Tips for making your digital portfolio
|Organization - Make sure your portfolio
is easy to navigate and divided into the appropriate categories.|
Contact Information - Include your email
and phone number so you can be contacted.
Appropriate Content - Do not include images
that you would not want a potential employer to see.
Selective Content - You are better off
with 10 strong examples than 20 so-so examples. Choose
your best work!
Accessibility - Present your portfolio
in a format that everybody can open. Do not offer files that
are saved in specific file formats such as a Photoshop or
Illustrator file. Your portfolio should be a self executable
Flash or Director projector file. A website built in HTML
and that can be opened by any browser is highly recommended.
Include Your Resume - Create a link in
your portfolio to load your resume. Create an external PDF
file that will load in Acrobat Reader. This preserves formatting
and ensures cross-platform compatibility.
Keep It Current - Your portfolio is never
finished. You should always update your portfolio as you and
your experience grow and diversify.
Include Creative Information - With each
sample demonstrated in you portfolio list the following information:
Demonstrate Project Management Skills (optional)-
You may want to demostrate your project management skills
and show examples of a job proposal including flow charts
and other key planning documentation.
- The client or class it was created for.
- Software used in creating the piece.
- Your role in the creative process.
- A brief artist statement.