Role of portfolio while applying for jobs

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Role of portfolio while applying for jobs

  1. 1. You are learning a design course You will earn a diploma/degree Now What????
  2. 2. Definitions of Portfolio  Systematic collections of student work selected to provide information about students’ attitudes and motivation, level of development and growth over time.”  (Kingore, 1993)  “A purposeful, chronological collection of student work, designed to reflect student development in one or more areas over time and student outcomes at one or more designated points in time.”  (French, 1992)  “Purposeful collection of student work that exhibits the student’s efforts, progress, and achievements in one or more areas.”  (Del Vecchio et.al, 200
  3. 3.  Your.. Solely and only your original work.  Work which showcases your understanding of a particular skill/ software.  Includes- storyboards/roughs/stills for motion graphics/video/web/interactive  Doesn’t matter if its not solely your work- detail your role you played in it.
  4. 4.  Demonstrates Thinking  Showcases skills  Convey quality of work  Reveals your work style/ area of interest
  5. 5.  Online Portfolio : Displaying your work on internet (own/school website, social networking sites, portfolio sites-behance, photoshelter, view book etc.  Offline Portfolio : Real hard copies of the creative- (graphic designer/ 2d animators etc.)Phone image gallery
  6. 6. 1. Include lots of good examples (15-20 at least) 2. Include appropriate examples 3. Include case studies 4. Choose a book/ a case format 5. Demonstrate well round experience 6. Check on the printing, stationary, quality, visibility. 7. Clean up your work 8. Caption your work- uniform fonts. 9. Categorization 10. Review
  7. 7.  Choose your platform  Decide what you love to do and what would you like to work on  Show your skills, don’t just tell.  Keep adding new work  Avoid long intros  Make a PDF too  Label/categorize your portfolio examples  Easy navigation- http://alisdesign.prosite.com/
  8. 8.  Formal Review: Mentor/ Expert of your field  Informal Review from surroundings Be as receptive as you can for the criticism and corrections.
  9. 9.  Wherever possible, show originals  Research & be updated what’s new.  Make it easy for the viewer/employer  Inform/educate, surprise, delight the viewer  Create a story (if possible), beginning, middle and Climax- your WOW work

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