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The 99U Guide to Creative Portfolios

Showcase your best work and make a memorable impression with our handbook on creating and maintaining your online portfolio.

Why You Should Treat Your Freelance Portfolio Like a Stock Portfolio

Think like an investor and keep your freelance pipeline filled with "blue chip" and long-shot clients.

Essential Steps to Making a Killer Portfolio

A primer on planning, presenting, and posting your best work.

The First Five Years: What Should be in your Portfolio?

Employers will see a ton of to-do list apps and craft beer labels in portfolios that come across their desks — what makes yours unique?

No Clients, No Deadlines—Welcome to the Hell of Redesigning Your Own Website

While there's no perfect formula for designing a successful website, here are a few different approaches.

How to Write a Better Bio

It's less comprehensive than an About Me page, but more than a resume objective. Here’s our guide to writing the tricky but crucial bio statement all freelance creatives need.

How to Write an ‘About Me’ Page That Gets You Hired

Writing about yourself doesn't have to be anxiety-inducing. Keep it simple and put your inner critic aside.

How to Create a (Better) Speaker Page

Whether you’ve spoken for decades or are just getting started, a speaker page is an important tool to help you land more speaking engagements.

Why We All Need a Personal Website – Plus Practical Tips for How to Build One

It's good for you, your data, and your career to build and maintain a personal website. It's also essential to creating a free, open, and inspiring web. Here's how to get started.

How to Promote Yourself Online When You’re a Total Introvert

The design world seems to favor those who develop a strong presence on social media. But what happens when you’re an introverted designer who shies away from self-promotion?

Design Debate: In the Age of Social Media Self-Promotion, Do Creatives Still Need Personal Websites?

Several creatives weigh in on the debate over relying on social media to spread your work or investing in a personal website with your work.