I understand that it is past midnight here in London and therefore no longer Sunday.. my apologies for the late picks of the week but I have been terribly busy. Okay so maybe not proper busy, if you see my Twitter updates I was lounging at a friend’s place enjoying the sun and life ;) but another thing I have been busy with is finding internships! I have an interview with an agency Tuesday morning, and although they already have seen my online portfolio, I want to show them some physical portfolio work too when I meet them!
“I’m looking to expand my portfolio while I’m on top and while I’m young.”
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Although Mayweather was a boxer, and therefore this is a bit distant from a graphic design or photography portfolio, I still love this quote! There is no time like the present to start your portfolio and to commence building it. Start sooner rather than later because if you begin collecting all the wonderful works you create, you’ll have so much more to pick from and many more chances of creating the best possible portfolio for yourself.
I’m not saying that you must throw all of your work onto the floor ;) But it does usually help to look at your work side by side, and not just scroll, swipe, flick through them on your laptop! So sure, spread them, (or photographs of them) across the floor, your desk, your bed! Take a look at what you have got, what jumps out, what shouts your name and then of course edit down.