Monday, July 28, 2008

iPortfolio

Many designers have a portfolio consisting of a book or large folder of some type to take with them to interviews or possible job opportunities. These are great and have their place but in this day and age of electronics it is easy to carry a portfolio with you at all times.

I was at a friend’s birthday party and I was talking with a lady about what I do. She wanted to see some of my work but unfortunately I didn’t have any with me. But, I did have my iPod Touch. I was able to access my friend’s wifi and show her some of my stuff on-line. It wasn’t great but it worked.

It got me thinking about the touch’s capabilities and iPods in general. Each one is capable of holding photos on it that you can show to potential clients and elevator talkers. So I sat down and adjusted some of my work to fit on my iPod in a photo gallery called “Portfolio.” Now when people ask what I do and to see some of my work I can say, “Sure.” And pull out my iPod and show them.






It’s not a perfect portfolio but it gives people a good idea of what I can do. I have used this on the train, elevator and when talking other social settings.

So you don’t need to have a 24”x36” portfolio to carry your work around in, just make sure that what you do show on your iPod is your best.

1 comment:

blogo said...

Inspired by your entry and trying to add to your idea I think that would be excellent for Corporate Identity and designs with few elements that adjust to the format of iPhone to take advantage of the screen size.

If we want to make something dynamic we can show the evolution process of a logotype. Introducing a sequence pictures of different states of de logo and then go to settings and set the slideshow with 2 seconds for play each slide and the Dissolve transition, so we can see how the logotype is born.

Thank you for sharing your ideas!!