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Designing a Digital Portfolio, Second Edition by Cynthia L. Baron

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Chapter 5. Organizing Your Work

Good portfolios are not created the night before you present them. You need to look at your entire body of work to evaluate its condition and current relevance. And that’s hard to do when it’s scattered on multiple discs, file folders, and flat files.

Let’s face it: organizing isn’t sexy. Creatives aren’t supposed to be organized...it’s part of our mystique. But wouldn’t you rather be a little less exotic and a little more rested? When developing a portfolio, being organizationally challenged will set you up for extra work every time you need to redo or revise. If revising is a chore, you’ll wait until the eleventh hour to do it. Unpaid work on a personal deadline is just about the worst creative nightmare. Inevitably, ...

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