Archive for Portfolios

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 #6: Mistakes To Avoid in Portfolios

On one of my previous blog entries, I talked about how you can start building a good portfolio. Now, I want to go more into detail about building and polished portfolios, and I would like to share more tips I have found.

This blog entry will cover some of the mistakes that artists may make when building their portfolios.
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Data #4: Tips on Building a Good Portfolio

What is a Portfolio?
A portfolio is a professional presentation of yourself and your works to the employer that you hope to work for. Your portfolio showcases your best works and promotes you.[1] Having a portfolio is an important aspect during the job interviewing process.
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