Thursday, 17 February 2011

Portfolio Tips

For our last PPD session we looked at tips on how to make your portfolio amazing, we were asked to look at 2 websites and choose 5 tips that we thought would be the most helpful and relevant to our own portfolios. So here are my top 5 tips I found useful...

1. Be ruthless of your portfolio and choose around 10 of your best projects. When ordering your pages start with your second best project and end with the best!

2. Treat the layout of your folder like a book or magazine and work within a grid, now you can adjust your layout easily.

3. Consider buying a quality folder, try to stay away from the zip and clip portfolios, try and get a box or more of a book.

4. Tailor fit it! Theres no use approaching a packaging company with a portfolio full of books and prints, it helps to be relevant but still show variety.

5. Treat it like an ongoing design project that is never finished. Constantly update it and redesign it, take pride in it!

So now all I need to do is consider these points while I am developing my own portfolio.

Good news all round

Well today we finally handed in our negotiated project after 6 weeks working on it, I think i'm pretty happy with my final outcomes and will post them on here at a later date.

We had someone come from NARC. a couple of weeks ago to look at out final designs and mine was shortlisted along with 7 others, we still havn't heard back with who's was chosen but fingers crossed!

Also I attended an interview at Precept Studios last Thursday and found out on Tuesday that along with 2 others from my class we have a placement for 4-6 weeks starting on Monday, wish me luck!