VIEW Portfolio Checklist

To be considered for the HCC Outstanding Portfolio Award (monetary!), you must refer also to this checklist.

There are 4 main sections to your portfolio binder:

  1. Gallery (where you have properly labeled examples of your work)
  2. Technical Writing (where you have writing about your work, etc.)
  3. Career Documents
  4. Accolades (if you have any)
Place in the following order:

Your cover should be eye-catching without being busy.

There should be a hierarchy in the text (your name being the largest, most prominent).

Use a font that can easily be read.

It should be printed on high-quality paper.

It should include the word 'Portfolio.'

Avoid putting the year/date to keep it more timely

Tips from Peterson's

Also include:

  • Business Cards (or other marketing/networking materials)
  • Disc of your portfolio (1 or more for distribution)

This year's National Portfolio Day is Saturday, October 20th at Hartford University in Hartford, Connecticut.

National Portfolio Day FAQs

Participating Schools

National Portfolio Day Sign Up

View a Student Portfolio (accepted at: MICA, CCA, Pratt)

View another Student Portfolio

See a video of a young woman talking about her portfolio (accepted to RISD, OTIS, Parsons)

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