I know there has been a lot of talk around the interweb about the best way to show your work. Ipad? Book? Website? Box of prints? This isn’t going to be advice, but more of a poll. I’m really interested to know what you do (are you an illustrator? director? graphic designer?) and how you show your work.
I’m a bit old school; I would have never thought about an ipad as a legitimate thing to bring into, say, an interview. I would bring a book of printed work. Partly because books seem to be rarer and rarer, and partly because it’s the tradition I come from. (Also, I’ve been in meetings where someone brings a laptop, and we spend half the meeting trying to get the laptop to work….)But I was talking with a photographer/director friend of mine who pointed out that a book doesn’t let him show his motion work. By bringing an ipad to pitch meetings, he can show his still photographs, as well as his reel. (And, an ipad is just plain cool.)
Since my work doesn’t move, I’ll stick to a book for now, but I’d love to know what you do and how you show it. Leave a little comment?
2 years ago I went to a meeting with Draft-Hamburg with a digital portfolio in a MacBook Air showing exactly the same they could see on the web.
The art buyer was clear. “Please, do not come to show something I can already see, on top from a tinier screen”. From this moment on I have it clear: book, high-standard and newer than the web.
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