New to graphic design and freelancing? Need a portfolio but no one wants to hire you yet? Then you need to create your own work first.
One of the best resources out there for this is Briefbox. The website has an impressive number of creative briefs covering all disciplines of graphic design, from packaging to print and web design. Created by a designer who saw a need for it in the market, Briefbox gives you an almost infinite source of ideas to practice your creativity. Here’s a quote from their site which explains the reasons behind starting this initiative:
“Briefbox™ was set up by Joel Alexander; Creative Director of British design agency – ORCA™. After seeing hundreds of portfolios and job applications come through the door, Joel was shocked at how many lacked design work that emulated real client based projects that his agency have to deal with on a daily basis.”
In addition to this online resource, I also bought this book by Jessica Glaser. It’s packed with design briefs of different levels of difficulty and I highly recommend it. Below is a picture of the cover and another of its contents pages, to get an idea of what it includes. If you’d like to buy it, you can find it on Bookdepository.