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One of the most important parts of your career will always be presenting your best work in an engaging, professional and accessible portfolio.
When constructing your portfolio think about how the work you include demonstrates your skills to a potential employer.
Does your portfolio show evidence that you can solve a creative challenge?
Does your portfolio prove that you can make use of relevant software?
Does your portfolio show how you approach the design process and evidence your range of design skills?
Physical design portfolios should include examples appropriate to the role you’re applying to.
Time and financial constraints may mean you may not be able to create multiple tailored physical portfolios for different roles or different types of company.
Invest in a high quality binding and cover that will last, usually of A3 or A4 size.
Having an online portfolio is an important promotional tool for the creative industries. Your online portfolio should contain the following sections:
Start with the basics as over time you’ll add, develop and improve your online portfolio.
Dribbble - Dribbble is a community of designers showcasing their work to allow employers to find and resource the right designer for a project or role
Behance - This site will allow you to showcase and discover the latest work from top online portfolios by creative professionals across industries
Adobe Portfolio - Easy to use portfolio building tool that requires no knowledge of code
Squarespace - Squarespace is a service that allows you to build and host a website
Wix - Cloud-based web development platform that provides a drag and drop function to build your ideal portfolio
Wordpress - WordPress is a free and open-source content management system with loads of functionality and plugins
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