If you have been busy and have amassed a body of work that you consider ‘portfolio quality’, the next step is to prepare your pieces for public viewing. You might build your portfolio in a class or have already started a website to showcase your work: websites, graphic designs, and multimedia pieces. However, the portfolio website is not the only element you should use to prepare yourself for finding employment in the industry.

Other important steps

Build your brand

Through your logo, color and typographic choices, which will be applied through various media, like your business card. Check out these unconventional designs: http://mashable.com/2013/05/16/crazy-business-cards/

Join Behance

Add your projects (in progress and completed) to Behance- gain followers and be part of a community of other creative artists: http://www.behance.net/

Prepare a video CV

Check out these examples: http://speckyboy.com/2014/03/27/inspiring-creative-designers-video-cvs/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+speckboy-design-magazine+%28Speckyboy+Design+Magazine%29