Most Innovative Portfolio

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Aroot, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Aroot macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    I am in the process of updating my portfolio, and just wondered what it is you guys look for when your evaluating a portfolio, and if you have ever come across one that really knocked you off your feet? Would you prefer to be sent a PDF or a link to an online portfolio?

    Thanks

    AR
     
  2. jdl8422 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think it has to be super elaborate. I think a professionally done portfolio with quality print will be fine. Just pay attention to the details. Don't have your pieces falling out, crooked and all of that. Look into getting your digital files professionally printed on quality paper. I think if you have a well designed piece on a crappy printout it takes away from it. Also look into a good quality portfolio to carry it in.
     
  3. truehuman macrumors newbie

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    If your updating your portfolio think about coming up with a couple of different ones - designed for explicit purposes.

    For me the traditional folder style portfolio is a bit passe - if you want to stand out from the crowd go and print one properly, like a book. If your trying to show off some nice or creative print jobs - include photos rather than the flat artwork. This all works fine if your taking it to say, a job interview and taking it home with you and it's worth the extra expense.

    Don't dismiss online/pdf portfolios - but only use them when you can't show your printed copy. If you're trying to demonstrate the type or range of work you do to a client or employe,r a website is great. But some people - especially when going for a job - cannot be bothered to go online, so send a pdf with a selection of work.

    The hardest thing I found working like this was coming up with a style I liked! As your own client its hard, really hard. Nothing is ever great.

    But whatever you do, before sending it out and taking it public, get someone to look it over. Another designer would be awesome. They'll pick on little things you never thought of and hopefully give you some hints and tips on improving it.

    Think of the work as an investment - if it means you get a better job over a bunch of other people - or one that pays more money, it makes all the time and effort worthwhile!
     
  4. Aroot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks For the input guys. It's coming along nicely now. With a bit of luck it will pay off. :)


    Thanks Again

    AR
     

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