Congratulations on starting the CLD process! There is some work ahead of you but it is completely worth it! The CLD portfolio was the toughest part of the process for me, largely because I didn’t know where to start! With some insight from the designer sector group and a template provided by a star colleague of mine Sabrina Goettler, I completed the submission and achieved my CLD. Before you get started on your portfolio, have a look at this sample from my own. I hope it will be helpful to you as you work towards certification. — Jen Cuddie