I tagged along to a grad show that I didn’t think had anything to do with me. My tutors wanted to drop in so I figured it’s a good excuse to sneak some free booze.
It turned out to be incredibly relevant to me.
I saw how a graduate presentation is laid out and got to see what did and didn’t work with each person’s portfolios, their business cards, their personal brands as well as the actual contents of their work. I’m planning to start building my portfolio before second year commences so that I can shop it around for work experience throughout my degree and have a killer folio by the time I graduate at the end of 2018.
I highly recommend undergraduates get involved in these events.
How do you stand out in your tiny space?
This was my favourite space. So simple, all one brand. Rather than showing their work, they make a piece out of themself. The almost blank poster really stands out against the others, some of which are a bit cluttered. The folio is A4 so you can carry it around anywhere and important stuff only printed on one side so it’s easy to flick through.
Cans add atmosphere and personality and follow up on brand identity.
The binding on this is schmick.
This person won an award. I can see why. Giving your 2D work some extra depth with photography is something I can definitely apply.
cool separate slides create depth and invites interaction.
This graduate was clearly interested in interface design. I love how they’ve made their portfolio look like Apple branded packaging.
Love the embossment on these.
I like the personal touch on this one.
Matching the wood grain across all elements (I’m not sure that it works.)