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Copyrighted architectural design work for a previous employer

I'm an unregistered architectural designer with about 12 years experience in the architectural field. After 5 months with a residential design firm I was let go for lack of work. I am currently seeking employment and wrote to my former employer requesting copies of the design documents that I had produced, these being the only proof that I have of the quality and suitability of my work. She replied that I was not entitled to use any of them as they are federally copyrighted intellectual property of the firm. [more inside]
posted by bird internet on Dec 10, 2014 - 18 answers

Website template to show a video portfolio?

I'd like to make a portfolio of videos. Can you help me find a template to use? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Nov 28, 2014 - 1 answer

CMSs and online web-development portfolios

I noticed that a lot of famous web development companies and professionals have listed several Drupal and Wordpress-based websites as part of their online portfolios. If a web developer set up a client's website using an already existing theme on one of these CMSs, does it still count as a portfolio piece?
posted by omar.a on Nov 16, 2014 - 8 answers

Can I put companies' writing sample exercises on my own website?

I've had a few job applications leading to interviews and phone interviews without being hired. Can I post the various writing exercises I was asked to do on my own website as samples? [more inside]
posted by ziggly on Sep 25, 2014 - 4 answers

Page archiving and bookmarking

Is there a website that works like a bookmarking service but will also allow screenshots of the page? Or how else can I work this out? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 21, 2014 - 11 answers

Creating an architectural digital archive

I'm looking for a solution to create a digital archive, primarily for an architectural practice with an extensive project history. [more inside]
posted by panboi on Jul 16, 2014 - 1 answer

How can I recreate this website on a service like squarespace or six?

This is my company's website/portfolio. It was not created by me. It's not built well (slow and javascripty) and I want to replicate it using either squarespace, wix, or some other platform that will allow it to be very easily updated. My plan is to embed the videos from vimeo as opposed to having them actually hosted on the site. I'm trying to figure out how I can recreate the navigation for the different videos as you now see it. Is that possible?
posted by matt_od on Jul 3, 2014 - 6 answers

Good examples of freelancer portfolios?

I'm starting to get more well-paid freelancing writing work (features and corporate comms). It's a good way to quickly earn some extra cash, so I need an online portfolio to show to new prospects. Does anyone have any examples of good online portfolios by journalists and marketing copywriters? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Jun 27, 2014 - 4 answers

Portfolio pages without plastic

Are there any portfolio inserts (similar to what Prat or Itoya makes) that don't have plastic protectors? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Feb 26, 2014 - 4 answers

How to phrase request for payment? Question for artists...

Someone wants to use a watermarked version of an illustration I drew. Got some newbie questions. [more inside]
posted by cartoonella on Jan 27, 2014 - 10 answers

Need art portfolio app with extended text, for ipad

Can you recommend an app for iPad that will be useful both as an art portfolio and a sort of book creator? I'm trying to figure out a way to display small works of art with their short individual (fictional) backstories. So, sort of a picture book. Sort of an art gallery. [more inside]
posted by Glinn on Nov 24, 2013 - 1 answer

Here's everything I did at my last job

If you work a job where you're expected to provide "samples" in your job search, how do you deal with the confidentiality aspect? I feel like if I was an employer, I would find it similar to the taboo against saying anything in negative in an interview. "Well if you're willing to say this about them, what are you going to say about me?" = "If you're willing to show me everything they're up to, how can I trust you to keep my information private?" But presumably people get jobs in this field every day, so there must be a lot of this going on? So there must be some expectation this is acceptable? Nobody I asked has been able to give me an answer to this other than a shrug.
posted by bleep on Oct 19, 2013 - 12 answers

Trying to find: drag and drop portfolio image creator

Came across a site a few weeks ago, can't find it now. Basically it allowed you to drop portfolio images into photos/realistic mockups of Macs and iPhones, etc and automatically distorted them to the proper angles. I know this description is weak, but I can't for the life of me find this site. From what I remember the site was mostly a cardinal color, and I think all available mockup options were arranged in a bar across the top of the window. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
posted by unchienandalou on Sep 4, 2013 - 2 answers

How to integrate Flickr photos into Wordpress portfolios?

There are many gorgeous Wordpress themes for photographers out there. But my pictures are all stored on Flickr, and I have no plans to move them. Will those themes - or which of those will - integrate with my Flickr pics, sets and collections? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Jul 7, 2013 - 3 answers

How do I make a good "physical" portfolio?

I am a designer/art director and I've been reading that physical portfolios aren't dead just yet. How can I make a good impression the next time I'm in a job interview? Are there good resources for how to make one (materials, size, number of pages, ..)? Do I include a printed resume in there as well? Does it have to be a physical replica of my online website? [more inside]
posted by omar.a on Jun 11, 2013 - 7 answers

Looking for better airline seat back pocket organizer or portfolio

When flying, I use a plastic accordion-style file portfolio to keep a number of things (listed inside) easily accessible in the seat back pocket (or other pocket in a bulkhead row). This makes taking these things out of my carry-on much easier and makes it less likely that I will forget something in the seat back pocket when I leave. It works well for document-shaped things, although the smaller more irregularly shaped things end up getting mixed up together. Is there a better solution? Or even a particular accordion-style organizer you would recommend? I am looking to get a new one. [more inside]
posted by grouse on Feb 16, 2013 - 12 answers

I need a Print Portfolio!

I need a portfolio to carry 12x16" artwork on paper. All the portfolios I see are cheap looking and cheap or great looking and expensive. I'm looking for cheaper portfolios that have the look of a more expensive portfolio. [more inside]
posted by gregr on Feb 11, 2013 - 3 answers

Does this product exist: a "hard" folder / case / portfolio?

Does this product exist: a "hard" folder / case / portfolio, approximately 1" x 9" x 12"? [more inside]
posted by ridogi on Jan 2, 2013 - 8 answers

Legacy book

Beautiful leather or wood binder-type notebook, available for purchase immediately in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Dec 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Can employer restrict my use of portfolio samples?

I'm a graphic designer, employed full-time with a marketing agency. Yesterday my boss said I have to take down examples of work I've done while at the agency. In trying to determine if I can legally show these samples, searching the web is providing conflicting info. Things worth mentioning (a) My portfolio specifies that the work was done on behalf of my employer (b) I never signed anything restricting the use of these images and (c) The images are of works that have appeared in public (stores, events, etc). Is there something "official" I can refer to that shows where the rights to these images lie, especially as they apply to a personal portfolio?
posted by AONeal79 on Oct 19, 2012 - 19 answers

Ohhhh, Dreaaaamweaaaverr

Easy-to-use templates (or something?) for a visual arts portfolio site? I already have a domain name and hosting, so I'm not looking for DeviantArt/Tumblr/CargoCollective, etc. [more inside]
posted by jorlyfish on Oct 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Do I have to get my mom to measure all my artwork that's in storage at her house?

When creating an art portfolio for graduate school admissions, which may end up online or submitted digitally, is it completely necessary that I include measurements for all the pieces (especially if the original work is several states away at my parents house)? I am not applying for uber-competitive MFA programs, but arts administration/education/museum studies where the portfolio is usually not strictly necessary but can be helpful, I hear.
posted by dahliachewswell on Oct 4, 2012 - 5 answers

I'd like to get back into the field of creative media.

I'd like to get back into the field of creative media. Help, please. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by st starseed on Aug 6, 2012 - 2 answers

How to deal with draconian personal trading restrictions when working in a Wall St bank

I've just accepted a job at a large Wall St bank. I have a large amount of cash to allocate at the moment and don't want to leave it in the bank earning zero interest. However, I am designated a "sensitive person" for compliance purposes in the new job and am subject to very severe restrictions on personal trading. How do people in similar situations manage their personal finances? [more inside]
posted by kramer1975 on Aug 5, 2012 - 7 answers

What's in an IT Manager's portfolio?

Asking for a friend: He's applying for a job with the title "IT Manager" and is asked to include a portfolio. What kind of portfolio does an IT Manager have? [more inside]
posted by Perthuz on Jul 11, 2012 - 14 answers

Making mountains out of molehills and rockin' some mo' skills/Butt naked beats with butt naked fills

How do I design a personal website/web portfolio that will dazzle, amaze, or at least intrigue everyone from professional web developers to non-technical senior level types outside the field and convince them that I do indeed, have the skills to pay the bills. [more inside]
posted by Seiten Taisei on Jul 8, 2012 - 5 answers

Where can I order a small run of custom printed boxes?

Could anyone recommend a website where I can order a (very) small run of (relatively) inexpensive custom printed storage or portfolio boxes? Or, alternatively, could you help me concoct a long lasting, elegant, DIY alternative to custom printed boxes? [more inside]
posted by cimton on Jul 3, 2012 - 8 answers

How to make a magazine-style portfolio

Ideas for creating a magazine-style portfolio? [more inside]
posted by jschu on Jun 13, 2012 - 2 answers

Showing work in a UX design portfolio without violating NDA's/intellectual property laws

I'm updating my UX design portfolio. I've signed a NDA with my current employer so I can't show work that isn't already live. However, I have a lot of great mockups & wireframes I made either for prospective clients (that we didn't sign) or clients whose sites we haven't made live yet. I designed some amazing mockups for a huge client, but their site won't be live until 2013, and I really want to show my work now. How do I show my work in a way that doesn't violate my NDA? [more inside]
posted by matrushka on May 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Photography portfolio website suggestions?

I need a photography portfolio website for myself. I already maintain smugmug and flickr sites, but these are mainly used for works in progress and special projects. Not final collections. I want something that is simple, elegant and easy to manage, supporting three or four galleries with limited numbers of images and an about page. I've looked into Joomla with Joom:Gallery and it all seems too much, overkill and means I'd have to become a web gal again. Should I bite the bullet and learn Joomla or another CMS, hire a designer or is there a service that "keeps it simple" and without their own branding?
posted by michswiss on May 14, 2012 - 15 answers

How do I save these web pages for my portfolio?

How do I convert a web page to a PDF? If that doesn't work, how else can I archive the sites for my portfolio? [more inside]
posted by rebent on Apr 6, 2012 - 9 answers

How to choose a portfolio (book)?

Tell me about your favorite reasonably priced portfolio brand. [more inside]
posted by mcbeth on Mar 14, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I become a web developer when my portfolio is secret?

I've been working as an IT Guy and part-time web development guru on and off for close to 8 years. I'm looking to take the plunge, and become a full-time web developer, but have virtually nothing in my "portfolio" from those 8 years to show for it. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2011 - 6 answers

How can I compress my portfolio into something that won't load like a bad animated GIF?

Can somebody please explain to me image compression, specifically with regard to creating smallish PDFs from Indesign files that contain large linked vector graphics? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Nov 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Where to buy folios?

Where can my office get a few hundred custom-logoed folios? We're looking for something like this or this, but large enough to insert 9x11 pages. [more inside]
posted by rebent on Oct 13, 2011 - 2 answers

Do NSFW tags belong in a résumé?

Best practices for including pornography in your professional portfolio? [more inside]
posted by 256 on Oct 6, 2011 - 12 answers

Innovative websites as template/model for MFA research community

I'm looking for examples of websites that have successfully enhanced a research community (academic or artistic) with a dynamic online/social/mutual-portfolio presence. Blog and social media based hubs, perhaps, that showcase the possibilities of web portfolio/research integration for academic and creative purposes. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Sep 16, 2011 - 3 answers

What's the best way to show work to publishers at SPX?

What's the best way of showing my work to publishers at Small Press Expo? I have a portfolio of dozens of medium-sized narrative drawings from which I'd like to pick 10-12 to show. Is it best to e-mail ahead before the event to reserve time? To go to the event and ask when they'd be free to review them? I know how busy the SPX floor can get on a Saturday afternoon, so I'd like to hear from those who've tried there, at other shows and in general.
posted by the sobsister on Sep 2, 2011 - 1 answer

Where in Milwaukee can I take a Tiffany Portfolio watch to be appraised/sold?

Where in/near Milwaukee can I take a Tiffany Portfolio watch to be appraised/sold? [more inside]
posted by hafehd on Aug 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Ad Flack Woes

How do a build a copywriting portfolio? [more inside]
posted by themaskedwonder on Jun 18, 2011 - 2 answers

Women's interview attire..

Tell me about your favourite interview attire...and brand...and bags.. [more inside]
posted by xm on May 4, 2011 - 24 answers

Um...

Writing Portfolios: WAT? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Apr 1, 2011 - 2 answers

I art direct/design a magazine. I want out. What are the legal/ethical concerns with putting that work in my online portfolio? (BONUS: am i being treated unfairly?)

I art direct/design a magazine. I want out. What are the legal/ethical concerns with putting that work in my online portfolio? (BONUS: am i being treated unfairly?) [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Mar 8, 2011 - 12 answers

Can you help me improve my graphic design portfolio so I can go to college, please?

I'm a homeschooled high school senior and I'm currently applying to SUNY Purchase, and I'd like some ideas and suggestions for my Graphic Design portfolio. [more inside]
posted by ejfox on Jan 29, 2011 - 7 answers

Showcasing websites in a print portfolio?

How can I capture my blog pages as images to import into InDesign? (Tryin' to create a portfolio here...) [more inside]
posted by pearl228 on Jan 7, 2011 - 6 answers

How to make my photography portfolio strong

I'm preparing to send a portfolio of photographs to some magazines in hopes of getting some acknowledgment in photo journalism etc. Anyway, how can I prepare the portfolio or make it stronger? Any suggestions are appreciated.
posted by Viomeda on Jan 2, 2011 - 11 answers

How to be an (art) autodidact

Looking for general advice, tips, personal anecdotes, etc from autodidacts (or anyone else) about learning a complex craft/set of skills on your own. (details on the particular discipline inside) [more inside]
posted by Griffinlb on Dec 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Compact, easy to navigate portfolio blog

I'm putting together an animation storyboard portfolio and was hoping it could be nice/easy to look at on an iphone. I'm planning to use tumblr but want to know if any other free blogging options that might be better suited. Assume I'm 47, I've never owned a mobile device, that blogging will be a big step for me (and that I'm using a mac). Is this formatting question silly? Does today's software just manage this sort of thing automagically? [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat on Oct 25, 2010 - 8 answers

Is something missing from most artists' websites?

What do you look for when you’re looking at art online? Beyond the standard examples-of-work, bio, CV, statement, and contact information, what additional types of content (if any) might contribute to an informative, engaging website for a visual artist? [more inside]
posted by wreckingball on Sep 21, 2010 - 10 answers

Questions about creating a modern web/graphic design portfolio

Some questions about creating a modern (online) web/graphic design portfolio... [more inside]
posted by foxy on Aug 29, 2010 - 5 answers

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