Andrea Herstowski

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VISC 530: Portfolio/Professional Practice
Your portfolio is a communication tool. It highlights what you have down on your resume. It makes your resume come to life. It is proof of your design education and a document of your work. It is a display of your talent, thinking, process, and solutions While it must be online the format is completely up to you. It should not be too precious or complicated. The most important thing is to make it easy for a potential employer to get a sense of your work in 10 seconds, and proof of what you can do in five minutes.

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Some of the most compelling portfolios we’ve seen use what you could call “off-the-rack”

Presentation, tips on creating a pdf portfolio for interviews or applications.

A designer can tell a lot from your resume.

Self-Branding and Promotion.

Don’t ramble on with your life story. Tailor it to the person/ firm/ agency you are sending it.


Make a list of all the projects you have done in school, internships, personal projects, blitzes, workshops…

Which project needs to be refined/expanded to tell a better verbal and/or better visual story?

What project do you like the concept but isn’t as refined as it should be?

Writing about a project. Casestudy


Where do you want to live? Who do you want to work with? What type of work do you want to do?

Application, Interviewing...

Senior Show

Concept. Design. Planning