ID Portfolio Academy

Get the design job you always wanted, by building a world-class portfolio

boostfolio ID Portfolio Academy is an online course that helps you building a strong Industrial Design portfolio, step by step - from zero to 100%. And not only that, you will also find career tips and downloadable templates.


 

What you will learn


1. How hiring managers think & work

Why do you need a portfolio? What's the recruiter's checklist?
How to pass the 25 seconds test ... and more!


2. How to build a portfolio layout & export an optimized pdf

What's a good portfolio structure? What's important for layout? How to set up a portfolio project in Adobe InDesign? What are the right pdf export settings? ... and more!


3. How to communicate your skills & education

How to structure a CV? What about soft & hard skills?
How to communicate your work experience? languages? ... and more!


4. How to achieve design quality

What makes a great sketch page, rendering or prototype? How can you achieve aesthetic quality?
Why image quality is important ... and more!


5. How to structure a project

What's the best structure for a design project? How does storytelling work?
What makes a project stand out? ... and more!


6. The 4-week portfolio recipe

The portfolio recipe is a detailed 4-week step-by-step plan to create an ID portfolio - from zero to 100%.


7. Portfolio Reviews

Detailed reviews of an internship, junior and a senior ID portfolio.


8. Application process & design career tips

How does the design application process work? How to master the interview?
How to find orientation? ... and more!


9. ... last but not least: Downloads

Growing library of downloadable content: InDesign Portfolio template, graphic elements, checklists
... and more!


Your Instructor


Simon Kindler
Simon Kindler

Simon is a german designer, founder of boostfolio and industrial design team lead at HYVE. He received 9 years of professional experience in two leading innovation & design consultancies and worked on projects with start-ups as well as international enterprises. He designed for clients such as Hilti, Vileda, Linde, Henkel and many others. Simon has won several design awards including Red Dot and iF design award.


Course Curriculum


  1. Introduction
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  2. Mindset
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  3. You
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  4. Layout
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  5. CV & Skills
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  6. Design Quality
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  7. The Projects
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  8. Export
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  10. The 4-week portfolio recipe
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  11. The application process
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  12. Design career
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  Downloads
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Will this course be updated in the future?
Yes, we use your feedback to update the course, content and downloads.
Who is this course for?
Industrial design students, university graduates and junior industrial designers (1-4 years experience)

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