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Filling the Portfolio Gaps1:42 with Devin O'Bryan
There’s a really good chance that while you’re deciding which entries to show that there may be an inaccurate depiction of the type of work you want to be doing. For example, you might want to show that you have an interest in front-end development but only have visual design work to show. This video will address how to identify those gaps.
Portfolio Gaps -- identifiable areas of a portfolio where a designer-developer shows opportunity for growth.
In the mid 1970s, Shel Silverstein wrote the book The Missing Piece.
It was a story of a circle with a weird shaped opening.
The circle was on a journey of self-discovery and self-appreciation.
Not wholly different from anyone building a portfolio.
Much like the circle in the story, you may see that there's something that seems
incomplete when seeing all of your works together in the same place.
This is your portfolio gap.
The identifiable areas of the portfolio that show opportunity for growth or
Perhaps you notice your portfolio is missing entire swathes of your
personality, interests, or even skill set.
For instance, maybe you've been working on your Swift coding skills.
Or you've been excited about how your use of color
has matured over the past few months.
If it's important enough for you to dedicate effort to,
then it's likely important enough to call out somewhere,
even if in a minor way in your collection of work.
Here's a great way to identify those gaps.
Make a list of all that you wanna emphasize in your portfolio and
compare that list to the collection of work you've put together.
Be very intentional with what you're putting on that list.
I recommend that you refer back to the portfolio goals
that you identified earlier in this course.
Now that we've identified some off the gaps that may exist in your portfolio,
let's meet up in the next video to make a plan on how to fill those gaps.
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