What is Adobe Portfolio?
Adobe Portfolio is a software created by Adobe. It gives you a place to compile all the work you’ve done like resumes, projects, and papers. It also has an ‘About Me’ section that an employer would find useful. Here is where you can introduce yourself and give insight to who you are, and what your interests and goals are. Adobe Portfolio is a simple, effective, and organized tool that anyone can utilize when compiling their work, or job hunting.
How will it land you a job?
Adobe Portfolio organizes your work into whatever sections you need. For example, if you wrote a research paper and wanted a folder to showcase your paper and all the research work that went into it, you could create a section for someone to click on and to view all your work in one place. Another very helpful feature for those on the hunt for a job are sections that include a resume and ‘About Me’ page. Here, employers can toggle easily between your resume, introduction or cover letter and contact information. Adobe Portfolio also gives you the creative license to express yourself and showcase work you’ve done. You can customize your portfolio and cater it to exactly what you need. You can create tabs, folders, sections, all while choosing themes and templates. This creative freedom gives future employers an insight to your design style and should be viewed as a blueprint to who you are as a designer and to what your strengths and skills are.
Who can use it?
Anyone! Adobe Portfolio is incredibly user friendly. You’re able to play around with it until you land on something you like and think represents you. If you are interested in learning more, there are tutorials on YouTube not only of Adobe Portfolio, but on all Adobe applications. Often, people with more creative jobs will utilize Adobe Portfolio. Those like Graphic Designers or UX Designers can use it to show projects they’ve created for an employer, or even to keep track of their old work for their own record.
A closer look
After choosing a template, the homepage loads where you can begin designing!
On the left side is the tool bar with all the functions you can choose from. Next to that, is where people will scroll to choose which page they’d like to view. This is where you can place your ‘About Me’, ‘Welcome’ page, ‘Contact’ page, or Resume.
In the screenshot above, we are in the ‘Work’ page. At the top is the introduction bar, followed by areas where you can begin placing work. You can essentially think of each square as a folder, where you’re able to place more information. After including all the information, you can then place cover photos, and change text color so that your portfolio flows nicely and has a design theme.
After you’re finished, you can publish your Adobe Portfolio and include the published link on resumes you submit for job applications or share it via LinkedIn and other applications. The great thing about Adobe Portfolio is that you can keep adding to it. As your experience grows, your portfolio will continue to grow with you.
About Megan Valco
Megan Valco is an Account Assistant at Haute In Texas. Currently attending UTSA, she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Digital Communications. Her hobbies include enjoying day trips to Fredericksburg and the beach, painting and finding new thrift stores to shop. After graduating, her aspirations have no limit as she plans to continue working in the PR and Marketing world, as well as, traveling and living across the U.S. and abroad.