Putting Together A Strong Portfolio Professional Services
1. Let the work speak for itself. Simplicity is always best. The portfolio concept should always revolve around the folio pieces.
2. Quality, not quantity. Select fewer pieces with more impact. This would be for prospective employers who don’t have a lot of time on their hands to look through a huge folio.
3. Organize pieces by type, then chronologically. So that they get a feel of your different takes on a particular media, as well as your development.
4. Be ready to explain. Both verbally and non-verbally. It might help to have small tags with each piece, with a brief explanation, date/year executed, medium used, whether it was executed with a team and significant results.
5. Include a sample process work. From conceptualization, to studies, to execution, it would be good to show a sample of workflow/process.
6. Have a Web folio! This is a must for all graphic designers. Site must be easy to navigate, loads fast, and look nice. You can throw in a downloadable CV.
7. Be ethical. Take credit only for what you’ve done. This especially applies to group projects.