17/06/2017 | By Fixpocket
Do you have abundant pool of talent within you but are wondering how to showcase it? How to connect with people for production and success? How to grab good professional income? Something to demonstrate your skills and potential to encase your unique work ? Did more and more efforts and hard work but failed in fetching attention worldwide?
The straightforward and simplest solution to all above questions is to design a portfolio! Portfolio word is combination of porta meaning “carry” and foglio meaning “sheet/leaf” .So basically portfolio is a potable representation of collection of important documents , work samples, patent work ,photographs ,maps ,artwork ,assets or a platform to showcase genuine work. Almost anything and everything we could share via making an enhanced portfolio compiling all innovative ideas which lead to have exposure exponentially.
For example, in a restaurant the menu given to us, describes all dishes, popular dishes along with photos, description of ingredient, prices and ratings i.e. feedback from customer’s prospections is mini version of portfolio. For a creative professional, making online portal is a boon and most powerful marketing tool. Portfolio is a trailer of your whole movie of abundant possession of willpower to deliver productivity to contribute in the society. It consists of images, videos and texts of total package of work /experience in defined manner which could be used for evaluation.
Versatility by showing different samples of current work is fundamental ingredients. For example earlier graphic designer focus on logos, brochures, posters, designing books and flyers but with emergence of technology, web designing, broadcast graphics and interactive media are common. Simple formula for portfolio designing Building a good portfolio helps in fetching jobs of various profiles like Creative Director, Art Director Graphic Designer, Brand Developer, Illustrator, Production Artist, Prepress Technician, Interaction Designer, Motion Graphics Designer etc. Moreover portfolio are used in graphic design studios, advertising agencies, web publications, multimedia production houses, magazines, newspapers, printing houses, retail stores, television/entertainment industries, and government agencies or educational institutions for diverse reasons.
Walla what are you wondering???? Building a portfolio which has memorable impact .Yes!!! We fixpocketer’s extend a helping hand if needed, our team design a unique portfolio which will fulfill your requirements.
[p.s. it’s pocket friendly also, because portfolio may not be technical but it should be inviting!!!]
Steps to create portfolio
(1) Identify work sample to share: Diversity of projects needs to be included in portfolio.
(2) Description of each sample in well-defined manner: For example along with image right amount of description gives idea of client’s requirements and delivery offered.
(3) Choose a web platform: Based on technical requirement choose web platform that is more effective and presentable. Showcase your work tactfully either use hosted portfolio website (like Dunked or portfoliobox) or self-hosted website which requires less maintenance and self-designed themes.
(4) Optimize your website: Reconsidering and refining images /content which is placed in portfolio.
(5) Promote your work: Joining online communities and sharing work helps in improving your work. Promotion includes social media like Facebook, twitter etc. are really appealing. Make sure your portfolio is web-ready, mobile friendly and updated periodically.
Basics includes creating a navigation plan like index or table content for the convenience of viewer, quick summary of certificates obtained, description of work profile/experiences and exemplify skills along with samples attachments. It may include good samples of digital work also .Last but not the least, use simple yet attractive design and put everything in an organized way.
Uses of portfolios
Community services sector/ Education sector: Portfolio includes search, summaries of activities performed, pictures, videos, projects, etc. more demanding in education sectors .Also, describing educational innovations may help in contributing towards society and even for getting a deserving student to enroll in colleges considering interests.
Employment sector: Portfolio is widely used in employment sectors for evaluation of work experiences, projects etc. It helps both the candidate as well as recruiter to systematically putting best of skills and help in evaluating based on specific interest areas.
Identifying Skill areas: Portfolio describes specific areas of interests, such as designing logos, websites, illustrations, public speaking, problem solving, or the use of technology more specifically.
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