A portfolio is the designer equivalent of a resume. It is a body of work that represents your skillset as a creative. It displays your skills and your taste, but it is also a way to showcase your personal take on design, how your work is evolving, and the list of clients or companies that are important to your career path.
But does every designer really needs a portfolio? And does your portfolio need to be continually kept up-to-date? Let's look at a few categories of designers to answer that question.