[VIP] Design Challenge Workbook
Build product design skills and a hire-worthy portfolio. Learn by doing – real briefs, immersive projects, expert tips! Use Design Challenges Workbook to solve real-life problems you can use to fill your design portfolio or brush up on your UX/UI and product design problem-solving skills!
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Check for these common design portfolio pitfalls
Is this your portfolio?
It should be like this:
All 15 design challenges in the workbook are based on real…
Detailed descriptions on who the client is and what their expectations are, varying from startup founders to established businesses
Various product types (websites, mobile apps, etc.) and skills needed (research, UX, UI) allow you to build a portfolio relevant to the work you want to do
Comprehensive and realistic descriptions of the design problems and the goals your clients have, alongside the specific audience you need to design for
Real projects always have constraints and you need to balance time, budget, and technological constraints – all of these are included with each design challenge
What YOU’LL learn
Design Challenges Workbook contains everything you need to land a good design job and advance as a designer
You most likely got the design industry wrong…
I studied design. I went to all the relevant classes, completed all my homework assignments, had good grades, and wrote all the papers. I graduated and never thought too much about the next steps. I had complete trust in the educational institutions.
Feeling proud of myself for reaching my education goals, I gave myself a short period to rest after graduating and then started applying to design jobs. I thought the companies were just waiting for young designers like me. After all, I kept hearing that designers are in demand.
I crafted my CV, included a couple of smallish projects from college studies into my portfolio, and started applying to jobs. I was in for a rude awakening... The visual skills I focused so hard on, and the skill of listening to college lectures did not qualify me for meaningful, high-salary UX/UI design work.
I was educated but unemployable. Rejection after rejection, I started noticing the pattern in what people were telling me behind those fancy-worded rejections I received.
I actually had no real problem-solving skills, or at least I didn’t showcase them in the right way. My portfolio was focused on theoretical knowledge and visuals. I had no idea how to apply that theoretical knowledge to real-life projects even though I thought I was doing everything right. If the rejections didn’t keep repeating, I wouldn’t even believe them.
Design Challenges Workbook