3 tips for creating a simple, beautiful portfolio site with Polywork
How to build a personality-driven professional profile that fully represents you, no matter how you work or what you do.
The way we work is changing
Scratch that. It’s already changed.
The growth of remote work has poured fuel on an already burning trend for modern employees: People no longer want their identity to be bound solely to the corporate idea of “work.” They want to monetize in their passions, build their personal brand and engage with like-minded professionals on their own terms.
People want to share who they are and what they do in a way that isn’t confined by their 9–5 or an arbitrary job title. Doing this online requires a personal site that feels like a reflection of their diverse professional interests and side hustles, not a boring resumé.
Unfortunately, to document your portfolio of professional work, you’ve historically had pretty much three options:
Option 1: LinkedIn
The main problem with LinkedIn is it’s too cluttered with unnecessary, distracting extras.
That’s putting it politely.
Put more bluntly: Any investment of time you put on LinkedIn toward creating a living, breathing portfolio of your work is immediately undermined by a site that’s riddled with unreliable endorsements, conflicting incentives and shoddy career advice — and that’s before fighting to be heard over the noise of spammy salespeople, algorithm manipulators and robotic message requests.
Option 2: Industry-specific portfolio sites, like Dribbble or GitHub
These types of portfolio sites are great, and are designed to highlight your work in its native format.