Data #15: Interviewing Justin Wood

I interviewed Justin Wood, one of my classmates from the Intro to Writing and Editing for the World Wide Web (course #: ATEC 3320). Wood’s interest is in 3D modeling. Visit his blog, An After School Guide: ATEC, to learn how you can be prepared to find a job after you graduate!

The Interview
This interview was communicated through an instant messaging software. Some of the dialogues were edited for clarity and quality purposes.
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Data #14: Interviewing Desmond Blair

When I interviewed Desmond Blair about the Spring 2011 ATEC and EMAC showcase, I also asked him a few questions about how ATEC students can build their portfolios.


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Data #13: The Evolution of Portfolios

In the last decade or so, portfolios have evolved in format and delivery. Years ago, artworks or documents would be organized in a folder or a briefcase. That was the physical portfolio. As the digital format became more efficient, online portfolios appeared all across the Internet. The is no right or wrong answer in which format is better to present a portfolio. Each have their own advantages and disadvantages. Yet even now, portfolios can be presented in a new and creative way.
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Data #12: Steps to Perfection by Guest Chris Elsea

Chris Elsea is the guest blogger for this entry. He will give some suggestions on how you can present your online portfolio in the best way possible.

For clarity and quality purposes, parts of this guest blog entry was edited.

Steps to Perfection
The online portfolio is the most accessible and easiest way to present your work for employers, but a poorly presented portfolio will drive them away. Lee Munroe of Smashing Magazine has created “10 Steps To The Perfect Portfolio Website”, so that you can present yourself properly through a portfolio website.[1]
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Data #11: Get Inspired From Others’ Portfolios!

Feeling clueless about what to put in your portfolio? Want to get some ideas on how you can build the best online portfolio? One of the ways you can grow and improve in building your portfolio is by looking at how other people have built theirs. I want to introduce you a few online art portfolios I have found.

Note: Some of the portfolios are Flash-based. You may need to enable Flash for the online portfolios to display correctly.
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Data #10: How To Make a deviantART Portfolio

Personally, I am a heavy deviantART (abbreviated as dA) user. I frequently go there to upload my artworks, see artworks that others have made, and interact with some of the people in dA. Interestingly, dA has a feature where you can create an online portfolio for free. So for starters, I want to show you how you can set up a quick portfolio in deviantART.

However, a portfolio does not have to be built strictly through deviantART. Portfolios can come in different shapes, sizes, and formats. Some formats may be better than others in different situations when presented to an employer. Portfolios can be in:

  • physical format (examples: actual portfolios, art books)
  • digital format (examples: online portfolios, CD’s)[1]

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Data #9: Interviewing Angela Yi

Angela Yi is one of my classmates in my Introduction to Writing and Editing For the World Wide Web (course #: ATEC 3320).

Angela, A Transfer Student
Interestingly, she transferred from the University of North Texas (UNT) to The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). From what I have heard, UNT is well-known for its art and music programs. UNT states that their “College of Visual Arts and Design is one of the nation’s most comprehensive visual arts schools and is considered one of the best in the Southwest”.[1]

I wondered why Angela transferred from UNT to UTD. In addition, I also wanted to get some feedback on what she wanted to know about portfolios.
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