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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 specific area of work.

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Brand names for logo design portfolio

I am a new visual identity designer. How can I come up with a name and a brief for the virtual brands I make logos for in my portfolio?
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How Do I Make a Graphic Design Portfolio?

I am a first year graphic design who is still relatively new to the field. I have no idea how to even start with a portfolio. Do I create a website? Is it something physical? Can it just be a Google ...
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How can I do graphic design work for free?

I'm a graphic designer and illustrator. I enjoy doing these things. Nobody is hiring. I want to do it anyway. I've been posting ads all over various platforms advertising free art and graphic design ...
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Can artists feature art that they've sold in their portfolio?

Is it okay for me to have artwork that has already been sold in my portfolio? Or does all of the work I put in my portfolio need to be for sale?
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Can I use pngs from apps like picsart in a portfolio?

I am looking to make my portfolio for college but a lot of the pngs and images I use are from picsart or images from the internet? Could I use them? I'm unsure how to credit things from picsart, I'm ...
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Is it a good idea using a mascot illustration for personal branding?

It’s the first time I make a website and portfolio for myself. I work mostly doing UX/UI design, but I’m into illustration. I’d like to make a branding that is personal to me. I draw animals and my ...
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Resources for learning Instructional Design

What are some good resources for learning instructional Design? How can I learn Instructional design more in depth from Scratch? The subject of this inquiry is: Basic principles for course creation ...
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Is it possible to have an unique graphic style as an average graduate yet?

During my job applications as junior graphic designer (I have a degree in design), I show them my portfolio. Both projects are brand designs, printed in a handbook. I thought that those projects show, ...
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Social Media Design Portfolio? Is this a thing?

I want to apply for design jobs, where I create the social media posts of companies. Obviously, I need some sort of related reference / portfolio. During design school, I did graphic design like ...
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Where can I get professional portfolio review? (Can be paid)

I just started learning graphic design (especially UI). I learn on my own, and that's okay, however I realize that having feedback from a high class professional, from time to time, would be greatly ...
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Best portfolios to choose from

I need your help on my final assignment for my Diploma of Graphic Design course. I'm creating three portfolios to present my work - printed portfolio, online portfolio (website based) and an ...
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Watermark suggestions for portfolio work

I’m open to either mobile or desktop applications, I’d like to start water marking my work and making illustrated marketing photos for advertisements. I've tried a bunch of free apps but I’d like one ...
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Would using a side menu in my portfolio page be a design faux pas?

I'm a full-stack developer, creating a portfolio page with node and react. I'm using a side menu that has some pretty cool features, and I think it looks great. I want the page itself to have a ...
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Can i used stock images in a portfolio for university? [duplicate]

I want to get in to a graphic design course in university. I have alot of projects in mind, however i dont know if im allowed to use stock photos...would it be ok if they were in the final piece as ...
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Am I allowed to use company work in my portfolio? [duplicate]

This was one of my first clients. I want to use the work I've done to market myself as a designer & marketer but I'm afraid of legal backlash for using company information. Here's the catch, ...
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Can I post redesigns of album covers in my portfolio online? [duplicate]

Former student in graphic design, I am currently working on personal projects to widen my portfolio. I love to design album covers. I never had clients for that, so I have been re-designing real ...
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Would anybody like to critique my portfolio? [closed]

so I'm a bit lost right now to be honest. I took a long hiatus from design generally, due to personal reasons/burn out. However, I find myself drawn back to it, for different reasons. I have a ...
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File format for a portfolio for a job application

I am a college student and aspiring graphic designer. Currently I'm trying to apply for some simple low-level graphic design positions at my college and local businesses. Of course, along with a ...
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Font licenses in portfolio projects

As a beginner graphic designer, I have some stupid questions about font licenses. I'm just learning and building my portfolio based on my own imaginary projects. I don't have any projects for clients ...
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Is volunteering my time as a graphic designer for charities a viable way to get some client-facing experience?

I realise that working for free would change the relationship between me and a client compared to paid work, but the end result (a quality design that helps the client make money and improve their ...
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First Job as a self-taught graphic designer [duplicate]

What are some good projects to show in your portfolio for a self-taught designer? And what is a good way to find a first job in a company/ graphic design studio as a self-taught graphic designer?
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Client made drastic changes after we finalized, what should I put in my portfolio?

So I worked with a community service type of client for pretty cheap last summer and created a really gorgeous design for a mobile shower they rolled out this last fall. They have since changed my ...
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What title do I put on a project where I did the menu, posters, and the art direction of photos but NOT the logo?

So theres this restaurant that already had a logo. I did their menu, menu board, cards, gift coupons, and posters. I didn't follow any branding guide cause they dont have any. So I started from ...
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Can you legally use real life things and events as concepts for portfolio building?

I'm super new to all this and I have a question on portfolio building when you don't have any client work to show yet. Am I allowed to use real life things as concepts? I mean: let's imagine I see a ...
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Is it OK to leave real names & info visible in business card portfolio?

I have a lot of business cards and marketing material (flyers, brochures etc) that have actual client info on the designs. Name, position, email, business phone number, etc. I'd like to add all my ...
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Who owns the right of 'design tests'?

I'm a junior graphic designer with main focus on vector illustration and UI design. I'm working in the industry professionally for 2 years now. And so new recruiters often give me design tests (even ...
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How to keep the portfolio updated while working at design studios?

In my experience, when you work with branding agencies or design studios or organisation of such nature, you are kind of bound by law or contract not to disclose your work for a certain period of time ...
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Animating the UI screens of an app for Portfolio

Can anyone be open to suggest their procedure of representing their UI work of a mobile or web app on Behance or any other platform they upload? I want to know whether you create a GIF or just record ...
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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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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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