HAELP? I need to make a portfolio :/
.....anyone got any tips?
there is a freelance designer job I want to apply for, don't know why since I don't stand a chance in the universe but they're looking for someone to design a collection of sleepwear for adults and kids and it sounds like so much fun so I'm just gonna send them something and see.
they asked for four examples of recent work, so I've fixed it all up with product mockups etc, but I don't know squat about these things so it would be awesome if someone could tell me:
what's a good format? I was gonna make it a PDF catalogue. Is that ok? How do I even make a multiple page PDF?
what's a good resolution/size? I want them to see the detail but I don't want a gigantic unwieldy file.
what do you write in the text/ cv thing at the end? Whenever I start I feel so phony. What the hell do you write about yourself without sounding like a douche? Besides a contact e-mail address, what other info would you even include there?
if you've only sold 4 pieces of art in your life and none of it looks very impressive when written down, do you just not write who you used to work for or do you write it anyway? What's worse, not having a previous client list or having a sad one?
any other bits of advice will be more than welcome. I'm scared out of my wits sending this in.