Design schools don’t teach you how to present and market yourself. We are here to fix that. Learn how to make an unforgettable first impression.
Your Work Does Not Speak For Itself
It’s not often that we hear this from design schools, but here’s the truth. You have to have good work, but if you have no idea how to present it in unique way, your beautiful work will be drowned out in the crowd.
Hiring managers spend 3 seconds looking at your portfolio
Only 2% of job applicants are interviewed
Many Bootcamp Graduates Have Cookie-Cutter Portfolios
In the world of design recruiting, “bootcamp grads” have become synonymous to aspiring designers who have very similar portfolios, both visually and in their design thinking process.
Have Your Ever Tried Finding Waldo Without The Red - Striped Shirt?
If your portfolio looks like 500 candidates’, you could be a “Waldo” without even the red-striped shirt on. The result? Recruiters, hiring managers and clients won’t notice you.
When Others Complain, You Go Above And Beyond
Many new designers complain about not hearing back from hundreds of applications. Some of them may not have reflected on the quality of their portfolio. If you divert that energy to going above and beyond, you will reap the benefits while others go down the rabbit hole of negativity.
Create Visually Beautiful, Unforgettable Portfolio With A Unique Story
To stand out, you not only have to have great projects, you also need to know how to present it in a visually-beautiful way with a captivating story. Most design schools don’t teach marketing and storytelling to designers, but we do.
With decades of portfolio reviewing expertise, our instructional team put together an interactive program with live sessions and self-paced learning to help you build a portfolio that shines like a star.
Discover Your Brand
Learn No Code Tools
Personal Branding Design - Part 1
Personal Branding Design - Part 2
Portfolio Website Design
Portfolio Website Build
Portfolio Design Critique
During the final week of the program, you will have 3 intensive live 1-on-1 sessions where your work will be reviewed and critiqued. It is similar to a design sprint. You will make changes immediately following feedback and the process repeats itself 3 times, until you are ready to push your new website live.
Storytelling for Creatives
6 Weeks of Portfolio Projects
If you currently do not have any portfolio projects, we suggest that you enroll in our Portfolio Kickstart program, where you will spend the first 6 weeks working on 3 full-length design projects under guidance from your dedicated mentor.
Scholarships For Students In Need
Diversity and Inclusion
We actively promote diversity and inclusion in design. We have a diversity scholarship for students who identify as any of the following.
For students who do not qualify for the diversity scholarship, apply if you meet any of the following criteria demonstrating financial need.
Promotional tuition ends in:
For students with existing portfolio projects looking to build a visually-stunning, personally-branded and fully-customized portfolio websites
For students who don’t yet have design portfolio projects and need full guidance on creating the projects and putting them together. *
Learn Portfolio Tips
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Frequently Asked Questions
Students ask us these questions a lot. So we thought you’d like to know the answers to them, too.
I don't have any prior design knowledge. Do I qualify for your program?
We require that students have done at least some self-study online via platforms like Udemy or Skillshare. This is a portfolio building program, so you should be ready to start designing full-scale projects or in the case of the Portfolio Express program, you should have at least 2-3 portfolio pieces ready.
We have an excellent, free visual design course that will help you get up to speed on foundational design knowledge if you do not have prior knowledge.
I already attend a bootcamp that comes with portfolio and career services. Why would I need your program?
Great question! The level of detail and support you will receive in our Portfolio School program is unmatched by any bootcamp. We focus on quality first and foremost. Our approach is fundamentally different than bootcamps. We value individual and high-quality instructions. Bootcamps care about charging higher prices, getting students in and out fast and providing a standardized curriculum when design is a highly creative field, not a standardized one.
If you do not want your portfolio to look like 500 other candidates', then your bootcamp portfolio service isn't enough. You need to make it as visually interesting possible with a unique personal twist, which Path Unbound specializes in helping you with.
What outcome can I expect from this program?
You will walk away with a fully-finished, completely customized (with no coding required), visually-striking portfolio website with captivating personal stories, a balanced mix of work and a strong personal brand ready to outshine your competition.
Will this help me get a job?
With the level of creativity we encourage our students to achieve, you are well-positioned to stand out from the crowd after this program.
We do want you to understand that bootcamp "job guarantees" are not real guarantees.
The only guarantee you can expect from life is that you get out of as much as you put in. It works the same way here and we will do everything you can to help you succeed.
Don't buy in to the hype. Choose an educational institution that cares more about quality than the speed which you complete the program.
I am not a designer. Will this program still be useful for me?
Absolutely! The Portfolio School program is not just for designers - we have students who are illustrators, photographers, fine artists, social media managers, journalists, writers, creative developers. industrial designers, architects who are in need of branding and visual design help. If you are a creative professional, no matter the discipline, you will find this program immensely valuable in helping you attract the right employer and/or clients.
Can I receive a refund if I'm not happy?
Due to the fact that you will have access to learning materials and booking sessions right away after payment, we are unable to honor 100% refunds. However, if you find yourself unhappy with the content within 48 hours of enrollment, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a 90% refund, provided that you have not already booked a session.