Getting started

Getting Started

When applying for jobs in Landscape Architecture you will more often than not be required to send practices a portfolio of your work, in addition to your CV. This resource has been developed by recent graduate Sophie Entwisle to help you make the right decisions when developing both. It is not too early to start thinking about this, the earlier you start the less pressure there will be when you do need to apply for jobs and the more opportunity you will have to get feedback on your work.

The first step is to decide what you need. There are several options suggested below, in what context they might be useful and some top tips when developing them.

What? How? Notes
Paper Portfolio Use at interview Most appropriate sizes are usually A3 or A4
Digital Portfolio Useful to send to employers when applying for a job Keep file size and quantity of work in this portfolio low, this would be a snapshot of you
Online Portfolio Useful to send to employers, to upload more interactive work, to have an onlne presence and be part of an online community See online portfolio for more information on this