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factfile7.3 Folders of work


If time is short or if you have not factored presentation preparation into your project plan when calculating how to allocate the 40 hours allowed to complete work for Unit 03, the simplest solution is a folder of printed work. However, after thinking through the time, effort and resources needed, you might decide that it is not such a time saver after all.


An plain A4 size ring binder file is the most obvious solution. Customise it to fit the theme of your client brief. Use plastic sleeves and plain coloured paper to display your work to best advantage while protecting it and making it easier to browse through. Include good quality colour print outs of your graphic products, photos or visualisations of any 3D products, and screenshots of web based outcomes such as web banners or web photos. For maximum impact these should be as large as your printer allows and on good quality paper. Include your process book in the folder for assessment (though a designer would not show this to a client) and lay out your graphics as carefully and neatly as possible.

Use display boards for larger prints. Avoid hand written labels except for annotations in your process book, where typed and printed notes would not be appropriate. Try to find a novel way to divide the folder into sections: for example, dividers that reflect the theme of the assignment scenario or that use the logo you created would reinforce your personal "branding" as a digital image maker. Have one section at the front to showcase your final graphic products and one section for each of the 6 Assessment Objectives. Make life easy for your assessor and at the same time show how well organised you are. You could alternatively use an envelope folder of art portfolio case. Your art and design department will be able to give sound advice on this type of traditional, practical presentation of graphic work.

You can make the evidence and process documents you submit more visually arresting and impressive by using Desktop Publishing (DTP) software like Serif PagePlus to lay out your work to a professional standard. Use PagePlus to plan, revise and edit your writing, as well as to improve accuracy, conciseness, layout and presentation. The interface will be immediately familiar to users of Serif software products even if you have never used this program before. Print your finished commentaries directly from the program as PDFs.

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