welcome to the club.
It’s a habit of all creatives to question their ability and compare their art to somebody else’s. We can’t say for sure if those feelings will ever go away, but we have to remember to be confident in what we do.
We all bring something unique to the creative industry. Remind yourself of what is true about your skills, and don’t spend too much time worrying about the uncertainty.