Happy 2016 everyone! One of my professional goals for the New Year was to upgrade from my basic black portfolio book with plastic sleeves to something much nicer.
There are all sorts of options for producing a print portfolio such as print-on-demand services that will print your work into a bound book, creating a brochure style handout, using a screwpost binder, or plastic sleeves. I decided to go with a screwpost style binder because it would give me the ability to insert new images and remove old work on the fly. For the cover I decided to use brushed aluminum and have my name and logo engraved. The cover also features a cutout to let the first page design show through. I went with a landscape size that is perfect for displaying 11x8.5 prints.
Although it's great to show content like web design within its own interactive medium, it can still be nice to have a physical portfolio. Having a physical portfolio means that your portfolio can be viewed anywhere, anytime, without the need for an internet connected device. Bringing a physical portfolio with you to a client meeting or interview instantly gives you credibility by showing that you took the time, effort, and money to produce one. Creating and printing your work for a portfolio can be costly but it helps to consider it an investment instead of an expense.
I am constantly working on new logos, designs, and various other projects and I am excited to have a new portfolio that is sleek, edgy, and will properly display my various works.