ABOUT THE BOOK
We are working on a new (self-published) book that will focus on the best practices of portfolios — the actual physical package in which the work is presented and transported, not the work itself — through case studies, interviews and generated data from public surveys. We are looking to showcase the portfolios of students, freelancers, solo practitioners and small (5- to 15-employee) firms.
Since we don’t have the benefit of seeing every portfolio in our office, we need your help.
LOOKING FOR THE BEST PORTFOLIO PRESENTATIONS
While the book structure and exact details are still work-in-progress, we are on the quest of finding the best examples of portfolio presentations. We are looking for both the unique and the practical, the memorable portfolios that get people jobs or, at the very least, the proverbial foot in the door. We are looking for any and all kinds of portfolios: Super-tidy boxes, loose samples in a bag, perfect-bound books, wire-o-bound books, etc. It can be your current portfolio, your student portfolio, a portfolio that you just saw, or a portfolio that you can’t seem to forget.
IF YOU HAVE A PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION:
Please submit some basic information
– Status of the portfolio submitted
– A few photos of the portfolio
– Any other information that helps us understand your portfolio.
– Update on 08.11.09: At this point we have sufficient portfolios and, until further notice, will not be looking for any additions. (This is a good thing!). Anecdotes are still welcome.
IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
– Anecdotes about good and bad interviewing experiences.
– Recommendations of designers with great portfolio presentations.
– Opinions about showing and/or reviewing portfolios.
We want to hear from you!
SEND ANY AND ALL LEADS TO: