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Guide To Building A Design Portfolio

Today, it’s almost inevitable for a designer or artist to not have a portfolio to showcase his work irrespective of his/her work of field or need for showcase because it is an industry standard and acts like a business card to you and your work in the industry or anyone. Today you have a digital platform or you can create build a website to run it on your own terms. This is especially important if you want your design portfolios to come out as one of the creative and radical portfolios.

Now to our steps to help you create that amazing content for your own signature portfolio and do it with style. Now that you have the know-how of the design elements we have concentrated on the content and other elements of your portfolio that need equal attention as well.

Decide what to include

The digital world is a space that is overflowing with inspiring spaces that showcases work that just needs no more telling. The first step in curating your portfolio is to decide what you need put up in your space. Your portfolio is not just examples of your work but more importantly how you present it which will attract more clients and more importantly works and offers. However, it is important you spend the time to curate what you need in your portfolio which will affect how it is going to be presented.

Choose the platform

Digital age is breaking barriers and bringing the globe around the corner which are bringing artists more opportunities and careers that were never possible before and it all starts with a portfolio which was again not an easy task without the coding know-how which is now beginning transformed with amazing platforms such as carbon made or Behance which are portfolio sites. There are also website builders like Wix which help you build your site and space rather than in a crowded space.

Keep only your strongest pieces

When you have chosen your space and what to add to your space, the next step is to bring out your best work out to the world. The most important thing when curating your list for your work samples is that you have to stay current and a safe bet is something is not older than three years and it is very important to keep switching and adding more current work as go on. If you are thinking I don’t have any, the best step is to make samples that aren’t necessarily client work or doing to work for charities and NGO’s can help you build a decent portfolio.

Coming to an end to our guide, some closing tips to add to the above said are keep it simple and light when it comes to design. Another is to review: Delete, add and repeat, this should be your motto when it comes to maintaining your portfolio on the top of the line.

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