in Riga, Latvia. It was formed in January 2010 by Edgars Zvirgzdiņš after graduating from Graphic Design course at University of Brighton. Featured: Creative Review / One by One book / Dizaina Studija / Deko / Diena / Ir / Project Baltija / Latvijas Architektura etc. Studio is currently working with architecture, culture and music based clients, sharing an office with 1plus1 architect studio and collaborating with friends across Europe. Awards: Latvian Association of Architects Award 2010 Shortlisted at Adwards 2010
component to get: ¬ a job or commision ¬ a place in University ¬ your work into galleries ¬ publicity After your personality, it is the second most valuable tool that you posess to help you find a job — A.Shaughnessy
the other side of table ¬ Know what you want: what work do you want to do, do you have the work to show that you can do it — you are more likely to be commissioned for the kind of work you have in portfolio. ¬ Be selective: a good portfolio can contain up to 15 pieces of work, but show them off depending from audience / atmosphere / time considerations of the meeting or interview
presentation should be like a story with impressive start and ending. There will be times when you drop off a portfolio and don’t talk through the person who views it — make it work without you! ¬ Keep it clean & simple: your work in portfolio should speak for itself. You will be judged for work as well as for your presentation! Make a grid, lay everything out neatly, presto! ¬ Devil is in the detail: pay attention to the small things. ¬ Push yourself to create good work: obvious one
a book or magazine ¬ Size: A3 is portable and large enough, A2 is too big ¬ Quality: Inkjet prints on a heavy paper (avoid gloss) ¬ Carrier: Consider making a photography portfolio box or buying a special bag (avoid ring-binders)
try berta.me! ¬ Flash: Avoid! ¬ Publicity: Today everyone uses internet – make something good and tomorrow you might find yourself featured in some of the worlds biggest blogs, magazines, etc. ¬ Network: Limits customization, offers great start for those who don’t know how to make websites, possiblity for network- ing and greater exposure.