Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Inspiring Designer Portfolio's- What Portfolio will I choose?

 When researching, "The makings of a Designers portfolio's", I found a majority were all online and not so much in print. Having both available to offer your perspective employer seems to be a beneficial way to go. I found an awesome Designer named David Airy now based in Northern Ireland David has touched the United Kingdom as well as The United States. Airy gives a unique detail to his portfolio including the birth of the ideas to the finished product. Which I found very inspirational. you can find his Digital portfolio at-

has all you need to create a pretty smick looking portfolio...

  • What is the purpose of your print portfolio? (ie what kind of job are you hoping to apply for in the future?)
The purpose of a printed portfolio is to promote yourself to a potential employer. It displays your ability in design and what you can offer a design company.  
  • What portfolio elements would your prospective employer be most interested in?
Depending on the job you are applying for. A portfolio should be adaptable, I think its important to display the following:
  • Logo design
  • Corporate Identity
  • Posters
  • Editorial Design
  • Illustrations
Discussion: Pros and cons of different portfolio styles
I think keeping things simple is very important when it comes to putting together a portfolio. Owning my own business i understand the monotony of going through the process of resumes and portfolio's for when you hire a new employee.   It best to be eye-catching not to busy. So your portfolio stands out and makes an impression.
Promote Yourself
Discussion: What are other ways you can promote yourself as a designer?

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