Design Vitamins - Issue #12

This Christmas 2022 issue features iA Presenter, Automator, Hardik Pandya, David Perell and two Design Portfolio Tips.

Design Vitamins - Issue #12

Welcome to the 12th Issue of Design Vitamins πŸ’Š & Merry Christmas πŸŽ„
If you want to access the previous issues, you can check them out in this link.

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Five Finds of the week

  1. Gingerbread House Builder in Figjam (Try Now πŸ› οΈ)
  2. iA Presenter - Write and make your presentations (Play Now πŸ”—)
  3. Automator Wrapped '22 (View Now πŸ”—)
  4. Learn from 220+ onboarding flows (Check it out πŸ”—)
  5. Virtual Debate Kit by Shopify (Try Figma πŸ”—)

Four Things to Read, See and Hear this week

  1. What is wrong with UX Podcast (Listen Podcast 🎧)
  2. Hardik Pandya - Building a just enough design portfolio (View Video πŸ“Ί)
  3. David Perell's 50+ ideas that shape your world (View Thread 🧡)
  4. Chris Welch's Design Portfolio (View Portfolio πŸ“œ)

Three Things to Try this week

  1. Weapons of Reason - A book tackling global issues (Check it out πŸ”—)
  2. Spotify Performance Cards for better contextual design (Try Figma πŸ”—)
  3. Curated Creative Portfolios (Check Now πŸ”—)

Two Design Portfolio Tips of the week

Resting time is where we can spend time on our portfolios.
Here are two of our design portfolio tips for you.

Portfolio Tip #1

Email is a probably a thing of the past and no one has time to write an email and send it to you. Make it easy for your users (hiring managers, recruiters, etc) to reach out to you.

Add a Calendly for folks to reach out to you ‡

Portfolio Tip #2

Recruiters or Hiring Managers probably have less than a minute to go through your portfolio. If you have a long portfolio, it might take them longer to see what you've accomplished. Offer simpler versions which tease them enough to go into details.

Tease don't bore, show and tell just enough, here's a good example‡

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Adios and we'll be back next week. See you then πŸ‘‹