Chances are, you’re avoiding your portfolio. You probably know a friend avoiding their portfolio too.
Is your friend a photographer? They could take your headshot or pictures of your projects while you design their business cards.
Is your friend a writer? They could edit your case studies while you build their website.
Is your friend a developer? Trade them a beautiful portfolio design for a custom-coded animation for yours.
Ask your filmmaker friend to create a video of that exhibition you designed. You could design their logo.
Ask your most talented friends to contribute their skill to your site, and contribute yours in return. It’s not cheating to barter for the parts you find daunting or the areas where you lack expertise. It makes both of your sites better and most importantly, makes your sites finished.
And the work you and your friend did for each other? It’s the newest case study in your portfolio.
Hi, I'm Tobias, a German designer living in New York. I'm the author of this blog, nice to meet you!