Remember when designers transported large-format investment portfolios into interview rooms (or left all of them with the agency’s receptionist), and barely, when, saw another designer’s portfolio?
Then came the Interwebs. With it, Behance, Coroflot, Carbonmade, and Dribbble.
And the field of investment portfolios was forever transformed.
Or maybe it was?
Even just in this brave " new world " of internet and shared investment portfolios, you will find a lot of questions that stay the same:
- Exactly what do employing managers Actually want to see inside a freelancer’s portfolio?
- Must I include everything (just just in case) or simply my favorite work?
- The length of time must i catch a employing manager’s attention?
To reply to these (along with other) burning questions, we've got some spectacular advice from a couple of our Doyens from the Portfolio: agent.)
Christie added although these websites are wonderful, what really sticks out on her are designers who create their very own portfolio site–especially for interactive designers. Better still, should you get just a little front-finish experience while building your portfolio site, a lot the greater!
Remember, design and functionality of the website is frequently just as essential as your samples. An excellent consumer experience in your site shows a employing manager that you could supply the same great experience for his or her clients. And when you utilize a totally free portfolio site, make certain your projects is needed from best (and many relevant) to, well, under very best in climbing down order.
5. Take full advantage of Ebooks
Ebooks are wonderful because they’re simple to personalize to every specific job that you apply, but you have to make certain they reveal off your abilities. Monica appreciated, “I once had a PDF from a skill Director which was, no kidding, 96 Megabytes.” Guideline: whether it can’t be easily e-mailed, re-size it.
Design portfolio Ebooks ought to be one multipage document under 5 Megabytes. Oh, and make certain the samples you include are highly relevant to the task (shall we be striking that one home yet?)