- Head shot & full body shot of the designer
- 3-5 minute video/interview piece that shows your point of view
- 10 design photographs both hard copy and digital
- Pictures of sketches
- Pictures of patterns
- 25 page application
What I learned from this experience:
- Always rent your equipment for 1 day longer than scheduled. You NEVER know what can come up last minute and take precious time.
- Always check digital photo file sizes. They may look great on your tiny laptop screen, but when printed out in a 8 x 10 can look like SHTIE!
- Double check any file transportation device to make sure your data is on said device. For example: re-insert Tumbdrive, Hard Drive, CD to make sure your files are on them before leaving and driving across town.
- After a photo shoot, be on top of getting your images from the photographer or studio. Time slips away fast, and scrambling to get those images 10 months/2 years later can be a hassle for all parties involved.
- Once receiving these portfolio photographs, store them in a file labeled "Portfolio" for easy retrieval, and for hecks sake BACK THOSE FILES UP!
- Don't be afraid to ask for help, you will be amazed how many people will lend a helping hand.
Well, let's cross our fingers folks. I think I may just have a chance!