Hi I've read on this forum and others, and heard on numerous occasions, that graphic design students, or people learning graphic design independantly aren't too sure what to do in terms of portfolio projects. I myself have been in this situation (it's slightly easing as I've managed to get work experience/part-time work) Basically, someone who needs to build a commercially relevant folio isn't sure where to get projects from, or isn't sure if it's acceptable to create their own briefs. I personally don't see the problem with own-made briefs, but don't think they would push the designer as much, since they're likely to just do something they know they can already do, or not bother with things like research and so on. Anyway, my point is, that maybe it would be a good idea for design companies/more experienced designers on here post 'real' briefs on here for trainees to complete...then they can post their work after a given deadline for critique? By 'real' briefs, I mean literally a real one with perhaps names etc changed, or a made up one with realistic constraints i.e. type, image, colours, deadline etc etc etc...And the real kind of brief that would be expected in real life! I know that I myself would have benefited from this even just a few months ago! Any thoughts?