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Professional Feedback: Portfolio

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
http://110percent.co.uk/

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.

Portfolio: Process

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

Portfolio: Research

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.

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My Adobe Portfolio experience

My online portfolio is now live! Please feel free to visit it too explore my work at: dillonspiller.myportfolio.co.uk

I used Adobe’s new feature Adobe Portfolio which is included in the Creative Cloud package. Giving users the chance to create a sharp & clean looking website for you to display all of your work on. With a simple & easy to use user interface, anybody can use Adobe Portfolio to create a great looking website with ease. The customisation is exceptional, allowing you to develop every inch of the site to suit your style.

But how good is it really… Continue reading