What do companies look for in a design portfolio? How do you show passion?



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How do I get a job in graphic design? What do employers look for in a portfolio? How many pieces should I include? What should I show in my portfolio to get a job in graphic design?

This is the most asked question we get. CSUN student asks and gets a surprising response. Chris Do facilitates the answer by asking more questions to help the student discover the answer for themselves.

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00:05 Q: What do you look for in a graduate applying for a job?
01:16 How many pieces of work should you have in your portfolio?
02:12 How do you determine if your design work is professional?
03:24 Words Matter: Whenever you have a difficult problem to solve, break it down into little pieces.
04:00 How do you show your passion through your design portfolio?
05:50 Do not show work that you do not love doing.
09:20 Go beyond the parameters of the project
13:04 It only takes one person to out work and embarrass everyone else.
15:01 Show as few pieces as possible that are relevant to the job you are applying for.
16:45 I don’t want to be embarrassed and outperformed, I want to embarrass you.

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