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Everything you need to build an amazing design portfolio

Our Portfolio Starter Kit is the ultimate portfolio-building resource, full of projects, guides, and frameworks designed to help you build an amazing portfolio all on your own that will wow employers and help you land your dream job!

What you’ll get…

We worked with professional designers, recruiters, and students to build the ultimate toolkit to help
you build an amazing portfolio all on your own! Here’s what you’ll get…

Projects

You’ll get our entire library of project frameworks that will help you create amazing projects based on your interests.

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.

Guides and 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, Figma, Balsamiq, and Skillshare.

Discounted Mentorship

If you decide to work with a mentor, you’ll get special discounts to enroll in our Mentor Programs or schedule on-demand mentor sessions.

Ongoing Support

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

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 designer.
  • 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.

Join 1000’s of other designers around the world

The best part about RookieUp is that it’s such an affordable option to take your portfolio, career and skills to the next level! Thank You!

The best part about RookieUp is that it’s such an affordable option to take your portfolio, career and skills to the next level! Thank You!

Chase

The projects I worked on helped me polish my portfolio. It was amazing to see that those models, projects allowed me to continue to understand the beauty of the design field.

The projects I worked on helped me polish my portfolio. It was amazing to see that those models, projects allowed me to continue to understand the beauty of the design field.

Diego

RookieUp helped start me on the path to breaking into UX/UI design

RookieUp helped start me on the path to breaking into UX/UI design

Kaila

I was able to organize my portfolio website and start to get clients.

I was able to organize my portfolio website and start to get clients.

Julie

The Starter Kit gave me the information I needed to learn in a structured fashion to help me land my internship :)

The Starter Kit gave me the information I needed to learn in a structured fashion to help me land my internship :)

Neda

The portfolio guide was super helpful in helping me build my portfolio by myself!

The portfolio guide was super helpful in helping me build my portfolio by myself!

Anna

You gave me everything I've ever wanted to be a good designer. I built a portfolio and got a lot of knowledge because of you. Thanks so much!

You gave me everything I've ever wanted to be a good designer. I built a portfolio and got a lot of knowledge because of you. Thanks so much!

Fahad

RookieUp helped me polish my portfolio and land my first design internship, which is my first step on my journey. I'd definitely recommend it to kick start your portfolio.

RookieUp helped me polish my portfolio and land my first design internship, which is my first step on my journey. I'd definitely recommend it to kick start your portfolio.

Gary

RookieUp helped me to structure my career process. I’m truly impressed with the amount of information and temples included in the RookieUp Starter Kit.

RookieUp helped me to structure my career process. I’m truly impressed with the amount of information and temples included in the RookieUp Starter Kit.

Jay

I bought the Portfolio Starter Kit and it blew my mind how well thought-out and structured it is! Exactly what I’ve been looking for.

I bought the Portfolio Starter Kit and it blew my mind how well thought-out and structured it is! Exactly what I’ve been looking for.

Kerry

The Portfolio Starter Kit that RookieUp has built is a foundation for students to create incredible portfolio projects. Students will come out with competitive portfolios that will set them apart from other designers at similar levels.

The Portfolio Starter Kit that RookieUp has built is a foundation for students to create incredible portfolio projects. Students will come out with competitive portfolios that will set them apart from other designers at similar levels.

Brian Creative Recruiter

Thank you RookieUp for helping me land a web design job. The resources are great and I learned a lot. Perfectly curated and helpful for anyone trying to launch their design career.

Thank you RookieUp for helping me land a web design job. The resources are great and I learned a lot. Perfectly curated and helpful for anyone trying to launch their design career.

John Landed a Web Design job

RookieUp helped me refresh my design skills and gave me the springboard I needed to change direction in my career.

RookieUp helped me refresh my design skills and gave me the springboard I needed to change direction in my career.

Alex Got a job

It helped me enhance my portfolio and land my first intermediate Design role.

It helped me enhance my portfolio and land my first intermediate Design role.

Alina Leveled up!

RookieUp has inspired me be better at my current job and gives me a sense of forward momentum for my future. I can't wait to use these skills to develop my own personal projects.

RookieUp has inspired me be better at my current job and gives me a sense of forward momentum for my future. I can't wait to use these skills to develop my own personal projects.

Robin Leveled up his career

I am so happy I stumbled across RookieUp. It's an amazing, affordable option in growing my career in UX, compared to most other programs which were thousands of dollars.

I am so happy I stumbled across RookieUp. It's an amazing, affordable option in growing my career in UX, compared to most other programs which were thousands of dollars.

Ian Got a job

The program helped me create an excellent portfolio. I learned so much from my mentor and RookieUp.

The program helped me create an excellent portfolio. I learned so much from my mentor and RookieUp.

Dave Built his portfolio

It has been essential in my efforts to polish my portfolio and land my dream design job.

It has been essential in my efforts to polish my portfolio and land my dream design job.

Betinho Built a portfolio

RookieUp really did help me build up my portfolio and land a great job.

RookieUp really did help me build up my portfolio and land a great job.

Shaun Got a job

Thanks to RookieUp, I was able to create a better portfolio and find a great job.

Thanks to RookieUp, I was able to create a better portfolio and find a great job.

Aleksandra Get her first UI job

RookieUp helped me improve my design skills and build a portfolio that helped me get a job as a UX/UI Designer.

RookieUp helped me improve my design skills and build a portfolio that helped me get a job as a UX/UI Designer.

Deepti First UX/UI Job

Our library of portfolio project frameworks

Our projects are flexible and build around the actual processes you’ll be following as a real designer.
No cookie-cutter projects or templates here! You’ll get…

Flexible projects

Our 30+ projects are the most comprehensive you’ll find anywhere and guide you step-by-step through the entire design process to help you create projects that solve real world problems and will wow recruiters.

Industry-specific projects

Want help coming up with real-world problems to solve with your design? Our industry-specific projects are designed to get you started while still letting you fill in the details based on your own interests.

Other projects

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!

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of projects does the Starter Kit include?

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

Is the Starter Kit right for me?

Our Starter Kit was designed for anyone who has started taking design courses but is feeling stuck when it comes to building up projects and crafting a portfolio site that will actually land you a job. And with lifetime access to your Slack community and discounted mentorship, you’ll have tons of support as you work through the resources and build up an amazing portfolio!

I like structure. Is this the right program for me in that case?

Our Starter Kit is designed to be flexible and customized to your goals. As such, there’s no mandatory curriculum or rigid tasks. You can use the Starter Kit resources however you want to and at your own pace. However, we know that many people like structure, so we also provide optional week-by-week frameworks that show our recommendations for get the most out of the Starter Kit that you can use if you want a bit more structure

I'm still not sure it's the right fit for me. Can I get more info?

Of course! Click the Request Syllabus button at the bottom of this page to get the full syllabus and list of projects.

Can I get a refund if I'm not satisfied?

We’re confident you’ll love your Starter Kit, so we created the RookieUp Guarantee — if you’re not happy with the Starter Kit in the first 2 weeks, you can get a 100% refund! No risk, all reward :-).

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