Technically, UX Writing Portfolios are not entirely dissimilar from UX Design Portfolios in any way. Suffice it to say, as an employer myself, when hiring someone for any UX position, most don’t look solely at experience — they want to see creative problem-solving. Usually, this comes by way of summaries and examples of projects worked on with case studies about solutions the writer or designer has implemented. Personally, when I was just starting out as a UX designer without any projects under my belt, I would take products that I used daily. Such as Google Maps, Tinder, or Spotify, and create solutions to problems in those apps.
Surprisingly, I thought about a Spotify feature to help people organize music for parties or how to design a feature on Tinder that allowed for double dates. If you’ve got an idea to improve an app or website, take a few screenshots, document your solution, and add it to your portfolio. Eventually, if you’re having trouble thinking of an improvement to an existing product, you can sign up for our partner-based UX Writing Challenge and create a project in less than 2 weeks.
Be that as it may, to get a better idea of what goes into a portfolio, check out this list of the topmost best UX Writing Portfolios and get inspired even further! So, are you ready to start your very own project? Well, there are some application platforms that let you build a website portfolio with ease — no code required. They include Elementor through WordPress, Squarespace, and the like. All in all, if you’re considering a career in UX writing, there is truly no better time than now.
Whilst, keeping in mind, that the addition of dedicated UX writers to product teams represents a huge shift in the user experience industry. Thus, starting right at the present as a UI designer or even a UX writer means you’ll have seniority in the years to come as more and more companies hire more and more writers. But, we still have a long way to go before technology companies begin to value writers on the same level as they do designers — but don’t let that discourage you. Otherwise, try not to see this as a problem, and instead, look at it as an opportunity to start a challenging and rewarding new career.