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Portfolio for a beginner graphic designer?

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by Peter95, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Peter95

    Peter95 New Member

    Hello there. :) I'm new to graphic design. I have no idea how I can gain my portfolio. I don't have any clients.
    What can I do? In this year I want to apply for a junior graphic designer. I'm during different courses (Adobe).
    Just trying to improve my CV. But most of the companies wants a portfolio too. Anyone can help me with this?
    I'm just 21. Thank you. Any advice will be much appreciated.:)
  2. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    Welcome Peter.

    I'd so some self initiated work and try to do a bit of variety like logos, web banners, branding and the like but I'd try not to make the subjects not just stuff your in to.
    Pick something and redesign it in your own way.
    If you design a logo for instance, there are some really cool mock-up sites like GraphicBurger where you can drop in the logo (in PS) and appears on all the products for a really professional look.

    You could also expend on your skills by following some tutorials but put your own spin on them.
    There are sites like Talenthouse that set projects and the winner gets the gig.
    Not too happy with that method but at least you get a brief and have the chance of being picked.

    It may seem like a mountain to climb but you'd be surprised how quickly your folio builds if you knuckle down.
  3. Peter95

    Peter95 New Member

    Many thanks for your advice! It helped me a lot. :)

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