Student mini portfolios strategy in car design
This is the period during which many design students are thinking of preparing a mini portfolio. Design school is over (in Europe), students got their diploma or bachelor and now comes the hard time to face up reality out of school. To get a car design job is the new objective!
In Internet we can find a lot of good examples about car design mini portfolios, I wrote about this subject already but still get via email some mini portfolios not really hot with classical mistakes to avoid.
So, what the hell do I have to check before sending my portfolio? Here a check list for you:
1. Ask yourself if you have enough infos about the design studio you are sending to your book, to know who they are will give you better confidence in your projects selection and will make you feel less nervous during the interview (if you get it).
2. Now take your mini portfolio and start looking at it from first page to last one and ask yourself: is it boring or exciting? In a few words does your book have a rithm? Sometimes it is just a new order of your projects to change that rithm.
3. Now if the rithm is still bad it means that the artistic part of it is a bit weak! What I mean is: how well do you sketch or render or illustrate your design proposals? Lets be clear if you need to improve much better do it than sending a mediocre portfolio because it is the biggest mistake students do.This mistake will ban you from that design studio!
4. Do not forget to include your CV in your mini portfolio, you have to use a simple graphic for your CV because the most important thing is to make sure we can read it easily and fast. Control all dates and their order and do not forget that your CV has to communicate 3 infos at once and they are: who you are - what design bachelor you have - working experience if any.
© 2011 Luciano Bove
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