Not my portfolio, I’ve been out of school for a while but from time to time I get to go back to my old university to mentor/review/guide fellow graphic design students. Today was one of those days.
Today I got to go back and do a portfolio midterm review for a portfolio class of a fellow friend/mentor of mine. The class had about 15 students and all with high potential. Some were ahead of others but didn’t mean they couldn’t be at that level. I went through every single student’s portfolio one by one giving individual and group tips and feedback. They were asking me questions throughout the day and I was more than happy to answer.
I had so much fun doing so and I thankful for my creative director for letting me have the day off for doing such things. He actually encourages it. It amazes me the kind of work our youth is able to produce these days and for me to come out and help these kids refine their work for a better outcome was a reward in itself.
They really appreciated all the feedback I was able to give them. You could just see it in their eyes, both the passion and frustration they have for design. Which reminds me of myself when I was in their position which is why I love doing this. I know with today’s feedback that I gave them, the end result will be that much better.
Who knows? I could see myself teaching because I could get use to this view.