This goes both for if you’re freelance, and if you’re showing your portfolio at job interviews.
My impression is that it doesn’t matter so much if it’s showcasing work on your freelancing site… but I’ve heard that, when looking for jobs, it is best that all your portfolio is from within the last 3 years.
What are everyone else’s thoughts?
I am currently freelance but also am keeping my eyes open for a design agency job.
There are some projects in my portfolio that I would like to keep, as they’re quite different to a lot of the other stuff I’ve worked on — one project in particular involved a lot of illustration, and another involved designing + artworking a 200-ish page brochure.
But these projects are from 4–6 years ago. I would like to keep them as part of my portfolio as it could be a while before I have anything similar to replace them.