This is one of those things that I can't believe I didn't think of sooner. Although I have always wanted to put together a photo album of my work, it's been on my to-do list for years now. I read a post yesterday about a crochet portfolio that was a tremendous wake up call.
It makes sense that any aspiring crochet designer would have a portfolio to showcase their talents and provide a professional presentation of their skills to those who would purchase their designs. A portfolio is as important to an artist as a resume is to a business person. Even freelance writers have a portfolio of writing samples.
What is a portfolio in this sense? It is a collection of the artist's recent work that showcases their talents and vision. Therefore, a crochet portfolio should have copies of recently published items as well as design proposals ready for sale. Art portfolios are in specialty cases due to their size. A crochet design portfolio can be in a 3-ring binder or a computer tablet.
I think I will create mine using the 3-ring binder. Swatches are part of the proposal, and you can't feel and stretch the fabric represented by a computer tablet or laptop. As I am new to this, I have many more design proposals than published works. The portfolio is going on my to-do list so it will be ready when I need it. Maybe I'll actually get that photo album done as well...