Everything you need to build
an incredible design portfolio.

The Portfolio Starter Kit is the ultimate portfolio-building toolkit for aspiring designers. You’ll get dozens of step-by-step design projects, exercises, and guides that will teach you to create an amazing Visual Design or UX/UI portfolio full of detailed projects that will stand out to employers and help you get a job.

Ready to launch your design career?

As an aspiring designer, you know that a strong portfolio is crucial if you want to land a job in design. We created the Portfolio Starter Kit to help you build a beautiful portfolio full of amazing projects based on your career goals, so you can stand out and get your dream job.

The Portfolio Starter Kit will teach you…

• How to come up with ideas for projects based on your interests and then build them using the design processes used by professional designers.

• How to think like a designer and turn your ideas into well-researched portfolio projects that showcase your skills and problem-solving abilities.

• How to create your own personal branding and build a portfolio site that showcases your projects beautifully to potential employers and clients.

• How to speak about yourself and your work to employers so you can ace interviews and get offers.

You’ll get permanent access to our growing library of portfolio-building resources.

Curated Curriculum

We’ve curated 100’s of hours of amazing self-paced content to help you build your skills in UX/UI and Visual Design, Personal Branding, Job Hunting, and Freelancing.

Discounted Mentorship

You’ll get 25% off RookieUp on-demand mentor sessions, so you can chat with any of our amazing mentors anytime you need a bit of advice or feedback.

Guides & Exercises

We’ve created resources, guides, and action plans focused on helping you polish your portfolio site, improve your interviewing skills, find clients, and land your dream job.

Perks from Partners

You’ll get extended free access to the tools you need to build your portfolio, from services like Sketch, Balsamiq, AND CO, and Skillshare.

Ongoing Support

You’ll receive an invitation to join our private design critique group on Facebook and lifetime support from the RookieUp community.

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And over 30 detailed
portfolio projects

You’ll get 30+ step-by-step portfolio projects covering every type of work that employers want to see in junior UX/UI and Visual Design Portfolios. They’ll teach you how to go from an idea to a fully-built high-fidelity final version you can showcase on your portfolio site. And best of all, your projects will be completely customized to the types of industries and products you’re interested in. Here are a few of the projects you’ll get…

  • Branding & Identity / Logo Design
  • Web and Mobile App Design
  • Marketing Website Design
  • Ecommerce Website Design
  • Iconography Design
  • Landing Page Design
  • Marketing Campaigns
  • Packaging Design
  • Print Design

And over 20 more!

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Real client projects

Employers love to see real client work in portfolios, so every month we have real world design projects that you can work on with actual nonprofits and startups, giving you amazing experience and real work to showcase in your portfolio.

Project frameworks

Our 30+ projects are the most comprehensive you’ll find anywhere and guide you step-by-step through the entire design process. We worked with hiring managers to create projects based on the types of projects that employers want to see in junior portfolios.

Other frameworks

You’ll get all of our other projects, which will teach you how to build an amazing portfolio site, create your own personal branding, and even launch your own side project!

You’ll finish with:

• A set of comprehensive portfolio projects based on your career goals

• A polished portfolio website and personal branding

• Ongoing support from our private community of mentors and designers

• Permanent access to our growing resource library (we add new projects and resources monthly, which we’ll send straight to your inbox!)

Want more details? Get the full list of projects and resources ›

What our students are saying

My experience with RookieUp was amazing and helped me answer my most important questions.


Aspiring Product Designer

Hats off to you guys for providing this great service! It’s the most affordable and sensible option I’ve come across to get personal feedback and build my portfolio.


Aspiring Visual Designer

RookieUp is just what I was looking for and is incredibly valuable as I pave this new career path. RookieUp is awesome!


Aspiring UX Designer

Thank you!! This is a fantastic service.


Aspiring Graphic Designer

The project frameworks that RookieUp has created are foundations for students to create solid portfolio projects that will set them apart from other designers at similar levels. I think students will come out with very competitive portfolios based upon these frameworks and the RookieUp method!


Recruitment Manager, Creative Circle

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