If you are in the design/advertising industry and you will be in Stockholm on 31st May 2011, you should rsvp for the event Flirt! There will be a bunch of Hyper Island students, speakers, drinks, and music. Sounds like a good time to me.
Today Henrik Porseland asked me if it was to late to add people and agencies to our sendout list. I looked at the pile of envelopes ready to be sent out and then asked why he was asking. The reason why it could be to late was a) because we bought material for all the three sendouts, b) deadline for adding agencies was past, and c) the layout on the website was now set for the 53 agency logos we have decided on.
Henrik is the lead developer of the class project and told me he could fit more logos. The material can be bought, and the deadline was for us to get started. But we shouldn’t limit the list since it is our way to get attention from the agencies we are impressed by. So I told Henrik we can add six companies.
Welcome to the list:
DM11KNA just had an intense 30 minute lecture about Dos and Don’t regarding portfolio with Joy-Ann and Jasper from Amsterdam Worldwide. Joy-Ann is the copywriter and Jasper is the Art Director. They had asked people of different positions at Amsterdam Worldwide for their personal dos and don’ts when it comes to portfolios.
Here are some of the advice we got:
only show work you are passionate about
show it even if it isn’t produced
treat your work with care – no low resolution and CMYK
have CV+contact available
be straight forward
give a clear view of what you are – designer, copywriter, illustrator etc.
limit your work to what you think the agency wants to see
wait with updating your portfolio
include irrelevant stuff – no hobbies!
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