Just recently, I applied for an internship for Foreign Policy Design Group but realised I didn’t have an PDF portfolio to send them so it was really time to make one. I decided on keeping it pretty simple in terms of layout, creating a template using big images combined with small type on each page with a little description of the project. Deciding which projects to include was probably the hardest part because I wanted to show variety between projects but also choose ones that would reflect my style the best. I decided to cover my own range of interest, including some moving image, crafty bits (like my gifs for walk the line and my fmp) plus some poster and publication design.
PDF portfolio, Lisa 2018
To show off detail in some of the projects I included close ups so you can see that the screenprint is actually a screenprint etc.
For the type, I went through a bunch of varieties such as Gill Sans, Helvetica, Avenir, Arial. I wanted a sans serifs one that was simple and wouldn’t take away from the images but didn’t get the right vibe with any of these so I tried using Gibson Regular, a font I had recently discarded for the Match and Mismatch project but looks kind of similar to Gill Sans and that fit very well. It has some quirky looking g:s and a:s but is not too out there haha.
Some projects I showed the scale of by holding it up which looks nice. I like it when there’s hand in the picture and you see that the project actually exists.