Ink & Pixels 2017: Student Design Conference is just around the corner, which means you’ll have the opportunity to have your portfolio reviewed by industry professionals. Here are five tips for you to get prepared so you can make the most of it.
Tip #1: Don’t take it personally
Tip #2: Presentation is key
Whether you have a website, a PDF or a print portfolio doesn’t matter as long as you’re paying attention to detail. This includes not having typos and how your work is presented. If you are a product or packaging designer and don’t know how to take crisp, clean pictures ask a friend who knows about it for help. The internet has plenty of free Photoshop mockups to display your card, flyers, and posters. It would be a shame to have your designs lost blurry or dark pictures.
Tip #3: Keep it consistent
Tip #4: Include what makes you special
Tip #5: Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Take a look at your work and write down any questions you have. Are you wondering if you should include a particular project in your portfolio? This is the time to ask your reviewer any questions you have. Take advantage of this, as once you are showing your work to a possible employer there is no turning back.
Now is time to get to work and prepare your portfolio. To register for Ink & Pixels 2017 click here.
We’ll see you there!