Professional Trajectories - Refining Portfolio
I started to apply feed back from my portfolio reviews with Rob from Bear and what I learnt from my review at Studio Moross with Kate.
Key points they made were to refine, make my website easy to access and reduce the amount of buttons needed (from Kate)
Robs feedback was: I could improve my interview style. Introduce my self more and refine how much I show in the amount of time I have.
My website is memorable and he really liked how my work was laid out, with the animations.
Rob said that he can guarantee that I would get a job at the end of my Degree with my skills and how I articulate myself. I have both the ability to communicate with clients and have the creative competence, I’m a double edged sword.
I also had a one to one review with Carly Ryan from design jobs board. She really loved my website, said my showreel is attention grabbing and makes you want to find out more. This was my way of hooking people and realing them into my portfolio. She also said that my CV was really good that I have really relevant experience and a lot of it. It was more about choosing about 3 experiences that I am really proud and passionate about leave on there that I can talk about in my interviews. Her only criticism was to take the software icons out and just list them as bullet points. I found this talk with her really helpful as she recommended me some studios to look at and to approach, as she thought they would love my work. I took her card and linked-in with her later on that day to uphold my connection with her.
Over all the feedback I have been receiving about my portfolio has been really positive. I have now been told twice by relevant industry professionals that I am highly employable and that I should not find it hard to find a job when I start looking properly. By keeping in contact with Rob and linking with people from my work experience at recipe and inviting them to our Degree Show, I'm excited for where my career in industry will start. I have taken on feedback and altered my CV in response to criticism and hopefully I will find my dream job. But I think it will take a while trying different roles and agencies to find where I well and truly fit, or it might not and I will find the perfect place to grow as a creative, but I will definably be applying critiques to better improve my portfolio and website. As I have found even when speaking to creatives in industry, your website will constantly change as you develop and find your niche and groove.