A few sites with some inspirational portfolios. Look at the ways that people display and photograph their work in order for it to be seen in the best possible light. Read the descriptions of the work and see how you can use similar words to describe your work.
D&AD Talentpool has a collection of online portfolios, many of them from students.
Be A Design Group has 10 good tips on how to prepare your portfolio.
AIGA has a good article by Steff Geissbuhler on how to begin creating a good portfolio. He says that “most of all I want to see and hear that you love and live this profession with a passion”. Keep that in mind. AIGA also has a collection of online portfolios that you can browse.
The Art Directors Club have the winners of some of their design competitions here.
I.D. Magazine has a collection of all their competition winners. The image above is from the 2006 student competition.
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