I made a quick research on different artists/illustrators websites to know what I wanted for mine. I found out that I wanted to make something very simple and light, because my work already occupies the space, with shapes, colors, composition. So I made these options of layout:
The only things I wanted to make it more friendly and welcoming were some details like hand written name, different mouse arrow and some tiny drawings to create some identity.
The process was very easy and fluid. I didn't make a lot of sketches before I actually make it. So I don't have so much to show of the development. I took one single day to make it, but I'm totally satisfied and fulfilled with it. Very happy! Everyone liked too.
This is how it ended up:
All the illustrations are gifs, so they has a little movement.
I didn't know exactly what I was going to make for this. At the beginning, I decided to make some patches, because I really wanted to experiment embroidering. I made two, and I love them.
But it took me a lot of time to make it, so I thought that maybe this could be considered a project or a product that I could sell instead of use this for distribution.
Here are some parts of it's process:
Considering my this, I decided to make something related to my FMP. I had the idea of making some little stones of papier-mache and paint them as if they were part of the installation. At the Show Promo, people after seeing my installation, go to a desk that is going to be there, in which there is going to be two pots: one with people's written dreams and another with the stones. And the idea is to exchange a dream by a stone. The idea of the stone is something like as if you were dreaming and you saw this stone on the floor; you take it and put it in your pocket; then you wake up and check that it's still there! Maybe I'll write something like an instruction to use to it to help you dream, I don't know yet.
It is still without any information about me and nothing about the instructions because I wasn't able to make this for the hand in. But I will do it for the exhibition.
Here are the bows where the stones will be:
I thought a lot about it, because I wanted to make something that represented me, that looked professional and called attention. So the only thing I was certain about was that I wanted a plastic cover for it. I really don't know why, but this idea got fixed in my mind, so I felt I had to do it. The refs:
I was constantly looking for references to my physical portfolio. Every time I went to a bookstore of library, I tried to find something that interested me.
Here is the reference I like the most, because of it I defined my portfolio would be on a square format, and would have more than one type of paper.
What I like about this portfolio, is the format, the variation of paper, but I found interesting that they usa a specific language for each project. The project says how is it going to be. If it is a project that is long, they use a paper folded. If it is an object, they make a relief on the paper. If they want to show the grid, they put a transparent paper on it. I think this is awesome! But for mine I just took the transparent pages idea to separate the projects.
Some other references:
Just like the website, I wanted my portfolio to be very simple and clean.
I made some sketches.
I was thinking on make screen printing on the plastic cover. I booked, but I got covid and it didn't happened. I was thinking on something like this:
Some ideas for the plastic cover:
I made a tiny mockup to help me to think which would be the content
And a little mockup before sending to printing to check if the pages were right.
The final version looked like this:
Making the digital portfolio was very easy, because I just followed the same logic as the physical one, but on the landscape format. Sio I just had to adapt it. Here are some pages of it:
Some registers of me and Zé taking pictures of my stuff (02/12)