October 16, 2013

Star agent Julianna Akuamoah from our Boston office shares hot tips on turning your online portfolio from Not to Hot.

Is there any better tipster than someone who sees hundreds of portfolios every week?

That answer is no.

Here they are, in no particular order of importance:

1. Do your research
2. Make an impact
3. Keep it fresh
4. Make sure every piece is functional

But you have to watch the video to get the full skinny.

And you can also wonder, like us, just how she got down from that statue.

Looking for more content? We have a comprehensive blog post on the Top 10 Portfolio Tips for Freelance Designers as well as a post of our staff’s picks for the Top Free Portfolio Sites.

Then get out there and spruce up your portfolio! Afterwards, you can reach out to your local Vitamin T agent and show off your hard work.

Curious about what vitamin t can do for you?

Whether you're looking for talent or looking for work, Vitamin T can help!

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Comments (6)

Would you please make good quality captions? Auto caps are not acceptable. Good quality captions are as important as good quality audio - meaning no typos, proper punctuation, speaker identification, sound description, proper line breaks, synching with speech, etc. DCMP has guidelines for good quality captions (http://www.dcmp.org/captioningkey/quality_captioning.html). Also, check audio-accessibility.com to learn more why good quality captions are important as part of universal access. Thanks!
Deaf, Mon., September 3, 4:50 PM
Thanks for the comments and the suggestions. We’re sorry that you couldn’t get a good translation of the video via YouTube. I emailed our Director of Marketing Operations and found out that since we publish all our video on YouTube, we’re bound to their settings for captioning. I’m sorry we don’t have a more helpful answer for you. If you become aware of any technology that works with Google’s captioning to improve it, please let us know and I’ll make sure I pass that information along. Thanks!
Tim Donnelly, Thu., September 6, 7:42 PM
Thanks for the response. As I already explained in the above message, captions need to be of good quality, and as an experienced YouTube user, I'm telling you that it is possible to clean up captions on your own or hire a professional to create good quality captions for YouTube videos. Please check the websites I referred to you. There's no technology to create captions, it's humans that need to create good quality captions.
Deaf, Thu., September 6, 9:10 PM
Also, please contact "YouTube Ready" Qualified Captioning Vendors to add good quality captions on YouTube videos: http://youtubeready.dcmp.org/
Deaf, Thu., September 6, 9:36 PM
YouTube is one of the best players that have captioning feature. The problem is not the technology. Captioning feature is just a tool, and you need a qualified transcriber to add good quality captions to your videos. It would be like using Photoshop to automatically retouch all photos without the regards of quality. Photoshop is a tool, too, and if not used properly, a photo would not be retouched properly. Same with using a captioning tool that needs to be used properly.
Deaf, Thu., September 6, 9:40 PM
Thanks for clarifying! I'll pass along all your information to our Director today.
Tim Donnelly, Fri., September 7, 11:56 AM

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