One of my recent students listed their current job as “landscape architect in training” to avoid this snafu.
I would suggest visiting the ASLA job board to see how others with your level of experience are handling it. Here are some samples of student portfolio websites that include resumes for other ideas on wording and layout: Samples r…[Read more]
Peter, your comment about approaching your portfolio from a print format perspective is interesting. I think many of us who spend a lot of time at the drawing board suffer from this, and moving our personal work to digital format is a jump for some. I think that if you have a standardized filing system in place that is reflected on your co…[Read more]
@ Peter Coyle. Regarding the pdf portfolio you uploaded to this wall, here are my comments on layout.
Cover page: clean layout but a missed opportunity to immediately showcase your skills. Consider some of your images as a semi-transparent background, or a small thumbnail strategically placed. Re-format the cover to landscape orientation so…[Read more]
Update! I’ve just added an 8-week online portfolio e-blast course for professionals along with my regular 16-week course. It is a condensed version of the traditional course for those of you wanting to get your personal portfolio website out there fast!
All the info and registration materials are here.
16-week course starts A…[Read more]
One of the favorites on my shelf is “The Gardens of California” by Nancy Goslee Power. It provides great images of many major and minor southern California landscapes, with partial plant lists accompanying each project. While I was getting started on my journey into plant knowledge, this book was very inspirational to me. She also has a more…[Read more]