Portfolios are a great way to showcase your creative work and your brand. During an interview situation, I would use both a print and interactive portfolio to showcase my previous work and to give them a sense of my designing style and brand. When mailing out my CV to potential employers, I would only send out digital works that are already patent and published with references so that they can attain a sense of my style and work. They can also look up what company’s I have worked for that way and see if their company brand or image aligns with my brand and work.
Also, I would include an email hyperlink when mailing my CV to employers. This feature allows me to communicate with the interviewer information about how to contact me and the various accesses through online accounts. In the portfolio, there will be a provision of an email hyperlink within the portfolio. By providing this feature, the interviewer can easily contact the designer in the further steps in the interview for communicating the results. This will be an effective tool and a unique approach to succeed in interviews and the interviewers can assess the skills of the designers within a short span of time through the portfolio presentation (Wheeler, Alina, 2012). Hence, it is a positive aspect to create a portfolio that is interview based. Moreover, this is one of the ideal features of a good portfolio.