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Portfolios have long been used in
education to represent a
student's or educator's best work
Today, Folders are being replaced by "e-portfolios“ or
digital portfolios -- engaging electronic showcases of
the user's best work put together with software and
services that help with the collection, collation and
organization of work highlights.
Knowing how to use e-portfolio tools is important as
education moves toward project-based learning
E-portfolios also are increasingly de rigueur ( required by
etiquette or current fashion ) for professionals,
especially those looking for a new position and good
position. E-portfolios are "dynamic, developmental spaces
representing your professional 'self' .
"They are becoming standard practice for academics, students,
and professionals and typically include examples of skills and
achievements, as well as a reflective blog element."
E-portfolios can be developed in a variety of ways, from simple
(and free) blogging platforms, to modules in learning management
systems, to dedicated software programs and services.

One of the benefits of e-portfolios -- no matter what environment
they're being used in -- is that they are capable of representing a
continuum of work, and that different elements and experiences along
that continuum can be connected. E-portfolios vary widely in their
capabilities and extensibility.
For e-portfolio, weigh your list of needs, both present and anticipated,
against the capabilities and costs of the many options currently
available to create portfolio.

Easily reviewable by any one. Often time bound and discontinuous Provides continuity and can be lifelong. Enduring. susceptible to environmental degradation moisture. Fully searchable – instantly and always available to be searched. Freely and easily reproducible. sunlight etc. Can be reviewed. Could be a limited and time-bound resource Can be a live resource for others Need to be physically present. anywhere Needs to copied and distributed to enable multiple viewers and markers.Paper Portfolio Digital Portfolio Can deteriorate over time. Totally Mobile. Not easily mobile. requires physical presence. A Feedback . Enables collaborative work. Table of contents and possibly index. Marked by multiple viewers simultaneously. any time. transport can be difficult. Can be slow to cross references of given “term”. Not easily and certainly not simultaneously. A reproduction can be time consuming and inevitably not look as good.

It should showcase the designer's creativity and unique style. and problem solving skills. .  It contains samplings of the best work done by that designer. textile understanding. a fashion design portfolio can help jump start a career with lucrative job offers. Many things should be highlighted in the portfolio including sketching ability. POINTS TO REMEMBER for Building Portfolio A good  fashion design portfolio is to focus on the content. so a portfolio should be built with thought and care. A poorly put together portfolio can cost the designer jobs. design development. knowledge of how to use color. When put together properly.A fashion Portfolio A fashion design portfolio is a very important tool for any designer.

include those as well. if the initial sketches are available and there is room in the portfolio. The sketches should be large. Each collection should include fabric swatches that show of what the designs should be made. colored final copies of the design. but make sure they are large enough to show any texture or pattern that may be a part of the fabric. Small squares are preferred. This shows the development of the design from start to finish.Sketched illustrations should be in the portfolio so the potential client knows the designer can accurately sketch his or her ideas. .

jackets. such as photographs. paintings. skirts. coats. color photos of any completed designs should be included in the portfolio. Large. pants. Make sure everything is in the fashion design portfolio including mood boards and flats. See that you provide diverse examples of work such as daytime dress. . Include any items that may have inspired the designs. or certain textures. and evening ensembles. It is perfectly acceptable if there is only one collection in the portfolio.Group the samples by collections.

but can pay off in the long run.Many designers who are just starting out in a fashion career will have his or her work arranged in a binder. and swatches can be scanned or photograph to be included in a digital portfolio. To do this you may need to hire a web designer. sketches. Images. which may initially be costly. This allows portfolios to easily be sent anywhere. Consider creating a web site to highlight the portfolio. larger portfolio should be obtained for the work. . Some designers are even going digital and either putting their portfolio on compact disc or online. but when it can be afforded. making sure it looks professional. photos. a more professional.

14x17.POINTS TO REMEMBER WHEN CREATING A PORTFOLIO •Make it interesting and enjoyable. •Take extreme care with the portfolio as it will take work and money to collect the information in it. •Keep it simple. Remember that three or four strong. An overly complicated. The portfolio should open and end with an incredible piece to both set the tone and leave a lasting impression. •Make the portfolio flow and be interesting from beginning to end. •Once the portfolio is ready. go through and review each piece in case the potential client asks any questions. . Some designers use only designs that they have made within the last three years to keep things current. •Include only the best designs. Keeping the potential client's interest is imperative. 11x14. Keep adding new work to keep up with current trends in fashion. •The standard formats used for portfolios are 8x10. It can even be used to tell a story about the designer's growth and experience. or 16x20. attractive designs are better than eight or nine so-so designs. overly stuffed portfolio can be distracting. •Keep it up to date. .com/ Tiffany Veet Ryan Campbell Taylor Hall-Massiello  http://taylorhallmasiello.c om/   Richelle Reeder Delisia Washington www.delisiaw.Dave Aguilo   Patrick Park   Casey Petty Dominic  Joseph-Spaulding  http://dlj5105.

The contents. . collection of materials that demonstrates a person's expansion of knowledge and skills over time. and presentation of materials in portfolios vary depending on their audience and purpose. organization. organized.What is a portfolio? A portfolio is a goal-driven.

Types of portfolios • • Working Portfolios – Descriptive – Learning Presentation Portfolios – Assessment – Class – Employment – Professional – Showcase – Teaching .

and electronically-augmented portfolios . efolios.What are Digital Professional Portfolios (DPP’s)? • • Contain the same content traditional portfolios include but present these professional materials in digital format Also referred to as multimedia portfolios. electronic portfolios. webfolios.

What is the DPP development process? 1. Designing the portfolio: Organize & produce 4. & reflect 3. Considering portfolio contents: Collect. select. Evaluating the portfolio: Perform formative & summative evaluation 5. Planning the portfolio: Focus & frame 2. Publishing the portfolio .

determine how to create continuity among the various components of the portfolio. (FRAMEWORK) • How can I create continuity? (theme. standards. question) . • • Who is my audience? Why am I creating a portfolio? Framing .Stage 1: Planning the DPP Focusing the portfolio determine the purpose of the portfolio and its intended audience.

Stage 2: Considering DPP Contents Collect Select Reflect .

What items should be collected? Articrafts The articrafts are “tangible evidence that indicates the attainment of knowledge and skills and the ability to apply understandings to complex tasks.” EXAMPLES • • • • • Educational/leadership philosophy statement Résumé Professional development plan Student achievement data Photos .

but are not artifacts. Examples • Table of contents • Authorship statement • Credits • Rationale or introductory statement .What items should be collected/created? Supporting documentation Items that do not fit into “artifact” definition. Such items provide information about the person/portfolio.

why? If not. 2. why not? Should I include this artifact/item in my portfolio? Why? Why not? .Selection guidelines • • Examine as many artifacts as possible Determine which artifacts support the framework by asking the following questions about each Does this artifact/item meet the criteria for which I am framing my portfolio? How? artifact: 1. Is this artifact/item the best example(s) I can use for demonstrating these criteria? If so. 3.

Stage 2: Reflecting “A digitalportfolio without reflection is just a multimedia presentation.” Reflective questioning • • • • How does this artifact demonstrate competence in a particular standard? Why did I include this artifact (why is it important to me)? What did I learn as a result of using/creating this artifact? How would I do things differently as a result of the artifact? . or a digital scrapbook. or a fancy electronic résumé.

Stage 3: Designing the Portfolio Organizing • Creating a table of contents (toc. • Creating storyboard • Creating a design grid (layout of pages) .) • Putting artifacts into different categories in the toc.

and building the • . testing. People) • Need to digitize • Time Producing 1.Consider Portfolio Skills • Portfolio development process • Resources (Software.Stage 3: Designing the Before Producing . Transforming artifacts and supporting documentation into digital format 2. Creating. Hardware.

• • Stage 4: Evaluating the ConductingPortfolio both formative and summative evaluation Revising the portfolio .

general viewers .Stage 5: Publishing the Portfolio • • • • Putting it on WWW Save on CD. colleagues. USB Print a Hard copy SHARING of portfolio with students. DVD. evaluators. professors . employers.

Tools for creating DPP’s • • • • • • • • • • Taskstream Road’s Windows Movie Maker Many Other software .Chalk and Wire PowerPoint KidPix Hyperstudio Adobe Acrobat Weebly Behance.

• • • • • • Factors to consider when selecting tools for creating Technical skillsDPPs Availability Difficulty Support Transferability Support for various media formats .

• • • • • Factors to consider when selecting tools for creating DPPs (cont’d) Multimedia environments Platforms Technical requirements Hardware and software required for viewing Audience skills required for viewing .

DPP Commandments • • • • • • • • When in doubt DON'T throw it out! Do it digital! Be organized. not sorry! Give credit where credit is due! Do unto others as you would have done unto you. • Create and stick to a timeline! . not frustrated! Log it or lose it! If it is nice. save it thrice! Be careful.

or an image of the work that you do. Likewise. letters of praise from bosses or professors. Create an attractive title page for your portfolio by including your name in large lettering and a photo of yourself doing the work you do. Step 2 Create a new presentation in a software program such as PowerPoint." "Registered Nurse. Scan any pieces that are not already electronic so you'll have them in digital format. including papers or articles you've written. and add to it any time you do something noteworthy in your career. photographs you've taken or videos you've made.Summerising Steps Step 1 Compile all your best work samples. or have someone take photos of you doing the work. and evaluations in the folder.such as "Architect. If your work has been in a trade or a realm in which there is no written or visual documentation. Save all of these artifacts in a folder on your computer. The title page can also include your title -. create some by taking photos of your work." or "Teacher" in smaller lettering just under your . Keynote or Corel Presentations. save any awards.

To start out. add a description for each page and the name of the page. your table of contents could list sections such as "Background. Step 4 Create title pages for each section." "Work Samples" and "Recommendations. and include relevant photos or images on the title pages. Your "Work Samples" title page could include photos of you at work. Your portfolio may evolve as you get going or as you add information over time. your "Education" title page could include a photo of you working with a professor." Following each heading. or you could include your graduation photo. detailing what is contained in the portfolio." "Education. For example. . so don't forget to alter your table of contents to reflect those changes.Step 3 Create a table of contents page as the second slide.

Step 5 Create new slides to which you can add relevant information for each section. For each piece of information. review each slide and its length to ensure it looks good and gives the viewer enough time to absorb the information. the role you had and the date you completed the work. Presentation software also allows you to dictate how long each slide will stay up before moving on to the next slide. can include testimonials from former employers. or letters of recommendation. or other work artifacts. create a text box on the slide that includes a note about the company. Your "Recommendations" section. For example. For example. meanwhile. Step 6 Add a musical soundtrack or a voiceover to the presentation. if you worked with a prominent company to develop a new product. scanned copies of news articles you've written. . your "Work Samples" section should include slides that display the work you've done through photos. copies of evaluations. consider whether you need to add any additional notes to explain it.

Step 8 Save the presentation as a video file. Instead. .Step 7 Review the portfolio and get feedback from colleagues and friends about its length. but short enough to keep a future employer interested in hearing more directly from you. those files are often too large to send. and then upload it to a video sharing site such as Vimeo or YouTube. flow.and then include that link in the video. Make adjustments as advised to ensure that the document is long enough to show off the highlights of your career. and grammar and structure. While it is possible to e-mail a video file to a future employer. send the employer an e-mail inviting them to click on a link to your video -.