How to Get Noticed by a Creative Director: Notes from a Thousand Portfolios

How to Get Noticed by a Creative Director: Notes from a Thousand Portfolios

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Part of my role as Creative Director at Visual.ly is to evaluate infographic designer candidates and make sure the best are members of our Marketplace. Mostly, this involves reviewing around 20 to 100 portfolios per week. After looking at thousands of portfolios this year, I have come up with somes tips for designers to stick to if they are looking to get the attention of a creative director.

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