A portfolio is a great thing to have so you can be ready to show off your work to potential employers and academic institutions. Learn how to create one here.


Whether you’re applying to a competition, considering fashion school or hoping to qualify for a job, there will always be some kind of requirements.

Ensure you are prepared for this and tailor your work accordingly.



Physical portfolio or online, the choice is yours. You can also have both as there are benefits to each form.

It’s likely that the people you’re presenting to won’t mind which technique you use – unless of course they have stated a specific method.


Portfolio images

Depending on your budget, you can choose to either hire a professional photographer and models, or an easier method would be to take the images yourself and use friends as models.



Would you like your images to tell a story? Is there a theme you wish to highlight? Be clear about what you’re communicating to clients.

Do bear in mind, that professional portfolios must be organised like a CV, with your most recent work at the beginning.


Additional elements

Feel free to add some text to explain the design and provide some background on your inspiration for it.

As well as images of designs, many portfolio owners display other relevant items to their portfolio. Others you’re presenting to will be interested in the materials you hope to use in your designs so many artists usually include cut-out samples of the materials.


We hope this post was helpful. For more advice, keep visiting the LCCA careers page.