One Designer to Another

I was wondering if I could get a some feedback on my portfolio so far.
I’m currently in the process of getting my work online and I would be interested in any direction or things i should take in consideration. You might like some of the things you find inside.

I might recomend anything that would really tell the story of each product: It’s process, including research and ideation all the way to final model/rendering. The theme of your graphics and product-in-environment shots should relate to the actual product. If I was going to do a portable turntable, I might show the culture driving the idea. Maybe a guy using it. Where does the product “live”? What makes it special? Finally, one thing that employers are looking for is passion. They want to know that you are excited about and emersed in your projects. The Portfolio should be flexible enough to show all of your different projects; yet, the layout should be rigid enough to feel cohesive. Luckily, there are lot’s of good examples out there to take inspiration from. Go through them and try to determine which ones work and why. Good luck to you.

Joshua, great work.

Daniel, I am a bit confused about how much work to show for a portfolio online. So you think it’s best to show the actual process from beginning to end (as you said, research, ideation and final model/render) as a “real” analog portfolio would have, like one you’d show to an employer in person? I see a lot of portfolios on Coroflot that are merely beauty shots of their projects, with a few ideation sketches and never full portfolios showing the entire process. Joshua, sorry to hijack your thread but I am curious… Are teasers a waste of time or should there be full complete portfolios on Coroflot?

Good luck Joshua.

Thank you both… an no problem as far as the hijackin…

I’d recommend doing some bench marking. I still love the way Andrew Kim sets up his projects: student projects like this engage the professional community. Memorable, visually impactful, process boards that show thought process.

Thanks, yo, for including those links to Kim’s work. It’s enough to motivate us ID students (and professionals) to put forth such great work and strive to his level of expertise, especially being that he is 19! Simply amazing. Again, best of luck to you, Joshua. By the way, love the self-potrait!

It’s up to you on how much work to show. If you show too much, then it’s like you said, and nothing is left to be new at the interview. Then again, if you show too little and interviewers don’t get where your projects are coming from then you won’t get the interview. I would at least show enough to tell the narative. Check out my work, I don’t show a ton of process just some key easter-eggs and it seemed to do the job (because I was lucky enough to get a job)…