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When people send out flat portfolios for job applications or internships, what are their options for the actual flat portfolio booklet? All I know of are these things.
And they're so standard and plain that I can imagine that they'd be passed over without even glanced at or easily lost.
What are some other options for this?
dpaint: while I understand that's the most important thing it's still good to have something that won't be glanced over or lost or confused with someone else's portfolio when submitting stuff to big studios that receive hundreds of portfolios a day.
It should be presentable and professional but worrying about making it unique or going out of your way to impress people is useless. The only portfolios I didn't open were the ones with crappy art on their covers. At the end of the day it is the art that gets you hired not the way it is presented.
And dpaint is absolutely right. As long as your portfolio isn't aggressively ugly/sloppy/unprofessional, it's what's in it that counts.
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I understand! Really! xD And of course having good work is my priority. I was just looking for some different options. No harm in that.
Thanks for replying though!
As for presentation, I'm reminded of the Hildebrandt brothers... When they first presented their portfolio, they just brought in a giant garbage bag of sketches. But apparently those sketches appealed to the publisher, because they landed a gig doing Tolkein calendars.
So yeah. The stuff inside the portfolio counts more than the portfolio.