What IS a portfolio?
A portfolio is generally thought of as a large, black zippered container with handles that allows you to carry around project work. Project work generally consists of a variety of visual art and design samples done by you. However, this is a very limited definition of what we mean by “portfolio”.
Think of a portfolio as a way for you to talk about your experience and awareness of design, your willingness to experiment with design or art materials and media.
What CAN be in a portfolio?
Documentation of events or products you have designed, organized, and worked on.
- Drawings - formal or informal, in studio or on your own.
- Creative pursuits - art, photography, original craft, design projects, furniture design or refinishing.
- Drafting - a set of prints and/or originals, CAD drawings, etc..
- Anything else that “tells” about you, as a demonstration of your design abilities and experiences.