How to Make a Good Graphic Design Portfolio?

by Shaumik Maurya Graphic Designer

A killer graphic design portfolio is your key to your desired position. It is a visual appeal to all you have achieved so far in your career and it shows where you wish to be in future. You should know what to add and what to skip so your portfolio can stand out. Here are the tricks to make a kickass design portfolio to appeal to your clients -


Add all the good things to your portfolio

It is your best work that you want to add in your graphic design portfolio. When building a design portfolio, you have to keep in mind that each work you add shines and presents different abilities and skills. Your portfolio must be short if you are starting up after graphic design course in Delhi. Even a single page of strong projects you have done can make you proud. Your clients won’t flip through plenty of designs to get the good stuff.


Along with your examples, you should also have a well executed landing page or business card design to show the range of work you can do to your potential client. If you add the poster you have designed for a friend’s project, be sure not to label them as paid.


Skip doubtful projects

Here’s what you can skip – any projects you were not happy with. There is a point when a graphic designer loses the battle to keep their client happy. You don’t have to lose hope. But you should add only your best work in your portfolio. Don’t include several examples of a product of same style. Suppose you have designed 40 logos, choose only the 5 best ones.


Keep your format in mind

Add some research on the website you want to use on your portfolio. You may want to create a platform to create profile and upload samples. Be sure page cannot just serve highly appealing site, but it can also present your work in a very appealing way. Gallery style page could do well with many small entries for logo designs. In case of photography, your photos must be impactful and full screen. A lot of portfolio sites offer extensions and themes with lightbox galleries that are made completely for photographers.


Tell your own story

Consider your portfolio as a storyteller. It should narrate the beginning, middle and end. Your strongest work serves as bookends in the beginning and conclusion. If you save the best work at last, a busy Art Director or HR manager may not get the examples they should see. Explanations or captions must be to the point and short. Your work should speak for itself. They will get in touch with you if they have any questions for you. On your portfolio, any writing must be both confident and sincere.


Go Social

Your portfolio is just the part of your digital presence as designer. Include your Twitter handles, Facebook profile or anything else you have. Social media can help build your brand and add the important human element to convince a client to shortlist your profile.  


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About Shaumik Maurya Junior   Graphic Designer

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