There are different types of work/ assignments that we do, various projects that we undertake. And everything has its own requirement. Only in very few cases will you be given freedom to do things as you desire. The point here is about doing things with an individualistic approach towards it. In life, as a designer, you would require your portfolio preparation at various times. Your portfolio depicts your work & gives an idea about who you are & what is your skill level.
Now, while working for a portfolio there are some points to be kept in mind:
- Choose topics which you like, always. There might be some requirements where you are supposed to fulfil a certain criterion, then you should find a way of doing the thing adding a hint of your personality.
- Eg: You are given to make an exact copy of a light bulb & if you are not too good at it, chances are that you are a more sketch oriented person, then you can do a sketchy drawing. No way is declared as a right or wrong way, the person on the other side of the table is looking for the confidence you have in presenting what is your style.
- Never keep your work restricted. Have work of different kinds, which shows that you are a jack of all trades. Of course there might be times when you have a special hand at some skill, which is when you can give some good amount of space to that skill or interest of yours.
- There is no conventional way of doing a portfolio, neither there is a particular size. However there might be preferred ways. So, have that scope to follow your feeling about it.
- Non-conventional might be preferred at times. However this is highly dependent on your work. · Digital portfolios are a good thing. These being handy are also easy to send on emails, where in you have to apply online or send it on an email.