Stacked stones. Photo by Aperture Vintage on Unsplash

A Body of Work

I tell my student workers all the time to work on their portfolios. And keep them up.

Sadly, I haven’t followed my own advice. Now, after doing web and design for 25 years, I wish I’d curated my creations.

Where does one begin building a portfolio in mid-career?

Do I dig into the archives and document projects from the past? Or, should I focus on the present? What about starting from my resume? Or my social feeds or file archives?

A happy medium I think I can live with might be to focus on current projects AND dredge up a few things from the archive. After all, if Jack White can do it, so can I.