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!
On the Internet, we can find a lot of good examples of car design mini portfolios, I wrote about this subject already but still get via email some mini portfolios with classical mistakes to avoid.
So, what do I have to check before sending my portfolio? Here a checklist for you:
- 1. Ask yourself if you have enough info about the design studio you are sending to your book, it is important to know who they are this 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 the first page to the last one and ask yourself: is it boring or exciting? In a few words does your book have the right professional look? Sometimes it is just a new order of your projects to change the rhythm.
- 3. Now if the rhythm is still bad it means that the artistic part of it is weak! What I mean is: how well did you sketch or render or illustrate your design proposals? Let's be clear if you need to improve your projects do it! Sending a mediocre portfolio is the biggest mistake students can do. It will ban you from that design studio!
- 4. Do not forget to include your CV, you have to use a simple clear graphic for your CV. 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 info t once and they are: who you are, what design bachelor you have, working experience if any.
© 2011 Luciano Bove