Admittedly, the notion of “portfolio” has shifted dramatically in a very brief period of time.

Portfolio as object, a case that houses physical samples of work, has seemingly been replaced by portfolio as content, an ever-malleable set of digital samples of work that can morph and adapt at a moment’s notice to all manner of media.

The making of a design portfolio had typically been a very laborious task that involved tedious, time-consuming, and often expensive reproduction methods. Crafting a collection of one’s design work required adept use of craft knives and metal straightedges, and a well-ventilated area in which to use spray adhesive. However, as less expensive, short-run, digital printing has gained increasing ...

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