A Strategy for Your Portfolio Site

I recently had the honor of being featured on Diane Gibbs’ podcast, Design Recharge! We discussed how to keep your portfolio up-to-date and some general website tips, tricks, and best practices.

You can watch the video on Youtube (above), or listen to the audio on the podcast platform of your choice.

A few of the many questions we cover:

  1. Rachel, can you give everybody a little background about your start in design and what you focus on?
  2. You have recently gone out on your own and have seen a huge problem in the design community, can you tell us about it?
  3. Where did you start seeing this problem updating sites and creatives being able to keep their portfolio’s current?
  4. Did you see this working at your agency? What struggles do agencies and freelancers alike have when it comes to their portfolio?
  5. What kind of a strategy would you give someone who is working on their own and wants to have a site but doesn’t dedicate time to update their portfolio on a regular basis?
  6. Is the strategy different for an established solopreneur? Or an agency?
  7. Is using something like Behance or Dribbble ok for our portfolios?
  8. How do you find time to update your site? How often? Is there a strategy for that? Was it different when you were working for the past agency?
  9. How do you recharge? What inspires you?
  10. What is your greater purpose? How are you living that out today?
  11. What is next?

Thanks for reading! :)

—Rach

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