At some point, we all need to create a portfolio of our best works. Putting a portfolio together could be a frustrating and time-consuming task. Harold Linton, the author of the Portfolio Design (third edition), shares with us how to avoid pitfalls and create a successful, professional portfolio in this podcast episode.
The Portfolio Design teaches you how to organize yourself and your work. Harold’s book also goes into the details of what to keep in mind while preparing your professional portfolio.
Harold sees time as one of the biggest failures in putting portfolios together. We often underestimate how long it will take to collect materials, design a layout, write and illustrate our work and, at the end, put it in a presentable format. He also recommends asking someone to review your portfolio before completion since there may be things we might have overlooked. When producing a professional portfolio, Harold still recommends traditional printing. Even with the progress of technology, the majority of schools and hiring companies still prefer to see a nicely printed version of a potential employee’s portfolio.