1) Create a physical space to work in over several consecutive days.
Allow space and time to mull over your images.
2) Take out and review all the visuals you already have on hand.
Are there important ‘missing’ representations of your work ?
Can you get hold of these ?
3) Short list 15 - 40 images that represent your work historically.
- This does not include what you're working on now.
- Ensure you have representation from every key stage.
Note: Images that reflect major achievements / creative breakthroughs.
4) Cull until you have a succinct story in images.
- Reduce number of images to:
- 6 – 10 ( for a small portfolio)
- 16 – 20 ( for a larger portfolio )
- Avoid repetition unless it’s important for your intended message.
Note: Selective editing is important - Impact is key.
5) Review your images in relation to:
- Layout on each page
Note: Further image production may be required i.e. printing / photographing / videoing / mounting / laminating
6) Choose your image holder ( for first impression ):
- Bound Booklet
- Level of finish / quality of material
7) Collate with consideration to:
- Order and sequence
- Flow of images
- The key messages of your overall presentation