Marco Tadete's Portfolio
Creating a portfolio of all the work, progress and achievements you have made during the course of an apprenticeship can be a very trying task at times. Collating examples of your work and choosing what you showcase is easier said than done, however at Apprentify our Development Coaches are ready to assist (where possible) in the creation of your portfolio.
As you can see, below is an example of a portfolio created by Marco Tadete who has completed our Junior Content Producer apprenticeship. This is a fantastic example that showcases multiple aspects of his work including his photography, videography and graphic design in the professional and personal work environments.
What makes a good portfolio?
Creating a good and unique portfolio can be a very difficult task, not only are you trying to sell your creative skills, but you are also putting yourself on display to describe your personality, hobbies and knowledge. Introducing yourself is a brilliant way to put your personality on show, I am not suggesting you write an essay; however, a short and sweet paragraph makes a brilliant set-up to convince the reader to continue looking at what else your portfolio has to offer.
Quality, not quantity. This is probably something you have heard a thousand times throughout school and even possibly your career. There is nothing wrong with having a fair amount of content that people can find however you do not want lots of unnecessary junk. In an ideal world, you would showcase the most relevant, and best quality work that you are proud of.
Finally, an aspect that is often missing from portfolios is the lack of process being displayed. For example, if you have created a GIF for your workplace, display the process of how you planned or got the inspiration for the GIF, how you created it and how you went on to use this art piece. As I have mentioned, no one wants to read an essay, so display your process through a mix of media and get creative. It is important to see how you get from start to finish and will give everyone an idea of how you think.