Why you need a portfolio
The word "portfolio" comes from the Italian portfolio, which means "document". This package of works performed specialist a profile that has already been approved and payment from customers. Portfolio necessary for further successful work and finding new clients, designers, architects, photographers, illustrators, models, actors etc.
A portfolio displays the style, direction, and nature of the work of the author, his professional abilities. Portfolio is of great importance for employees of the remote type (freelancers) because they are looking for customers.
Copywriter's portfolio contains written texts and articles on topics familiar to the specialist. The future customer of a particular profile can determine whether hiring a remote employee enough versed in his subject and how well he speaks grammar and stylistics of the language used (native or foreign).
The portfolio of the architect or landscape designer contains photographs of the objects designed by him, from cottages to public buildings, from private gardens to city parks and courtyards.
Portfolio of the web designer - links to his sites, supplemented by colorful screenshots.
Portfolio of people in public professions, such as models or actors, should consist of high-quality photos taken by a professional photographer in the most advantageous perspective. It is advisable to take some pictures in different images, so that the employer could appreciate the artistry of the specialist and his photogenic.
Portfolio is the business card of specialist, therefore it should be carefully and properly designed. It should be a beautiful folder with plastic liners or laminated pages to protect the paper, photos. Appearance is important, so don't skimp on quality material such as leather.
The online portfolio should be made beautiful and be comfortable. If the specialist has their own website, it is important to make optimal navigation for quick access to its work without unnecessary intermediate links, which can quickly bore the customer and to reduce its initial interest.
It is not necessary to enumerate in a portfolio of all work performed, sufficient to select some bright and catchy samples. A big plus for professionals, personal recommendations from former customers or their positive reviews.