HELP! Making a portfolio
|HELP! Making a portfolio|
So, I have to make a portfolio of all my work from architecture to apply for the landscape architect program at OSU. I have never seen one so I don't have an idea starting it. I have pictures of my models, sketches of my models, drawings, sketches, and more photos. If someone could give me some tips of what to add and not what to add or if someone has photos on there finished portfolio, I would highly appreciate this.
|06-08-2008, 05:17 PM||away - #2|
I'm pretty sure this just includes getting a binder, and filling it with all your work you want included, as well as short descriptions. Plus making it all nice and !!, iunno.
|06-08-2008, 06:27 PM||away - #3|
The actual book is your face, if your book is cheap and !!ty then you are not going to be taken seriously and the person reviewing your book is going to start with low expectations. Im not sure where you are located at but if you're in NYC go to Pearl Paint in Canal Street, that place has pretty much any type of portfolio book for any type of work. Some of them are not cheap lol, but if you are serious about what you are getting into then you want to spend money on a nice book. I would suggest a nice leather joint in black, dark brown is cool but black is a stronger color. If there isn't a Pearl Paint where you live find an art store, the should carry portfolio books.
Is as important as your work, na its bigger than the work itself. You can have what you think is your best work but if you present it in a cheap and "cut and paste" way that !! is going to make you look real sloppy. You want to include your best pieces, do not i REPEAT do not think because you have 50 pieces you should include all 50... narrow it down to a nice number somewhere around 10 to 15. Out of that 10-15 you will prb have 2 that you feel are your best, the FIRST piece on your book should be the SECOND BEST PIECE while the LAST PIECE on your book should be your BEST. The inbetween pieces you can arrange em in any way but you know make sure its not random and all over the place.
Make sure that everything is neat, borders make your work pop out more (if your going to use borders make sure all colors are the same on every page). Brake down your work into sections and make one piece flow into the next. Do not throw lets say a model, followed by a frame and then another model...put your models together, your frames together, your drawings together etc. etc. you get the point. Everything should be trimmed out the right way... get a paper cutter if you need to that !! is about 40-50 cash
and it cuts all your paper evenly, the last thing you want to do is make your presentation look sloppy. Give a brief description of each piece, and make sure EVERYTHING IS CAPITAL LETTERS, but you prb. already know that...
Heres something quick of what a page should look like, it doesn't include title and description but make sure you have that on every piece... hope that helps, good luck...
Last edited by BxFinest23; 06-09-2008 at 10:22 AM..
|06-08-2008, 07:26 PM||away - #4|
|06-08-2008, 08:25 PM||away - #5|
good ol' pearl i found out about them when i was living in the NY use to stopped there alot eventually copped me a couple of airburshes from there
great advice BX, some ppl might disagree on the ordering advice and the all caps thing but overall the advice was alot more then i expected for here
also check they always have these types of discussions about presentation techniques on there
|06-08-2008, 09:49 PM||away - #6|
Last edited by BxFinest23; 06-08-2008 at 09:53 PM..
|06-08-2008, 10:22 PM||away - #7|
ok i gotcha i remember my senior year in highschool that was the field i wanted to be in i actually took drafting that year and tried again at the local tech school a few years after i graduated just never finished sometimes i wished i had
good luck frankie
|06-09-2008, 02:39 PM||away - #8|
another thing... your sketches and drawings should have neat lettering (that's also very important) make sure you use guidelines so nothing looks off but don't make em visible on your work.
For typing use Graphite or Blueprint (or any variation of blueprint, city blueprint is good, CAD should already have those), those are common architect fonts
Last edited by BxFinest23; 06-09-2008 at 02:42 PM..
|06-09-2008, 07:01 PM||away - #9|
man that book !! is right...i met an intern today at my job and her !! was really correct...the girl's book had some plastic fiberglass type !! with a metal binding on it..i was impressed super impressed with her, even before i got to look inside the portfolio.
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