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Perfecting your PortfolioPortfolios and CVs are completely different documents, so creatives...
Portfolios and CVs are completely different documents, so creatives this blog is for you! Keep reading for top tips and answers to key questions on how to craft your perfect portfolio from our Creative Team...
As a creative, you have a lot to showcase! So, what do you include in your portfolio to put your best foot forward?
Below are questions you should ask yourself when deciding on what to include in your portfolio:
“A clean, clear and concise portfolio will always stand out first,” says Tash.
You want to apply the quality over quantity rule when it comes to a portfolio. Lucy recommends including no more than 6-8 projects, warning that “the receiver will often be time-poor, so the portfolio needs to be snappy.”
Remember, you can always give more detail at a later date!
While a creative portfolio is tempting, you should let your work speak for itself. Make each unique project clear and include a short description of each process. This should consist of “the brief and YOUR involvement in creating the project,” says Lucy.
“Describe your intentionality,” advises Tash, as this gives the hiring manager an insight into how you think. It shows that you think each action through with purpose and that “you’re not just here to make things look pretty.”
If your portfolio is online, make sure you use the platform that will showcase your work best.
Tash says, “You should always have your own website, rather than using an outsourced creative platform.” Something particularly important if you’re a Digital Designer, as this is an easy way to show off your skills. Plus, you can make each aspect of the platform unique to you.
When creating your website, Lucy suggests treating it as you would a brief. This way you remember to ensure it has excellent an User Experience.
Arguably the most important question here, right? Now you have your perfect portfolio how do you get it seen?
Send it to Lucy and Tash at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. They can give you further advice on your portfolio and help you find your next permanent or contract role.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
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