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Postby tangofan » September 3rd, 2014, 2:07 am


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Hi everyone,

I've been out of the game for quite some time (2yrs), trying different kinds work in other fields, but I re-routed and decided that my strongest interests lie in ID. I'm looking for my first ID job or an internship out in Hong Kong (in-house or consultancy). So recently I devoted a lot of my time to rework my student, personal, and my best professional pieces.

Here's a link to my 2014 portfolio.http://bit.ly/1A4YNGZ


Thanks for reviewing, I look forward to reading your thoughts!
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Re: ID Portfolio Review

Postby bepster » September 3rd, 2014, 2:43 am

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Good to hear you're back in the game.

Nothing wrong with sending out PDFs as an attachment when you are applying via email.
However, to get people to look at it here, I would strongly encourage you to upload it to a web viewable platform such as Behance.
It will be hard to persuade forum members to download your portfolio.

Make it as easy for your audience to review and share your work.

Re: ID Portfolio Review

Postby IDAL » September 3rd, 2014, 3:30 am

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I think Bepster is right, I had to ask for permission to see your portfolio but not everybody would do that. If you had it in coroflot or behance, it would be much easier to just take a look and give you feedback right away.
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Re: ID Portfolio Review

Postby tangofan » September 3rd, 2014, 6:10 am


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Thanks for your tips!
Whoops, there was a problem uploading a PDF, and I didn't forsee those gdrive issues either. I've edited my previous post and included a link to behance, I hope you'll take the time to give me some feedback. Thanks again.

Re: ID Portfolio Review

Postby tangofan » September 7th, 2014, 11:20 pm


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Hi all, I'd just like to ask again, if you have any suggestions/improvements/thoughts about my portfolio, I'd really appreciate your time.

I have gone for a more direct, to the point type of portfolio, as my audience are OEM/OBM/ODM type manufacturers and design consultancies like to see CAD renderings, form development process, and some materials/manufacturing knowledge. If I were targeting companies like Philips, I'd try to focus more on story telling I think..

If you've any thoughts to share, it'd be really great to hear!

Thanks.

Re: ID Portfolio Review

Postby IDAL » September 24th, 2014, 5:17 am

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Sorry Daniel, I was on holidays and couldn't reply before.

First of all, I'd limit the number of projects, you have some like Energy or Revive that aren't well explained and lack of a clear and appealing presentation. If this is a portfolio you're going to be sending to companies, I'd include max 3 - 4 projects.

I also think that in general you need to improve the layout of the presentation, putting bigger images, a sort of guidance for the viewer though the pages and put more images of the sketches, process and layout. The dyson and collaborate projects are interesting but, in my opinion, the presentation lacks fluency.
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Re: ID Portfolio Review

Postby tangofan » September 30th, 2014, 6:11 am


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Thanks Alejandro.

Yes, I'm putting together a portfolio to send to companies, so I'll try and bring up the level and add better ideation/refinement sketches in 3/4 projects, and save the other projects for meetings in person.

I've looked at how others are presenting their work, and have seen a lot of great examples, but have personally struggled to readjust into my own. I've gotta get a lot of work done now!

Re: ID Portfolio Review

Postby tangofan » February 16th, 2017, 1:08 am


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I've put together a few recent projects I completed on my behance, hopefully you can take some time to view my work and share some feedback on the content! :)

https://www.behance.net/dantang


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