What does a portfolio look like in 2014?

almost 6 years ago from Sean Lester, Product Designer @ Match.com

  • Caleb SylvestCaleb Sylvest, almost 6 years ago

    For my first job I carried around a print portfolio, which worked at the time.

    For my second and third job I said screw it, used an iPad with images to show my work. Which was much easier to update and maintain, and even flip through and display the work.

    And the companies that actually offered me a position (and I accepted) never even asked me to pull the portfolio out when we met. They had already reviewed my work online, and if they had questions asked.

    In the end, do what feels right, but don't get hung up on how you display your work, whether on an iPad or printed on paper. However you handle your portfolio show your best work, explain it well, and display it like a pro.

    Bonus: one reason a print portfolio may not always be a good idea is because of the craft aspect. I've seen people with excellent digital work hand out poorly crafted print portfolios, and that sucks. So if you produce a print portfolio, use good paper with good print quality and make it look dang good!

    2 points