New Date: April 22, 2023!
Calling all deigns students! GFF is hosting a FREE Portfolio Workshop to assist students in navigating the conceptual and practical aspects of portfolio design and assembly. The workshop will expose students to a range of strategies for portfolio organization, content preparation, and page layout. The workshop will take place on April 22, 2023. This event will have games, tips and tricks, and small groups for students to have an interactive experience.
Spots are limited, so if you would like to participate, please fill out the contact form below to reserve your spot. Feel free to share information about this event with other students! More information to come later this year.
Members of our GFF team will be lead the event. Our experience as designers and leaders of our recruiting process will play a huge part in helping students to put their best foot forward as they design their portfolios.
Interior Design Coordinator
“A portfolio is a way to introduce yourself, bring your personality into it!”
“Portfolios are more than a pretty book; they communicate to others who you are!”
“Presentation is just as important as content. Your portfolio is also a design project! Creating a killer portfolio requires creativity and inspiration!”
Please use the contact form to sign up for the event. We are asking students to provide their current resume and portfolio if they have created these documents already. Signing up for this event now ensures your place at the workshop!
Tips & Tricks
- Resumes and portfolios are not tools only for designers. They can also be effective mediums for people involved in group projects, project management, technical applications, communications, and other skills that can be displayed graphically.
- Show projects that showcase your skills best. Your audience wants to see your contribution and your value.
- Keep your portfolio as simple and short as possible. Create a layout or style and stick with it.
- Group project? Often students from the same university will feature the same images – let us what role you played on the team.
- Highlight your personality and have fun! Our work and designs are an extension of ourselves, add playful drawings and diagrams, sketching and model-making. You could also add photography, traveling, even your poems or other hobbies. Try to include them to give an overall view of your character and interests.
- Be your authentic self. Display work and graphics that satisfy you. Being yourself will allow you to find others that relate to your work and who you are as a professional.
- Include verbiage with your images – let us know what we’re looking at.
- Give your audience a visual breather, don’t overwhelm with so much that they can’t focus on anything. Blank space is your friend if you use it strategically.
- Leave them wanting more. Highlight your work – you can elaborate later. No one is clicking through 75 pages.
- First things first, make sure all the font in your documents are legible.
- Think of creative titles for your projects/work.
- Have at least two people look over your resume and portfolio
- Be careful making subjective statements in project descriptions.
- Clear written and graphic communication is often more important than aesthetics.
- Include your resume. It’s fine to have it as a separate document as well, but it’s helpful to have everything in one doc.
- Be sure and include your contact information!
- Be familiar with your documents. You should know the rough outline of both your resume and portfolio. This will allow you to be clear and verbally effective when speaking to others about your work.