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You are kind of comparing apples to oranges. Development is not design. A portfolio is almost always more important for a design position. Employers are interested in a designer's aesthetics, their style, their creativity. None of that can be deduced from a resume/CV. Even a designer with zero creativity or a horrible aesthetic sense can be employed. A ...


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Businesses are looking for people that can do what they need (and contribute in addition to what is needed) and who will work well with their current team. That does not mean that they can already do what they need them to do. Smart, hardworking, friendly people will always perform better than someone who knows every rule in the rule book but isn't fun to ...


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It really depends on what job you're looking for. In some places, portfolios and having green hairs are worth more than work experience (e.g. some firms.) In other places, they want designers who got some "mental toughness" because of how stressful the job is (e.g. print shops.) And personality is important everywhere. One thing I can say about portfolios ...


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Portfolios demonstrate the following: Creative thinking Design theory Design craft Knowledge and use of design tools Portfolios are an important tool in getting design jobs - it is the evidence of a designer's knowledge and skills - a bit like a programmer's GitHub account. So to get back to your question - organizations hiring a designer are looking for ...


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A portfolio is always a great way to show a future employer what you're capable of, or what were you manage to produce alongside the previous teams you've worked with or on your own. But in my opinion, neither the portfolio nor your CV is what determines/should determine you belong in that company. From my own experience and those of friends of mine, I ...



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