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What should I write about myslef in my portfolio?
show user profile  S. Silard
Long story short, I did not worked anywhere near the industry, neither attended any fancy university. I'm self taught, 3D is my hobby for 7 years now. But I do not have any professional experience.

What should I write in my Resume and portfolio's about section? The date I got that 3DS Max 2013 Certified Professional certification? Or a story about my passion for computer graphics? Or what?
Seriously, anything that comes to my mind feels just a filler....

Congrats, you found my signature.

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4/13/2016 3:25:29 PM (last edit: 4/13/2016 3:25:29 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
The first thing I write is that I'm self taught (this isn't a negative, you appear to be someone self motivated, and more easy to manipulate into working overtime... I know all about that... don't ask).

Then I would write why you chose this industry and what career or ambitions you have (this lets them know you'll be pushing the bar to get promotions).

Then I'd bullshit, if I were you and say you've done some freelance (I can lie for you if you need a reference), and working on some modding.
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4/13/2016 3:46:03 PM (last edit: 4/13/2016 3:46:03 PM)
show user profile  S. Silard
Hmm, thanks, sounds like a good advice.
Also, if I put in a sentence or two about how I love CG related forums because of C&C, that would mean they know I'm less likely to start arguing with art director for example? Am I correct? Is this the point of that part of the portfolio?

Also, About/Summary are meant to contain what Resume does only a bit shorter?

Congrats, you found my signature.

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4/13/2016 4:30:13 PM (last edit: 4/13/2016 4:30:13 PM)
show user profile  FX
Keep it as short as possible, make it original, some portfolios you read are cringe-worthy and look like pre composed resumes.

pictures speak a 1000 words.

edit:

of course it depends how hard you want to sell yourself and who your selling it to, some go waaay OTT.


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4/13/2016 5:21:40 PM (last edit: 4/13/2016 5:27:06 PM)
show user profile  3Ddeath
Although "keep it original" can be double edged sword, its possible to be so original that nobody will ever hire you.

But ya, I agree, keep it short, honest and don't make it look like your trying too hard to sell yourself.


Portfolio Site
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4/13/2016 7:59:08 PM (last edit: 4/13/2016 7:59:08 PM)
show user profile  S. Silard
Okay. I think I have my direction now. Deffiniatelly will post it here when I actually make it. Right now I'm more concerned about the content. That's what matters after all. Also I'm experimenting with these portfolio builder websites.

Congrats, you found my signature.

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4/13/2016 8:03:45 PM (last edit: 4/13/2016 8:03:45 PM)
show user profile  chillywilson
Always insert 1 point joke.
I use to put: 100% coffee intake efficiency down.
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4/13/2016 8:18:00 PM (last edit: 4/13/2016 8:18:00 PM)
show user profile  S. Silard
Seriously?

Congrats, you found my signature.

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4/13/2016 10:30:55 PM (last edit: 4/13/2016 10:30:55 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Definitely add some humour. Mention that you have a very large manhood.




Click here to send me an emailClick here to visit my websiteClick here to visit my photo gallery on Flickr

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4/13/2016 10:36:48 PM (last edit: 4/13/2016 10:36:48 PM)
show user profile  S. Silard
You guys kidding me!

Congrats, you found my signature.

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4/13/2016 11:17:45 PM (last edit: 4/13/2016 11:17:45 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
In my bio stats I always put down 8 inches, so they know I'm a player. It helps build the right picture in their minds of how you might interact within the company.

[edit] If you want to be shoehorned in with a company in the UK just say you're male but identify as lesbian, the government is building a database to ensure that companies don't hire the best man for the job, but the most diverse.
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4/13/2016 11:45:06 PM (last edit: 4/13/2016 11:49:57 PM)
show user profile  chillywilson
In the end you need to stand out against everybody else and insert just 1 little thing that people will remember you by
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4/14/2016 5:24:29 AM (last edit: 4/14/2016 5:24:29 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
Actually, in my CV, in the "About me" section, I just put, "I am a 3D generalist with experience making AAA titles, advertising and technical simulations."

Short, sweet, and forces my art to speak for me. Picture worth a thousand words and all...
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4/14/2016 11:18:27 PM (last edit: 4/14/2016 11:18:59 PM)
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