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Susie’s Answer

Hi Maria, along with the answer above, you should start with looking at your work that you have created and break it up into different media, and forms. I.e. you can do some logos, maybe corporate identities. Maybe you've done some illustration work, some paintings, brochures etc - try to create some new content or "mock" clients to show off your skills if you feel you don't have enough examples of certain things. If you find that you don't have enough of a certain kind of media or variety then take some time to make some more things or play around with new media or tools like your adobe suite (for example) and use it as an opportunity to pick up new skills.

Susie, This was extremely helpful thank you! Marla S.

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Jennifer’s Answer

Have you taken some art/design classes? If so, pick maybe 10 pieces of your best work. I have a version of my portfolio on my ipad. I also have a few pieces (mini version) in a pdf that I sometimes attach to my resume.

You can also create an online portfolio with website building apps/sites.

Good morning Jennifer, I have a few pieces but it's not strong enough to go into a Portfolio yet. Marla S.

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AJ’s Answer

Hello Marla,

You can start both a physical portfolio or a digital version. A portfolio is a professional way of showing off your skills and great works. This can be done via website or personal blog like the ones created daily in WordPress. WordPress offers a free-version of their services--where you can blog your own graphic design and share it with the world. Having a digital blog means you can have 24 hour access as long as you have internet service.
Both a great and useful tools to have. You should determine which works best with your currently lifestyle and future plans.

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Hello Marla,

You can start both a physical portfolio or a digital version. A portfolio is a professional way of showing off your skill and great works. This can be done via website or personal blog like the ones created daily in WordPress. WordPress offers a free-version of their services--where you can blog your own graphic design and share it with the world. Having a digital blog means you can have 24 hour access as long as you had internet service.
Both a great and useful tools to have. You should determine which works best with your currently lifestyle and future plans.

Thank you AJ Marla S.

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Vineeth’s Answer

How to start your design portfolio

• Present your work as a case study. Fill your portfolio with as many case studies as possible
• Carefully curate your portfolio
• Showcase real-world work, even if it's got problems
• Less design exercises
• Talk about results
• Make your portfolio easy to navigate
• Do your research and write sincerely
• Let your passion show.

Thank you Vineeth Marla S.

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