Working Design Session
Live Review: How to Style and Prepare Your Portfolio

  • What this is

    Working design sessions are an opportunity to participate in real-time sessions led by designers.

  • When & Where

    • Sep 10: 12-1:30pm

  • Tags

    Design = Transformation
    Discipline Animation, Architecture, Craft, Culinary, Experience, Fashion, Furniture, Graphic, Industrial, Interior, Landscape, Product, Technology, Sustainability
Working Design Session
Live Review: How to Style and Prepare Your Portfolio

Learn what goes into a great portfolio and hear senior designers conduct LIVE UX portfolio reviews. Your UX design portfolio introduces you as a designer, showcases your UX skills in action, and tells a compelling story that will engage future employers and clients.

This session will begin with an overview of how to put your portfolio together by Julia Masalska, Freelance Designer & Educator for Adobe. Following, we’ll have a review of three pre-submitted portfolios, created in Adobe XD, from San Diego designers - all reviewed live! All are welcome to attend, especially students and those just starting out in their career.

We will select three updated portfolios by San Diego-based designers done in Adobe XD. Those selected will receive a one-year Creative Cloud subscription. Submit your Adobe XD design portfolio by Thursday, September 9, at 11:59PM PST.


Julia will be joined by three other amazing reviewers during this session:

  • Erika Lauro, Senior Product Designer (UX), Zalando (Berlin)
  • Talin Wadsworth, Principal Designer, Adobe (San Francisco)
  • Temi Coker, Multidisciplinary Artist, Past Adobe Creative Resident (Dallas)
  • Erika Lauro
    Erika Lauro
  • Talin Wadsworth
    Talin Wadsworth
  • Temi Coker
    Temi Coker

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About the hosts

Julia Masalska

Julia Masalska, Freelance Designer & Educator for Adobe, is an award-winning multidisciplinary designer. Her work is characterized by being minimalistic and user-centered. She is passionate about experimental design and prototyping, and her background in industrial design enriches her technical understanding about packaging and production. Julia brings senior-level experience working at agencies as well as being a freelancer and an in-house designer. Some of Julia’s clients include Jameson Whiskey, Panda Express, Adobe, as well as small to midsize businesses and startups. Julia hosts fellow designers on Adobe Live shows on Behance and hosts her own educational channel on YouTube.


With Adobe XD, you get one powerful tool for your whole UI/UX design process. Create user flows, wireframes, high-fidelity designs, interactive prototypes, animations, and more — no need to switch between multiple apps or worry about keeping designs in sync.