Are you one of those people who have spent hours... days... weeks... months... perfecting your print portfolio? If so, you're probably one of those people who has wished you could share all that hard work on your Archinect profile. Well, we have good news for you today!
PDF portfolios embedded on Archinect can be viewed full screen, with full zooming to see the tiniest drawing detail clearly. Image above is taken from Toshiki Hirano's Archinect profile
All of you with an Archinect People profile can now embed your PDF portfolio by embedding your profile with Issuu. We've been really impressed with how Issuu handles PDF viewing on the web, and apparently it's the most popular PDF-hosting service for Archinectors too. So if you have a PDF portfolio ready to share, embed that full-screen goodness now to take your job applications to the next level.
How to embed your Issuu PDF
So why do you need to add your PDF portfolio when you already have your projects added to your Archinect profile?
You don't! But if your portfolio has a lot of detailed lined drawings, or has been carefully formatted in a custom way, this is a great way to extend your profile and further express your unique creativity.
Should I upload a PDF portfolio instead of adding my projects individually to my Archinect portfolio?
You can, but we often feature projects, and projects are searchable (and will soon be added to your school or alama mater's Archinect School Profile, so adding both your PDF portfolio and your individual projects is best if you want your work to get seen by the widest audience of employers and colleagues.
Above: Ania Szczurek's PDF portfolio embedded onto her profile, along with her projects.
For more about Issuu, check out the video below. Have any questions or comments? Let us know here or send us an email.
Have you uploaded your portfolio to your profile? Show it off in the comments!
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