What is a Portfolio?

Put simply, a portfolio is a physical or virtual showcase of work. Depending on the stage a designer or illustrator has reached in their development or career, their portfolio may take one or more different forms. There is, however, one constant: because academics and employers have different concerns, the chances are the size, content, and format of a practitioner’s portfolio will change the most when they make the transition from student to professional. In this chapter you will find the basics on what constitutes the best approach for your portfolio according to your chosen market, to make it an effective tool for your needs.

The Student Portfolio

Initially, regardless of where you choose to study, most art colleges ...

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