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Tips on Putting Together your Art + Design Portfolio
Here's some suggestions for putting together your portfolio URL:
Do your best to convey your passion for art and/or design (ideally both).
Curate the 10+ works carefully. Think about how the works connect and the narrative they suggest about you as an artist/designer.
Feature current or recent works over older ones.
Highlight any personally-generated work done outside of school assignments.
In terms of sequencing the typical rule is: Start with a bang, end with a bang. Start with a strong work; end with your strongest work. You could also choose to sequence the work in chronological order.
Be sure to double check that all images/videos are correctly viewable from a computer other than the one you originally put the portfolio together on. Check for Mac/PC compatibility.
Title the digital files with a sequential number and your name (eg. Smith_01.jpg). and include a similarly numbered Word file inventory sheet with date, title, medium and other relevant information about each work.
When submitting a URL, be sure that the works are easily locatable. Tell us clearly what we should be looking at, and make it easy for us to find.
Finally, treat this as an opportunity to look over and think about all the work you've made. As an artist, you'll be updating, changing and thinking over your portfolio for a lifetime. The sooner you start, the better!
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