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    I never thought about this until I was reading article at Graphics.com about desiging a portfolio. Does anyone here show their portfolio to freelance clients? Is it shown in the same presentation manner as you do when you go on job interviews?

    It struck me as weird because I never thought about showing my portfolio to clients. They've all seen my web site and I wasn't really sure if I had to sell them the same way I do an interviewer.

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    I don't have a website. So, yes I show them my portfolio.
    Let me see you make decisions without your televisions.

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    • #3
      Kickin' it old school. Alright. It just strikes me as weird becuase in my mind, the portfolio only came out when an interviewer wanted to see it closer. Freelance clients almost never cared.
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      • #4
        I've shown my portfolio to potential freelance clients. I just structure it a little differently than I do for a job interview... but then, it does sort of change from job interview to job interview as well, depending on the position.
        "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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        • #5
          If you have a website, and your clients have seen it... I don't think showing them your portfolio would be necessary.
          Let me see you make decisions without your televisions.

          N.A.N.K.A. "We Kick Because We Care."

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          • #6
            but I don't keep everything on my website.
            "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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            • #7
              Originally posted by morea
              but I don't keep everything on my website.
              You aren't suppose to show those to anybody (else)!
              Let me see you make decisions without your televisions.

              N.A.N.K.A. "We Kick Because We Care."

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              • #8
                oh, oops... well, isn't my face red...
                "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by morea
                  oh, oops... well, isn't my face red...
                  It was then too if I remember correctly...
                  Let me see you make decisions without your televisions.

                  N.A.N.K.A. "We Kick Because We Care."

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                  • #10
                    can I still plead the 5th now that I'm in Canada?
                    "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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                    • #11
                      i don't even have a portfolio.
                      i use my website like a portfolio & when i have a meeting with a new client i try & bring samples of things that are like what they want.
                      i also have an 18"x24" clear plasitic sleeve that i keep a bunch of printed samples in behind the seat of my truck for that.."have you ever printed a widget?" time.
                      Steeler Born, Steeler Bred And When I Die I'll be Steeler Dead!

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                      • #12
                        My website is my portfolio. If they ask to see specific things related to their requirements I can send samples of those too.
                        It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by morea
                          can I still plead the 5th now that I'm in Canada?
                          Lol! Morea, you crack me up. You're such a loony!
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                          • #14
                            shoot, I can never remember, is that the $1 or the $2 coin?

                            ACk!
                            "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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                            • #15
                              Newbie!

                              The loony is the $1, and the toony is the $2.

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