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Portfolio

  1. 1. P RTFOLIO www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  2. 2. Portfolio intro Define goal - what is the purpose making a portfolio? - apply for school - apply for job - apply as freelancer Register a domain USE IT! Flash template HTML templatehttp://okaydave.com/ www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  3. 3. PortfolioSome experiences from someone who’s beenout and about…portfolio@smogdog.com www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  4. 4. PortfolioYouPreparationBusiness card www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  5. 5. Portfolio• Consistence• Manage the technologies used• Let your photo friends help you• Show your best work, 10• Mix work with inspiration• Talk about the portfolio• Let the viewer turn the pages• No excuses• Drink your coffee• Ask for feedback www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  6. 6. Portfolio content• Dramaturgy• Clients / Personal• Surprise• Consistency, depth, focus• Your strength• Latest project www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  7. 7. You• Tell about yourself• Why are you here• Ask about… everything…• Permanent job / freelance• You need to like them as well www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  8. 8. Preparation• Ask for a coffee talk• Who are you meeting?• Is your portfolio done• Relevant work• Got enough sleep• How did it go, what to add/remove• Ask others to view your portfolio www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  9. 9. Business card• Leave behind• CV• How are you viewed when gone• Follow up.• Call, mail, call again...? www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  10. 10. I’m a…Jack of all trades, king of ONE! www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  11. 11. P RTFOLIO ? www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  12. 12. P RTFOLIO Content • Intro • 2-3 projects, skills & experience • Process project • Personal project • Project wall, thumbnails - 20 • Outro www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  13. 13. P RTFOLIO Process • Research. • Ideas/Sketches • Editing • Execution • Result • How do your process evolve www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  14. 14. BRIEF RESEARCH SKETCHING MOODBOARD DE-BRIEFEXCECUTION REFINMENT FINAL www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  15. 15. P RTFOLIO Web or paper MY contact@domain.com +47 900 10 000 BOTH! PORTFOLIO Don’t forget the iPhone/iPad www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  16. 16. 1 6 contac t@dom +47 90 ain.com 0 10 00 03 MY contact@domain.com +47 900 10 000 PORTFOLIO Portfolio ECO System 2PDF 1.Sharing 2.Social 3.Paper Portfolio 4.Photos 5.Website / Blog MY BLOG 6.Mobile 5 4 www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  17. 17. Book Web/Mobile DVD• Intro/end • Drop intro • Does it work, PC/TV?• Functionality • Does it work • Short intro• Spelling • Searchable • Navigation/Menu • Navigation • Art work for the disc • Print/pdf • Spelling • Spelling • Contact info / • No flash • Small screen www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  18. 18. Never againapologize for your photos!Camera SutraAsk a photo friend, or…You need:System cameraTripod (no tripod? buy 1 kg rice bag)Large sheet of paperReflector (Capa)…………………………………………Separate flashSoftbox www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  19. 19. Indoor setupBiggest windowNot direct sun lightTable adjecent to windowReflector carboard (Kapa)TripodSelf timerExpose X 3: + / - / default www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  20. 20. Easyfix Avoid photo bulge, use zoom Quick fix:Photoshop File Edit Image Layer Select Photoshop, auto (test for best result) Mode Adjustments Auto Tone L Auto Contrast L Auto Color B Image Size… www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  21. 21. Human touchStage your product in real enviroments.With humans who enjoy using it! www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  22. 22. Video BonanzaMini documentaryShort, 20-40 secSlidehow converted to movieSound (www.ccmixter.org)Last frame, your name! (and www address) www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  23. 23. www.vulkan.se Paper will survive • Leave behind www.lulu.com • Show knowledge of POD (print on demand) • Everybody likes paper;-) www.blurb.com www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  24. 24. www.airtightinteractive.com www.flickr.com Portfolio served Peronal Vs Template www.wordpress.org Personal 100% you and your skills Uniqe = more work! Template Easy setup Knowledge = Uniqe www.carbonmade.com & Tumbler, Posterous, Indexhibit, Prevue, Behance, more… www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  25. 25. Advanced <HTML> + CSSPersonal Default Easy www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  26. 26. Wordpress Tumblr HTML Flash Indexhibit Virb Cargo Free SEOHosted* BlogMobile** Simple Yes No Yes/no*Hosted meaning, no need for ftp access**Based on HTML is standared for all mobile devices www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  27. 27. Make, sell, share • New possibilities • Control the serviceponoko.comshapeways.cominstructables.com www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  28. 28. Blog Vs PortfolioBlog = daily activity, processPortfolio = presentation of selected work www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  29. 29. Digital portfolio1. Collect2. Evaluate3. Layout4. Finnish• Documenting• Photo www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  30. 30. Delivery• Digital portfolio • minimum 5 projects • 1 personal project • Strategy • Blogg www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  31. 31. Case studywww.cityant.net www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  32. 32. http://www.google.com/analytics www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  33. 33. 50 Beautiful And Creative Portfolio Designs http://www.behance.net/ www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011
  34. 34. E oy ! MOST IMPORTANT, nj IT’S YOUR GREAT WORK! www.smogdog.com | Hans Gerhard Meier | 2011

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