7.21.2009

working girl

this blog is a place for me to share all my paper + craft loves, but sometimes i feel like my real life AND my paper life need to overlap.

so here you go: i've been interviewing for jobs in utah [in my real, non-blogging life i do PR & marketing, so if you know anyone hiring up here let me know ;) ]. i set up a few interviews, and knew that i wanted to set myself apart right away. so, i decided to make my own portfolio.



i started out by covering a plastic three-ring binder with cool sparkly paper from paper source. i wanted something with personality, but it still had to function in the corporate realm -- so this blue and gold paper was perfect.

i made my own tabs [separating my resume, writing samples and media placements] and added an elastic strap to keep it shut:



inside both covers, i lined the folder with recycled cardstock. i added an envelope in the front cover to hold little business cards:



...except of course i don't have any business cards, since i don't work at my old job in l.a. anymore. i guess the only thing i have right now to set me apart is this blog [which also links to my etsy shop, of course, so my potential interviewers could see that i'm SERIOUS about paper. haha]...so i made some mini business cards out of gray cardstock and graph paper -- with a little of my newest love, hand-stitched embellishments of course:



i felt very prepared going into my interviews. buuuuuut i still don't have a job. come on, you'd hire me with a portfolio this good-looking, right? :) i'll keep you posted.

5 comments:

  1. Oooh how exciting about the interviews - I am sure it will all go well! Wouldn't it be cool if ALL those places wanted to hire you and started an all-out bidding war!!! Yeah!

    I love that binder. So cute, and a cute business card to match - love it!

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  2. Lyndsey! Phenomenal job on the portfolio! It seriously looks amazing.
    Keeping my fingers crossed that everything works out...

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  3. Cool. Great idea! What stationary place could resist you once they saw that?

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  4. In a heartbeat. I love Paper Source business cards. Is that what you're using there, or are yours homemade? They look like they're the gravel color. It's great.

    (Good luck, by the way!)

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  5. i love that portfolio! you are good! sweet little blog card, too! :)

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