DIY Portfolio

learn how to Design Your Own Portfolio Website



90 Minutes






What You'll Learn

  • How to design a beautiful Squarespace portfolio website from scratch, even if you have no design experience.
  • How to lay out the pages of your site
  • How to style your site so that it matches your branding


As a web designer, I spend my days critiquing, analyzing, and styling a lot of websites. I love working with clients, but I hate that I can't help more aspiring business owners get their businesses off the ground because they don't have the budget for a custom website design.

This beginner-friendly 90 minute class will teach you how to create your very own website without enlisting the help of a designer. I've created the class in an easy-to-follow screen-share format so that you can follow along with every step of the process.




Lesson Plan:

  • Introduction
  • Organizing Your Content (the right way)
  • Organizing Your Site Photos
  • Getting Started on Squarespace
  • Setting Up Your Navigation
  • Using the Style Editor
  • Setting Up Your Home Page
  • Setting Up Your About Page
  • Setting Up Your Contact Page
  • Creating a Portfolio That Attracts Clients
  • Adding a Blog
  • Adding Some Style to Your Pages
  • Getting Technical (domains, SEO, etc)

This Class Is For:

  • Photographers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Artists
  • Any other type of business that requires a portfolio to attract clients.

What You Need:

  • A business or business concept that requires a portfolio
  • To publish your website, you will need to purchase a Squarespace plan but you won't need to have a plan purchased to participate in this class.

This tutorial was just what I needed. I did every step along with her in the video and built myself a great website. Learned lots of tricks along the way. Great class! Thank you.
— Lori


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