A Recruiters Top Tips for Creating a Killer Creative Portfolio

Creating a creative portfolio that reflects your skills is the most important step for anyone looking for a job in the creative industry. A recruiter can help you develop the perfect portfolio to showcase your design talent. With our insight, you can create a portfolio that stands out from the crowd and increases your chances of getting your dream job, so here’s some top tips from our creative recruitment team!

Only showcase your best work

When it comes to putting together a portfolio, it’s important to only show off your best creative work. Showcasing your best pieces will give potential employers and clients an accurate representation of your skills, abilities and creativity. It’s essential to pick the right projects that showcase your individual style, so take the time to curate your portfolio carefully.

Start strong, finish even stronger!

It’s important to keep your interviewer engaged throughout the entire portfolio, rather than front-loading all of your best work and potentially losing their attention towards the end.

By strategically placing your strongest pieces at the beginning, middle, and end of your portfolio, you can create some anticipation. Allowing you to showcase the breadth and depth of your skills and experience, rather than just focusing on a few standout pieces.

Choose a website over a PDF file

A website-based portfolio is definitely the preferred choice over a standard PDF portfolio for our clients. Showcasing your work and skills through a personalised website-based portfolio can be a great way to stand out from the competition. A website portfolio allows you to present your professional experience, skills, and personality in an engaging way to potential employers. Not only does it make a strong impression, but it also gives you the opportunity to showcase your creativity and website building skills. 

A clean format highlights work better

Clean formatting has become an essential part of making sure your work stands out. By using simple layouts and short, snappy descriptions, you can make sure that your work is easily understandable and visually appealing to your potential employer.


If you’re looking for a new role in the creative industry, search our jobs today or email one of our creative recruiters, Sally & Ferhan.