Notion for designers

Notion for designers

This is the template page for the Fearless event. Feel free to make a copy of this and explore it in your own time!

Before we dive in...

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Start small and take your time Notion is a tool with many powerful features, but when you’re getting started, you won’t need most of them. Pick up new things as you go along!

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Go at your own pace I’ve been using Notion since 2018, so there’s a lot I’m already comfortable with just because I’ve used it a lot.

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Don’t worry about getting it right No system is perfect, and there’s always flexibility to change as you need to. It’s better to go with a design choice then edit it later, than to not have anything at all.

Community topic suggestions

  • Organising backlogs/teams in other ways (i.e. without the board view)
  • Databases
  • Documentation in Notion (i.e. bringing all design-related elements into Notion)
  • Embedding into Notion
  • Organising tips, and how to find things quickly
    • Favourites and searching
    • Central/linked databases
    • My Dashboard
  • Using Notion to organise your day-to-day life (not work-related)

Creating a portfolio

What a portfolio needs:

  • Simple and quick navigation
  • Readable content
  • Responsive and device agnostic

What it doesn’t need:

  • Animations
  • Fancy branding
  • Parallax scrolling

Here’s one I made earlier:

Portfolio template

And some sites for inspiration

Further resources

Notion 101 playlist

Notion customers

Other talks

I’ve spoken about Notion in the past, and you can find those talks here:

Building your portfolio in Notion
Productivity in Notion

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Any other questions?

You can always message me on LinkedIn or Twitter. I’m also active on the Fearless Slack community, which you can join here.