Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Updating Portfolio

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Updating Portfolio

    Okay, so if I were wanting to just update my portfolio, but I've been working as a graphic designer in a corporate setting for 5 years, what should I include?

    I've read that I should have 10-15 pieces, and that they shouldn't be more than 3 years old. Problem is that most of the pieces we work on are monthly mailers that look pretty much the same with little individual creative input.

    In an interview setting, I could probably show a couple of those and explain the process and use them to show off some technical software skills, but I'd be lacking in one of the most important parts - creativity. I've got it, I just have no current pieces to show. And this is exactly why I need to update it!

    So the question is... what's the best way to get these new pieces to really show my creativity? Do I just create my own projects? Would that hold up in an interview? Any suggestions?

  • #2
    there's some excellent information in our frequently discussed topics thread, here: http://www.graphicdesignforum.com/fo...ead.php?t=7892

    just scroll down to the section on portfolios.
    "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

    Comment

    Search

    Collapse

    Sponsor

    Collapse

    Incredible Stock

    Latest Topics

    Collapse

    • PrintDriver
      Reply to Empty PNG files?
      PrintDriver
      Are they something you are trying to right click?
      That doesn't always work. There are web tricks out there that make doing that give you a blank file.

      Asking permission to use the imagery...
      Today, 10:29 AM
    • docrocks
      Reply to Empty PNG files?
      docrocks
      Thanks PrintDriver. These are images downloaded from Ancestry.com and show census forms etc. I'll contact them and see if they can help.
      Today, 10:14 AM
    • PrintDriver
      Reply to Please Critique my Space Inspired Magazine
      PrintDriver
      Let me give you a little advice on Pantone's color of the year...

      They are always Textile swatches for one thing, when they should be standard design swatches. Most print houses don't carry...
      Today, 09:31 AM
    • PrintDriver
      Reply to Monitor for postproduction
      PrintDriver
      Monitors are sort of a matter of opinion.
      I do all my pre-press work on not so expensive Viewsonic monitors in a dual monitor setup. I already know that for print, my monitor will not accurately...
      Today, 09:13 AM
    • PrintDriver
      Reply to Illustrator files turn into something else at a later time
      PrintDriver
      You would get point-type (broken up bits of type) is if you upgraded in the meantime. Illustrator has the most awful habit of converting lesser versions to point type UNLESS you click the Yes button when...
      Today, 09:03 AM
    GDF A division of Mediabistro Holdings Adweek | Mediabistro | Clio | Film Expo Group Contact Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy Copyright 2016 Mediabistro Holdings
    Working...
    X