So as promised I have started my, “Rebuilding Your Graphic Design Portfolio” series and step number one is to do the project you fear most.
So over the past year I have been procrastinating, dreading the idea that I need to seriously update my portfolio. I have a few solid pieces but I need to be honest and recognize where and why my portfolio is lacking.
One of the most basic projects in a portfolio is a 3 fold brochure. I’ve created a couple but I never seemed to have the right amount of content or cohesive enough images to pull it off. Well I am so very excited to say that jumping in, doing the project that I have been struggling with the most helped kick-start my need and eagerness to build a stellar portfolio.
Maybe you have a completely different project that you struggle with, like creating identities or packaging, or perhaps it just a learning curve thing like learning the pen tool and working with clipping masks. My point is that what ever project you have been avoiding, one that is preventing you from taking a step forward; is the very project you need to begin.
This turned out much better than I had expected. If you are struggling with a lack of content try finding an organization that has tons of it or use images strategically to create a cohesive story.
So yea, I’m glad I finally faced my graphic design portfolio fears, wasn’t that bad after all. Up next… logos and identities!