Growth July 13, 2020

Growth x Design: I built my first UI design portfolio on Notion in 6 hours

Felix Wong @felix12777

Being a growth marketer by day, UI designer by night & weekend. Trust me, it’s fun!

🤔 But why?

While design and growth have different goals, but they aren’t so different. Great design attracts the right audience and vital visual communication brings value.

✍️ How I learn UI design?

3 years ago, I started a self-taught #uidesign journey. Read Medium, learn from experienced mentors, and get my hands dirty. Since then, I’ve curated some proud projects. But I always find it hard to showcase systematically.

😏 What? On Notion???

Last weekend, I decided to build my portfolio on Notion. It spent 6 hours to organize information and make it look great.

The building blocks forced me to focus on simplicity and readability. I handpicked some UIs from freelancing, side hustles, and Hackathons.

You will also see some options from the immersive Daily UI challenge (100 days non-stop! 😱). Finally, my skill-mix. Done!

If you're planning to show your work to the world. Notion is a good place. Super excited to share and all ears for feedback :D

Next step: I'm going to reverse-document my design process, paper work and interactive prototype.

Find out more on my Notion page: bit.ly/felixwong_design

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    Very cool! Awesome job 🙌

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    Looks nice! I just got rid of my portfolio page on my personal website but might have to go this route if I ever intend on sharing my portfolio again!

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      Awesome @josephech - keen to know more. Would be awesome to exchange opinions :)

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        No problem, and of course! I'm an architectural designer so I had a portfolio of my school work and one for my experimental work. Since I'm working for a firm at the moment I don't need my school work portfolio but would like to still publish some of my experimental works and something like this could be perfect.
        Feel free to DM on Twitter!

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    This looks awesome. Do you also use design portfolio sites like Dribble to showcase your work to other designers?

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      Hey @robertcooper thanks for the kind words. Nah I don't. I share my work on LinkedIn / Twitter / Instagram sometimes.

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    Very creative, Felix!

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      You're welcome @ltmod - are you also on Notion ?

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        Yes, I've been using it for quite some time!

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    Nice, love notion. I have rosie.land set up on it.

    We also now have an IH Notion group.

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      Thanks for stopping by @rosiesherry - Yours looks great too!

      Awesome! Going to put up some posts @ Notion group!