I sent my business card, CV, and portfolio in an email to a bunch of graphic design agencies nationwide in order to gain feedback on the quality of my work. Describing the project and the ideas behind each design, I wanted to hear their honest opinion on whether they would see something like this in industry. From the 14 emails to different companies I sent out, I only received 3 responses: http://oysterdesign.co.uk/, http://designamite.co.uk/ and
This part focuses on my online portfolio:
- They all liked the clean style the website had adopted.
- Try to keep the colour scheme consistent throughout, even tiny details such as text colour.
- Feedback on the masthead, updating sizes and placement to work better.
- There were also comments praising the standard of work on the website.
- Keep updating with new projects, potentially remove older ones as more go on.
A portfolio is the best way for graphic designer to display their art work in an organised gallery. There is a few ways this can be achieved, either online via a website, printed, or put onto a disc, it all depends on what sort of art work is being created. For me I create digital art, via Illustrator and Photoshop etc, so the best way is for me to upload it to an online portfolio. As I have a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud I have access to the feature – Adobe MyPortfolio service (I wrote a blog post about it here), an easy to use website editor that creates a clean and functional website for you, to see how I created mine read on… Continue reading
A graphic designers portfolio is like a builders tool box. It is the most important thing you can possess as a way of getting people to look at your work. A portfolio is simply a library of work someone has created as a means of displaying it to someone, this can be created as a past time and personal thing, but more commonly used to sell yourself and show to clients/employers. There are a few ways that a portfolio can be created, each have their own pros & cons, so I’m going to look into them here.
I sent a test email from my university email address to my new personal email address (email@example.com) to make sure it was working.
The image above shows that the message was sent To: firstname.lastname@example.org, meaning I did receive the email.
I sent a test contact form from the contact page on my website in order to see if it worked properly.
As shown above the email did indeed come through within a matter of seconds.