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    Hi all,

    I am new here and i am just really desperate for some help now.
    I applied for a Bachelor of Arts in Design Communication, and went for the interview with my portfolio.
    They replied me today and told me that I have failed and asked me for a resubmission of my portfolio for re-assessment.
    I asked for further comments on why my portfolio couldn't make it and they told me the comments were that I have weak composition and my style of aesthetic could be improved.
    Can anyone tell me how I can improve my portfolio with better composition and aesthetic ? I am so confused and lost.

    // My portfolio is mainly web and graphic design, and cute looking illustrations. Is that why its weak ?

  • #2
    We can't really help you unless you provide us your portfolio.

    Do you have a link? Or a few images you could upload?

    The bright side in all of this, sounds like you picked a great school. A school that requires a portfolio submission for their design program and doesn't just take anyone who likes MS Paint; sounds like a school where you will learn something about design.


    • #3
      Hi Lost and welcome to GDF.

      We ask all new members to read very important links here and here. These explain the rules, how the forum runs and a few inside jokes. No, you haven't done anything wrong, we ask every new member to read them. Your first few posts will be moderated, so don't panic if they don't show up immediately. Enjoy your stay.
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      • #4
        The thing about graphic design in general is that it is NOT about YOUR ART. It is about what you can do for a client.
        If you just have cute illustrations, your apparent aesthetic may not be coming across as appropriate for client work (though I would argue that some clients do indeed need ''cute'' illustration from time to time.) The composition of those cute illustrations could be your fail, but hard to tell without seeing them.
        As for your web and graphic design, post up some things. If you are talking about things like gamer sigs and web avatars and the like, you are going to have issues anywhere regarding composition and aesthetics.

        Post up some work. We aren't shy about commenting.
        But you better wear your heavy sweater.






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