One item I've had on my ever growing to-do list for the last couple months is to update my printed portfolio... but, as a freelancer, I'm wondering if there is really any point? I have a mix of both print and digital work. Of course, on my website, I just show photos (or sometimes mockups) for print and screengrabs for digital (with a link to the website if applicable). When it comes to meeting prospective clients, I'll often take my work with me (depending on who I'm meeting it may not always be necessary to take any) to show them through it. I've recently just been taking the printed pieces themselves, as well as my MacBook or iPad to show them through the digital work. Surely this makes more sense than having a printed booklet or portfolio with *images* of how the work looks? I like how a portfolio is just one thing and can be more convenient to carry around with you, but taking examples of my actual printed work seems to make more sense as people can see exactly how it looks for themselves (as well as how it feels). And the same goes for digital work... taking my MBP or iPad allows people to see how the work actually looks and functions on the web (especially important if you're building the websites yourself)... simply showing an image can't always get this across. And if I were to be adding digital work to a printed portfolio, I'd have to ensure I were designing all my website / digital work at 300dpi Then there's the added pain of having to update your printed portfolio every now and then. If you simply just show people through the pieces of work individually, you don't have to worry about this. What does everyone else think? At the minute I'm thinking I'll carry on showing my work like this. If I were to start looking for a job at a design agency, I may end up going with a printed portfolio. I have to admit though I do like the idea of having a printed portfolio all nicely laid out and tying in with my existing branding!