I know this is a rather difficult topic for us UX writers/content designers, especially when you don’t have any experience creating a portfolio.
I was discussing this with some of my colleagues, and I realized that it’s not so obvious where to turn to create your UX writing portfolio. That’s why I’m hoping this piece will help you find platform or tool that’s right for you, based on my experience with the ones I tested.
For my portfolio, I started with research so I could:
Get an understanding of what the structure should look like.
See what platforms or builders other UX Writers/Content Designers were using. The most common being Notion, Carbonmade, Squarespace, and even Medium. All the recommendations I found were scattered through multiple posts in different groups and a bunch of articles.
Spoiler Alert: I felt like a single solution wasn’t the right answer for me, so I ended up using a combination of Softr and Notion for my portfolio.
- Think about the kind of content I’m going to add to it.
Next, I thought about what I needed from the platform. In hindsight, this was a bit more difficult to figure out from the get-go, because I hadn’t experimented with many builders before. Except for WordPress, but I didn’t want to rely on it this time. I wanted something new and different that would:
- Ideally, be free.
- Allow me to customize colors, icons, and fonts as I had created personal branding.
- Allow me to add Meta titles and descriptions for SEO or set a favicon.
- Allow me to add 2 CTAs side by side on my home page.
- Allow me to embed stuff like Figma prototypes and add a lot of content.
- Look and feel as professional as possible.
With all this in mind, I started a month-long journey to find the perfect platform. Here’s the list ranked by ease of use. I added some pros and cons for my particular situation for each. I’ll try to keep it brief to not overwhelm you 😅.
Note: I’m not going to touch on pricing because that was not part of the scope. Also, pricing can change anytime, and I wouldn’t want to mislead you with outdated information.