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Questions about an edited collection of an artist's best artwork intended to showcase their style or method of work. A portfolio is used by artists to show employers their versatility by showing different samples of current work. Typically, the work reflects an artist's best work or a depth in one ...

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Tutorials and Portfolios

I'm just starting to build my portfolio and wondering about tutorials. I know that things I make off of a tutorial shouldn't go in the portfolio unless they're fully attributed, but what about stuff ...
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Term for type of design specification document that shows components used to build a final product?

What do you call a document that demonstrates the steps you took to engineer or build or create a particular design piece? What I am envisioning is a portfolio page on my website where each design ...
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What size should portfolio thumbnails be? (Wordpress)

I'm doing my portfolio (graphic design) on Wordpress and I was wondering if you know what the dimensions (in inches or pixels) that I should use for the image of the thumbnail for my portfolio. Is ...
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Is it appropriate to use a slightly different mockup size to the actual project dimension for my portfolio? [duplicate]

I'm doing my online portfolio (graphic design). I've included projects from classes. They have a certain dimension. I was wondering if I have to find a mockup which has the same dimensions as my ...
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How to shore up a portfolio with only one major application for the last five years?

I have been employed for five years at the same company working on the same internal web-application. It has evolved considerably with major improvements, design changes, UX updates, etc. I would ...
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Designer vs client: portfolio rights?

I’ve recently had a ‘falling out’ with a family friend and also client. I’ve been designing for her for about 2 years and I already have an online portfolio made (including some designs she hasn’t ...
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Best sites to present my works (Webdesign, Brands)

I'm currently member on Dribbble and Behance where i show my works and recieve clients. Both sites are great since people are able to directly see some portfolios, contact information and everything ...
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A 30 year old Engineer's plan on becoming a Graphic Designer [duplicate]

I was never good nor interested in math and programming, and I have poor logic-mathematical skills. Ironically I graduated as an "Information Systems Engineer" mainly for the fame and money. I ...
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Can I redesign a random website for my portfolio?

I would like to redesign a random website and use it in my portfolio, either as an image or sample live project. Am I allowed to do that, use their logo and link to the old website, that's still ...
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Is it OK to use watermarked photos in my project which will be in my portfolio?

I'm designing some websites for extending my portfolio only. And I want to put some stock image in the design, so it looks real. e.g. putting professional look image in a consultancy company website. ...
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Using a font or an image that I redrew and incorporated into my own work in a portfolio?

I am applying for a job at my college's craft center, which, if I get an interview, requires a portfolio. I have several pieces that I want to use but I'm not sure if it's okay to use them because I'm ...
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Where do I go to make a web portfolio? [duplicate]

So I have been doing webdesign or web development as a hobby for two years and recently I made a leap to make it a career and even went back to school for it. I've done two projects, one which fell ...
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I need to make samples. Can I use any product or fake products? [closed]

I write animation software. I need to demo it by making a bunch of examples and tutorials. Can I use existing products, or are there fake products somewhere? I've seen people use movie press ...
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Company wants to see email design portfolio, I (stupidly) never created one?

I screwed up bigtime. I never considered myself to be an "email designer" until just recently, when I ended up in a couple of jobs doing just that. I've always focused on web & graphic design, ...
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How to present page layouts in a portfolio

A student came to see me today, debating on how she should be presenting her page layout work to apply in a very selective B.A. in graphic design. I have a lot of page layout work in my portfolio, ...
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Does a portfolio have to be arranged in chronological order?

I'm doing a web portfolio for my self and using my pieces within its own resume page. I know about the chronological method but haven't used it on my print version. I want to know if it is the ...
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Should I create designs for non-existing companies for my portfolio?

I don't have a lot of hands on experience to put into my portfolio. I am wondering if I should create posters, mock up websites and other web designs and graphic design for non-existing companies and ...
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How to get perspective for app portfolio image

I got a free template for app portfolio. It looks like this So I insert a screenshot (this is just a sample) and rotate it -45 degrees. but it is nowhere right as it should be. First I am not ...
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Can I put work in my portfolio that I conceptualized but someone else executed?

I recently worked on an advertising project during a freelance gig, and presented an illustration concept. The client selected the concept and hired a professional illustrator to execute. Once the ...
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What to put in my portfolio if I have not had any clients yet?

I am a newbie self taught web designer. My skills are HTML/CSS web designs. My problem is, how do I start marketing myself or what type of web designs should I put in my portfolio if I have not had ...
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Do you need permission to use your own work when working for an agency?

For the past year I have been working for an agency as an intern. It is now the end and I want to build a portfolio of the work I have done. Do I need the agency's permission to use the work I ...
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Types of artwork to include in portfolio? [duplicate]

I am currently employed as a Graphic designer in an IT company and want to switch to a company that is more focused on brand or design. I plan to make a new portfolio. What types of work are ...
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Graphic design Portfolio [closed]

In my portfolio should i affiliate real projects photos or only the original psd or ai file?
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Should I include the original image I based a logo on in my portfolio?

I recently created a logo for a local student body that I want to include in my design portfolio. They already had a logo, but it was taken straight from a vector graphics stock website (CC-BY licence)...
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Getting clients on Dribbble? [closed]

I've done some googling and I'm trying to get a feel for how Dribbble pans out with getting new clients. Has it worked for any of you? Did it result in a certain amount of your total yearly income, or ...
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Presenting proposals and rejected material in portfolio

Can I use in my portfolio work that I made for competitions and rejected items (logos, brochures, etc.), which include the brands of the companies organizing these competitions?
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What should I include in my portfolio to apply to design school?

I'm applying for Parsons (interior design) School. Does the portfolio have to include everything Interior design related or is it okay if I include some of my sketches and art which are not Interior ...
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Portfolio website colors and font suggestions [closed]

This is my first time on this website and I wanted to get some suggestions for my portfolio website. I just bought the domain so I'm using my IP Address. Here is my website robsoriano.xyz My website ...
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As a computer science graduate, how can I develop a potfolio? [duplicate]

I am a Computer Science Graduate looking to apply for a job in graphic design. I have completed a few graphic design projects for clients I know who needed work done. From what I understand, I need ...
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How to build an online portfolio?

I want to build a personal portfolio so my questions related are as follows: What should I include in the portfolio apart from Home, About, Work, Contact? I have never worked on any real life ...
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What's the standard practice to listing clients you've worked with through an agency

What's the standard practice, within a portfolio site or resume, to list clients you've worked with through an agency? Since the agency is technically your client, is listing the agency's clients ...
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How to properly credit yourself/others for design work on a portfolio site?

I'm working on a portfolio site to showcase some of my design/layout/photography work. In a lot of cases, myself and one other person would work on a design idea; but in all cases, I am the one doing ...
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What kind of logo for a portfolio? [closed]

What kind of logo is the best for a personal portfolio website? My first name is starting with "N" and my last name is starting with "D". I tried to make a logo with ND : I think it's a bit weird ...
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Rounded corners for digital portfolio

I'm creating my architecture portfolio, which will be printed but also distributed digitally. I'd like my pages to have rounded corners (to be similar to those of a writing journal, for example) - ...
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What to include in my portfolio?

I am a relatively recent graphic design graduate. I have been working at a small printing house for about two years, but will soon be interviewing for a different position in another city. My ...
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Is Black Pooka or Pooka Studio a bad name for a Graphic Design business?

I'm having a hard time deciding on a name. As of right now I'm going between Black Pooka and Pooka Studio. Is Pooka a good choice? Is it stupid?unprofessional? too obscure or confusing? Will I hate it ...
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Using Copyrighted Characters in Portfolio?

I've seen numerous design portfolios online that involve characters from movies, TV, games, you name it. I'm building a portfolio and for one project I was thinking of creating a few mobile UI ...
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How to convince agency clients I know what I'm doing? [closed]

I'm the solo designer at a 7-person web agency. The other employees are programmers and the owner (whose background is in IT). Our clients are mostly small to mid-sized businesses. While I do have ...
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How does a programmer showcase his work?

I'll start of by saying that I'm a programmer who rarely ventures outside of Stack Overflow, so sorry if this post is off topic. Right now I'm in the process of updating my portfolio site and I'm ...
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I already have LinkedIn, DeviantArt, Dribbble, and Behance. Do I need a personal website?

With the presence of different social networking sites that allow anyone to easily create a web presence, as a graphic designer do I still need a personal website? What is the pros and cons of having ...
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The changes requested by the client look terrible, what can I put in my portfolio?

So for a while now I've been lerning web design / web development, done a few small projects for classes (I'm a student), read up on the subject, watched videos and so on. I'm now somewhat familiar ...
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Are portfolios overrated?

It seems like all my designer friends are focusing on their portfolios too much. They tell me, "my portfolio is the most important factor in getting hired, as it demonstrates my skill". So, they seem ...
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How to present email marketing in a portfolio?

Print design is easy to present. Web design is a little more complicated but not too bad. How do you all suggest presenting Emails to a client? Forward them the actual emails? Save them as .PDFs / ...
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What are some good projects for my portfolio?

I'm a student and I started my first portfolio. I'm doing some "fake jobs." I can do 3D and 2D (I'm not so good at drawing [yet]). In the future I hope to work with designing album covers, posters, ...
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Images or functioning websites for portfolio?

I am new web designer, should I include images or functioning websites in my portfolio? All of my designs are personal projects that I have designed and built using html, css and javascript. By ...
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Why does my client want her company name confidential, when I post my work on design sites?

One of the clients I'm working with insists that my work with her stays confidential, she doesn't want her company logo nor their name to be shown on my designs when posted on Behance. Is it normal ...
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Personal Web Designer Portfolio Website Persona

I'm working on my first real portfolio website (at http://bobdowns.net) and I learned in one of my Web Design classes at ASU that we web designers should write up a Persona for our "target market" (...
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Whose persona should I consider while designing my portfolio?

Recently I came to know about Personas and how to implement them. I read few design processes and came to know how to execute it. Through my learning I found two kind of personas i.e. 1. Persona of ...
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How can I do some free design work?

I am a designer that wants to do some free design work for people, but the problem is, how do I find people to do free work for? Is there any place online? The reason behind this is that I am good at ...
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How do I build my webdesign portfolio when all sites I've designed have been taken offline?

This is my first time on this site. Here's the problem. I've been designing since I graduated from college and have been for 4 years. After I graduated, I had my first client, who I grossly ...