You have to tailor your work to the kind of job you're after - IMHO - "paper" portfolios for a web design position aren't very good at all. Though you can judge creativity and design skills, prospective employers will have no other way to guage how well you'll fit in with their interactive group. Can you code, use CSS, animate, etc. Interactive portfolios should be on CD or website... and if you feel the need to carry something into the interview bring a sweet laptop with your work all cached up and ready to roll. swag with your URL is an ok thing to leave behind - especially if it's unique and ties into your site. or just a really well designed business card is enough - especially if you have a kick-a55 demo If you're headed for print work or want to do both print and web THEN you'll need a top-flight site and book. np "Sun Green", Neil Young -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Jeniffer C. Johnson Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 9:15 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] a portfolio of web work? Here's a question for folks who make a living doing web work. When someone asks you to bring a portfolio, just how are you representing your online work in a physical manner? I've got an online portfolio, with details of my role in various projects, links to sites I've developed, and in cases where content is not available to the public online, either copies of some of the pages, or sample files with sensitive content removed. I work online, and most often I'm asked for examples of my work online. But I've been asked for an actual physical portfolio, that I can carry in and put on someone's desk. I'm not sure just how best to do this, especially since so much of good web work depends on how well the user can USE the site. I'm not sure just how best to approach putting stuff on paper, or if there's a better way to do a physical portfolio of online work. Jeniffer -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !