Re: Portfolio

Subject: Re: Portfolio
From: Kat Nagel/MasterWork <katnagel -at- EZNET -dot- NET>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 18:00:02 -0500

>Hi everyone.
>
>I am beginning to put my first professional portfolio together. Any
>suggestions on content and format? What is good and what is bad?


Content---
Depends on what specific skills you are trying to emphasize. I'm betting
you'll get lots of advice on this, but take it all with a grain of salt or
two. If you can, talk to the person who will be reviewing the portfolio
and ask what he/she/it will be looking for.

Format---
I use a 10" x 13" loose-leaf binder. There are several styles on the
market. Check out both office supply stores and art shops.

For some good ideas on portfolio development, check out these two books:

The Perfect Portfolio for Artists and Writers
Marilyn Seguin
Career Press, 1991

How to Prepare Your Portfolio: A Guide for Students and Professionals
(aimed mostly at art/design, but has some useful ideas)
Ed Marquand
Art Direction Book Company, 1981, 1985
(there may be a new edition out by now)


@Kat _______________________________ katnagel -at- eznet -dot- net
Kat Nagel MasterWork Consulting Services, Rochester, NY
Technical writing / Document design / Publications planning

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