In our previous blog “Need to Build a Great Game Design Portfolio“, we told you about the requirement of building a good portfolio. So have you decided to start with your portfolio? Or still confused about the steps you should follow to make your portfolio presentable. Don’t Worry! We have a blog to explain you the tools and steps required to make your game design portfolio.
Step 1 – How You’ll Make It
There are various great portfolio sites out there that don’t expect any serious web design or programming skills. Google Sites is also a great choice if you want something that has a decent level of flexibility and is free. Of course, if you have the coding knowledge or web development skills, you’ll face no problem in building the right portfolio for you.
Step 2 – Add Your Best Work
Your game design portfolio should focus on your best work. If you have recently graduated or are new to the game industry, then this might not be a problem because you may not have a lot to choose from. If you have been involved in a lot of game projects, then make sure to include whatever you’re most confident about. It can be anything from a visual content showing off a game to a few pages of a game design document that you wrote.
Step 3 – Don’t Forget Important Info
Apart from images and videos, it is important for you to include contact information such as phone number, email, and Skype name. Your resume, whether it’s a download or a link to another page, should also be easily available and seen. If you have appropriate links to the pages like a Linkedin or blog, definitely add its link as well.
Step 4 – Make It Look Good
Once you’ve added all the necessary content you feel recruiters will want to see, remember to make it look presentable. Instead of clutter and multiple pages, try to have only a few pages that are systematically and neatly organized and easy on the eyes. The messy pages may give a poor impression.
Step 5 – Start Sharing It
Once you have completed your game design portfolio and it is ready, feel free to post it on community forums or job boards where game developers visit. Add a link to your portfolio of your Linkedin and online resume as well, and don’t forget to provide a link somewhere in your cover letter when applying for a job.
You can use various websites to make a wonderful portfolio for free. Have a look at some of the best websites for making portfolio:
- Coroflot: Coroflot is one of the significant creative portfolio sites. Also, there’s a job board where you can add your portfolio to make it more probable for the recruiters to see it.
- Carbonmade: It is a pretty straightforward portfolio site that is very user-friendly, even if it’s your first time to use any website for creating a portfolio. More than 50,000 people have used Carbonmade to build their online portfolios.
- Behance Network: Behance has a comprehensive list of tools that enable you to make just the appropriate portfolio for you. They even offer social network features like collections, activity feeds, groups, and more.
If you want to construct your portfolio in a more professional manner, consider buying a domain for it, so you have a URL that’s simpler to link and incorporates your name.
Do you have any experience in making game design portfolio? Share it with us in the comments section or tweet us @essjay_ent!
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