I'm working on building a PDF portfolio specifically to send with job applications. I feel pretty comfortable with setting up more in-depth views of each project for Behance or for a process book, but I'm really struggling with how to condense each project in a way that makes sense. I'm especially trying to find the balance between showing enough of a thought process while also giving enough space to show the final product - hopefully without having a million pages for each project, haha? I obviously don't want to overload mine with process work if managers are mainly looking at cleaner finished pieces, or vice versa.
I think my biggest issue, at this point, is that I'm not sure what the industry standards are in this case. I've seen a ton of web portfolios but rarely see other people's static PDF version.
If anyone is willing to share an example of a condensed portfolio that's really caught yourself eye, or if you have one yourself and feel like it's gotten good results, I would really love to see it!