The Portfolio Review
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What are some tips for surviving a portfolio review?
Portfolio reviews can be stressful. Sitting in a room with a potential employer and discussing your work can make anyone nervous--even someone with an amazing graphic designer portfolio. There are some things that you can do to make the experience less nerve-wracking:
- Practice. Sit down with your book and talk to a range of different people about your work. The more you practice, the better you'll get.
- Make sure the work that you are showing is the absolute best you have. It will boost your confidence.
- Work on handling the portfolio while you are speaking and explaining your designs. Coordinating all of that can be a challenge and you won't want to try it out for the first time during an interview.
- Make sure to check your portfolio out a week or so prior to the interview. If there is something amiss, you'll have time to fix it before you go. Finding out last-minute would be a difficult situation to remedy.
If you run through these things and get yourself ready to go, the portfolio review should be a snap.