Portfolio Ideas

Our brief is composed of many elements that come together, from gathering clues, investigating and experimenting.

I would like my portfolio to be made up of a few pieces of evidence, that altogether tells the story (such as the example from Geoffrey, where a box contained all his portfolio).

These individual elements should supplement one another. They would be individual Case Studies. I like the idea pamphlets, editorial style booklets, stitched and folded material …made up of many pieces. I’m also interested in adopting a Illustration style for my portfolio.


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I started looking at a template for the ‘Staircase’ – Case study #1, which you can see bellow . This for example would include all my research of the 3D object in a booklet format (just oversize A4). I would like to include a assembly instruction pamphlet, and alongside there is a ‘post card’ style card where you may cut out and assemble a ‘impossible staircase’ yourself!

Bellow is a mock up idea of the pamphlets and folio.



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Im still considering graphic layouts, currently is formatted as a magazine style, but I would like a layout that is less rigid. Each ‘Case Study’ will vary in format and size/ paper and print style, but altogether should be cohesive yet distinctive from one another.

Here is a PDF of the above layout…. Case Study #1



One thought on “Portfolio Ideas

  1. This is a great start to the portfolio – a series of pamphlets that comprise the different parts of your project is a good idea. The idea to make it more interactive so you can cut out the staircase and make your own is really interesting – somewhere between a manual and a case file. the different booklets can be different sizes determined by their content – and the look and feel of them is what could unify them. Whats helpful is to have an underlying grid in the layout thats flexible enough to allow for multiple layouts but gives the overall portfolio some structure – looking forward to seeing how this develops but really nice work so far – its terrific that you’ve made the leap to starting your own layout in addition to posting references!

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