So I made a print portfolio, which is really just a brochure of my web portfolio. A couple of people have asked me why I did this. Here goes!
- I love InDesign, and this showcases my print layout skills
- It’s like a mini-portfolio that employers can carry with them
- If I go to an interview, I can leave a sample of my portfolio behind
- If the tech doesn’t work somewhere, I still have something to show at an interview, along with my sketchbooks
- Not many people go through the trouble of making a print portfolio, and this is a classy way to stand out
I’ve been meaning to make one for over a year. Only after seeing Xuan Wang‘s awesome print portfolio the other day did I finally get the fire lit beneath me. I hope she makes her brochure available online, it was super nice from what I remember.
You can see my print brochure at my Lulu storefront: http://stores.lulu.com/siriomi
If you’re interested in making your own print portfolio, take a look at these articles for a start…
- This Web Designer Depot article is for online portfolios, but has good information for print as well
- NubbyTwiglet has an awesome article about the importance of print portfolios for designers
- And then there’s this one from PSD Tuts
Know of any others? Leave a comment and spread the love.