Portfolio

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how does it all work

First post in this blog will be about portfolio. Because this is where everything starts. When you choose a programme you want to study in, portfolio is the first thing you’ll have to think about. Do you do things which university/school requires you to do? What will you show? How will you persuade you are the best and should be selected? How will you present your portfolio – book, posters, etc?

When I came to see Type&Media graduation show in summer’13, I was not quite sure I’m gonna go for the programme, so I wasn’t really prepared. I only had a PDF presentation on my iPad.

my first experience with portfolio

It was quite large, had many of my works, but I can’t say teachers were very enthusiastic about it. Why? Because it was a PDF on iPad. It was obvious I didn’t put that much effort in it. So if you don’t bother, why should anyone else. The second thing, and a very important one, was process. I hardly had any process in it, only final pictures of my work. This was a huge disadvantage. Sketches show your thinking process. And this is what teachers want to see. How do you make decisions, why do you make them.

When I came to Type&Media next time, for an January Open day, I was prepared way better. I made six books, each dedicated to a special part of my portfolio: CV, Layout, Identity, Lettering, Type, Teaching. It turned out to be a good choice, as during the interview there were several teachers and all of them had an opportunity to have something in their hands, while I was talking. No one was bored or had to wait for his turn to see my portfolio.

Katerina Kochkina, portfolio

Katerina Kochkina, portfolio

Katerina Kochkina, portfolio

Katerina Kochkina, portfolio Katerina Kochkina, portfolio Katerina Kochkina, portfolio

Katerina Kochkina, portfolio

How did I do everything? A4 printer and bunch of coloured papers. I even did book binding, for the first time in my life!

Katerina Kochkina, portfolio

Katerina Kochkina, portfolio

Katerina Kochkina, portfolio Katerina Kochkina, portfolio Katerina Kochkina, portfolio Katerina Kochkina, portfolio Katerina Kochkina, portfolio     To summon this up. Do something that will outstand and present your To sum this up. Do something that will outstand and present your portfolio in a best way. I did mine this way, because I had lots of works, but most of them were graphic design or lettering. So my goal was to show that I have experience in many fields, am hard working and want to specialize in type design and typography. And what place can be better for that, if not Type&Media?)

PS
Maria Doreuli, thank you for taking a picture of me and Erik van Blokland!

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8 thoughts on “Portfolio”

  1. Увидела на фэйсбуке, что сурина лайкнула новость про первый пост в новом блоге и это это очень круто!
    И работы крутые, и написано здорово так что это была правда отличная идея завести блог! Мне все интересно!)

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    • katerinakochkina says:

      спасибо) надеюсь, дальше будет только интереснее)

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  2. Как свойственно человеку неуверенному я хотел бы больше разворотов, чтобы понять из чего состоит каждая часть)

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