All graphic designers know it well how much their portfolios count to land their dream jobs! A graphic design portfolio depicts your contribution to your area of expertise, bringing your dexterity into limelight. Such a professional profile is essential both for novices and experienced graphic designers to let the artwork speak for itself. So make sure to draft a portfolio that is in its best shape ever to call shots in your upcoming interview sessions!
1. Add that ‘wow’ factor to your portfolio!
Having said that, how you are going to add that special element to your portfolio? Since, the profession of graphic designing is all about offering visual treat, you must ensure that your profile also incorporates that aspect, in particular.
The very first step towards beautifying your portfolio, is perhaps selecting a suitable case for your portfolio. You don’t need to possess the world’s priciest portfolio but it should give a ‘feel-good’ factor to the viewer. Of course, no one would like to showcase their years of hard work and uphill struggle in a ragged casing! Rather, set your valuable achievements in a well styled and appropriately sized covering that will both keep your documents safe while offering a nice look to it.
Don’t ever design your graphic design portfolio’s background paper in a kitschy way. Shocking and loud colors are a ‘big no-no’ since it may tamper with the viewer’s vision. Neutral shades are preferable for the background.
· Make sure to keep consistency while arranging all your documents. Consider placing them in an orderly manner with sufficient spacing in between while keeping the sides even. Double check your assignments to avoid any possible errors.
2. Add your best assignments to the portfolio
This is one of the determining factors in arranging a graphic design portfolio. Consider spending ample amount of time selecting the best assignments done by you. If you are a fresher, recommendations from mentors and colleagues’ can be used as inputs. Include fresh and latest work and do not forget to mention your area of specialization in your profile. Always keep in mind you must come up with relevant sample work while appearing for an interview. And most importantly, arrange your work in order to give a neat look.
3. Woo the interview panel throughout the session!
If you want your graphic design portfolio to grab maximum eyeballs, consider picking up something unique for its cover page that keeps the interview panel wooed through the entire presentation. The ending note also counts since you would want to leave a strong impact on the panel.
4. Showcase your networking skills
Networking is essential for all industry. Showcase all relevant networks in your credential if you have any that will help you gain extra attention among the hordes of millions.
5. Maintain and update your credentials