One-To-One Portfolio Improvement Program

Take your industrial design portfolio to the next level and massively increase the amount of interviews you land, with the design consultancies and brands you love most. Tried and tested methods for creating a portfolio that makes impact and gets results. The One-To-One Portfolio Improvement Program takes the following steps:

Portfolio Improvement Program

01 Map & Explore

Jump on a Discovery Call to identify and discuss:

  • Long term goals
  • Current position
  • Ultimate place of work
  • Previous interviews
  • Type of designer

Followed by mock application to Nick including:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Design portfolio

In this phase, Nick will digest the above and review the portfolio in isolation.

02 Feedback

A 1 Hour call to discuss Nick’s thoughts, ideas and modifications. In this call, both you and Nick will have the portfolio at hand so that aspects can be discussed in more detail.

03 Implement

In this phase, you will weigh up which changes you plan on making to your portfolio, interpret the feedback and put into action.

04 Follow-Up

As part of the program, you have the opportunity to jump on another short call with Nick to present the updated portfolio and gain a second round of feedback. This is where the program comes to completion.

Why is it a great investment?

Nick has received direct advice on his own portfolio from individuals at the likes of Fuseproject, Ziba, Seymourpowell, IDEO, Google and Nike, and has over 8 years industrial design experience working on many projects with world-leading brands. There are common threads that exist in the opinions of these experienced professionals, and it’s this insight plus Nick’s own experiences as Lead Industrial Designer reviewing hundreds of portfolios and interviewing many designers that make this program so impactful and valuable to young, aspiring Industrial Designers.

In the case that Nick has connections to the brands or agencies you wish to work with the most (and your portfolio is deemed worthy), introductions can also be made.


The total cost of Nick’s One-To-One Portfolio Improvement Program is $125 / £95.

If you wish to contact Nick about getting your portfolio reviewed, email

About Nick

nick chubbNick Chubb designs consumer tech products and medical devices for businesses ranging from Fortune 500 multinationals to cutting edge start-ups and individual investors. He is the Lead Industrial Designer at IDC, a leading product design consultancy in the UK. Nick has a 1st Class Masters Degree in Product Design, was selected by Develop3D as one of the Top 5 New Designers in the UK and is also the Lead Product Design Advisor with Arts Thread.

Further reading

Books, audio programs and YouTube videos are unable to completely understand the long term goals of the individual designer, and therefore can’t give strong advice one way or another. This is what makes the One-To-One program so valuable. However, here’s a few places to start:

Breaking In: Product Design

This is a great book written by the lead industrial designer at Fuseproject; Amina Horozic. She interviewed 100 of the top Design Directors in the world and asked them all the same questions regarding what they look for in a designer and their portfolio. You can buy it HERE.

Arts Thread Talk @ New Designers 2016

In 2016, Nick was invited to speak to graduate designers from industrial design, graphics, furniture and illustration courses at the New Designers exhibition in London. You can get some portfolio tips from that talk HERE, and also more advice from Nick’s appearance on the Arrest All Mimics Podcast HERE, discussing the modern portfolio with illustrator Ben Tallon.

Get in touch

If you’re keen to take your industrial design portfolio to the next level and start landing more interviews with the agencies and brands you love most – drop an email to