This is just some advice for people who are still in uni, and want to try find an internship over summer - cold calling works.
I got my portfolio together, made customized version for about 20 different companies, who I really wanted to work for. Sent them out, about 1/2 didn't reply, 1/4 liked my stuff but didn't have the space for a new hire, but I did get 3 interviews and 3 offers, which blew me away.
Get some stuff together and put it out there, you might be surprised by the results.
The page which scored me my first internship
...and, y'know, skills.
As someone who looks at a lot of designer resumes/portfolios, we love it when people put pages like this together. Kudos!
A personal favorite of mine was something Zach Johnston did for the Bridge program Designer Fund is doing that we are a part of. http://zachjohnston.com/bridge/
More and more designers are starting do this more and it's really awesome. Luvittt!
I have to say... your card shuffling skills are amazing. Wow !
There are quite a few mistakes in that first block of copy. Spelling and grammar do matter when looking for jobs and showing off your portfolio. HR will perceive you as being incompetent if you can't get these things right.
If English isn't your first language have a friend proofread for you:
WhenI first saw Hoist when I was browsing the internet, I presumed you were some startup located somewhere in America. So I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the Hoist logo outside your offices on Willis Street a few weeks later. I’m very interested in entrepreneurship and product design, particularly web apps, so obviously I’d love a chance to take a closer look at how your products get made.
edit: Congrats on getting the job!
Thanks for the good idea, thinking of doing something like this when looking for some internship positions. You have a bug with the animations on the projects, only shows a small box in the right corner on Safari 8.0 on Mac OS X 10.10.
Oh man, thanks for letting me know.
No problem! just tell me if you need screenshots of it and I could PM on twitter or something.
I'm a student try to get summer 2015 internship. Thanks for sharing! This is awesome.
Awesome. I got my current job by making a portfolio specifically for one company as well. It's not live anymore or I'd share.
Nicely donde Eliot!
Good job man, looks great! Found this, from when I tried to score an internship back in 2010: http://johnkarlsson.se/v1/
aaah, those were the days :D