When dealing with individuals looking for architecture or interior design jobs, there is an even greater concern with the presentation of the portfolio. Your interior design proposal can, and should, say as much about you to a potential employer as you can yourself. Are you organized? Do you understand the evolution of your own projects? Who are you as a designer/designer? We want you to be your own portfolio, so here are our best tips.
Your portfolio should be structured for the role you are looking for, okay.
The role you are applying for should be highlighted, so put everything you have been doing in relation to it first. Put everything that is most relevant on the first few pages. Just like with a job interview – first impressions are what stay, your portfolio will be no different. You may hear people say that your portfolio should tell your story. Develop two portfolios. The first portfolio is like a trailer. Your second portfolio should be a more elaborate version of your first one.
Where do I start?
Using the right software to create and present your portfolio is critical – you are a designer, after all. You can use Foyr Neo 3D design software. The layout does not have to be overly complicated. Do not use programs like Microsoft Word or PowerPoint, as those programs have nothing to do with your skills. Choose simple typography like Arial or Helvetica, unless you want to justify your decision. Readability is the key. Online portfolios have many benefits. It is accessible in just one click, instantly, and you do not have to deal with file sizes other than creating your profile on the web.
What content should I include?
Show your innate skills – sketches made by hand, process images, quick renders for design review, executive design and detailing, etc. Because it shows what you really are capable of, okay. Give more weight to certain aspects of your job that are most relevant to the position you are applying for, right. Moreover, if you present yourself as a repairperson, provide examples of every step of your work. Keep it simple and do not stretch. The idea is to be punctual. All project images and samples must relate to projects featured in the curriculum.
How do I present my portfolio in the interview?
Be sure to ask beforehand if they have computers or screens on which to present your portfolio. If you are going to present it on your tablet, make sure the screen is big enough. With hard copy, make sure you use a quality printing service to bring out the best in your work. Keep your focus. To help structure your answer, use the following formula – presentation, value of the work, deadline, completed step, who worked with you on this project, etc.
How the image was made
Pay attention to the interviewer’s comments to understand where their focus is. It gives you an idea of what their interest in you and your work is. There are dozens of articles on Forbes, Business Insider, and many other sites about body language in interviews.