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Newbie Designer, First time Portfolio advice?

Discussion in 'Logo Design & Brand Identity Forum:' started by theorganisedmess, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Hey DF!

    So, i'm finally out of uni, and after a bunch of failed attempts at getting
    a graphic design job, (most of which didn't req a portfolio). I'm trying to
    put together a proper portfolio. My skills lie in Photography, Print design,
    and some of what lies in between.

    I'm still kinda new, and compared to some of you guys a total beginner.
    Do you have any advice on how to get a good portfolio started up?


    my reason for asking is that I want to submit an application to the
    job agency "" and they require my CV,
    portfolio and portrait photo.
  2. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    How come you have left uni without a portfolio of design work?....that seems crazy to me.
  3. No, sorry it's not without content; I meant more like a suitable portfolio design.
    I've got a range of content to feature within it, but I want the design to match the
    quality of the content whilst maintaining professionalism.
  4. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Bang in your best work and go with it. Simples.
    Be prepared to talk about the design, the thought behind it and all that stuff.
    Always do your homework re the company that's interviewing you.

    Good luck.
  5. Thanks.

    Guess its time to knuckle down!
  6. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    That's life.
  7. BenJonesDesign

    BenJonesDesign Active Member

    what Typo said and also research. Look at what everyone else is doing, its all about using inspiration to create something better.
  8. JamesBrentwood

    JamesBrentwood Senior Member

    With the portfolio presentation itself, try to lay it out in a way that flows. That can be hard with different mediums and things, but try your best to bring it together, like laying out a magazine.
    Your presentation of self/portfolio is going to be big in landing a job, imo.
  9. cheers all,

    I think i've got a solid design in mind.
    Thanks for the tips. Sorting through the
    old trash I used to make- it's nice to see
    a timeline of your own skill sometimes!

    anyways, cheers again :)
  10. arcsgroup

    arcsgroup Junior Member

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  11. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    A fellow Brendan!

    If your looking for an online presence there are tonnes of ways of presenting a great portfolio without building one from scratch yourself. could be a good option, otherwise deviant art offer a free portfolio type thing.
  12. rossnorthernunion

    rossnorthernunion Senior Member

    A portrait photo?


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