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A Handbook of Costume Drawing, 2nd Edition by Georgia Baker

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Chapter 7

Creating a Portfolio

Overview

A designer needs a portfolio to present his or her designs for work or graduate school interviews. It allows you to put your material together in a fast and easy presentation for prospective employers or schools. Although interviewers look for different qualities in a portfolio, you generally want to show quality, flexibility, and varieties of work, plus working sketches and research to show the process involved.

The overall goal of the portfolio is to present your best work and make a positive impression on the interviewer. It is important that your work be clean in presentation, follow some form of logical progression, and be easy to see. The portfolio must also be manageable: you may need to carry ...

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