A UX design portfolio needs to have the perfect balance of your design and thought process and visual design that is if you are applying for a UX/UI designer position. Recruiters these days look for more of your thought process; how you strategize and solve the problem and maybe later think about looking at your visuals. If you are applying for a purely Visual Designer based job role, visual design will play a major role then. Then again, it’s not just the visuals which matter but also the thought you applied when you came up with the visuals. What is recommended is having a balance in the number of process-oriented projects and visual projects. Also, it’s not about quantity, it’s all about the quality of work you present. It’s way better to present 1 or 2 exceptionally done projects rather than showing off 4-5 projects that do not hold testament to your skills.
About Swathi Kirthyvasan
Swathi is a UX Strategist, UI Designer, Content Writer and Editor and a little bit of Social Media Manager currently digging deep into Salesforce, UX Writing, AI and Psychology.
When not doing any of the above, she can be found in the middle of experimenting with multiple art styles and mediums to create vibrant, intricate artwork, teaching, mentoring and reading. She also dabbles with photography, is an amateur runner, occasionally binges on movies and TV shows, and loves her daily cup (or two) of herbal/green tea.