Khoi Vinh on How His Blog Amplified His Work and Career – Own Your Content:

Paul Jin:

When you’re looking through other people’s portfolios, what stands out? Do you have any advice And could you share any practical wisdom to creatives on how to showcase their portfolios better?

Khoi Vinh:

I’d be much more interested in a portfolio full of made up projects that are representative of exactly what a designer wants to do more than anything, than I would be in a portfolio of highly competent but passionless work executed by someone who’s not thrilled by any of it.

The passion is the difference maker.

Portfolios should show personality and passion. Both are tricky to depict in a portfolio vs. a video chat. Spend extra time writing about who you are, how you solve problems, and what you’ve learned along the way.