Developing your own icon

Ok so currently i’m in the process of overhauling my portfolio for school. I go to DAAP and applying for my first co-op starts this quarter.

To get to the point, how important do you guys think it is to develop you’re own icon, something that is consistant amongst all of your layouts and something that can easily make your identifiable by somepanies. Or do you guys think that it takes away from portfolios and just distracts from the general layout or is though to be cliche to companies?

No. Don’t do it. Your concentration should be on making your work in your portfolio as good as it can be, not trying to create a brand out of yourself.

If it’s a good mark then use it. A signature could also be used. Make it work with the layout.