Your portfolio is another aspect of your application that we find important, even if you have no design background. We look at your portfolio to get a feel for your qualities as a designer, but also to see if your skills match the profile of our design department.
We value overall conceptual and graphical quality of the projects, and skills in both the physical and digital realm (e.g., sketching and prototyping, but also scripting, programming and electronics). Explicitly mention your personal contribution on the process and result.
- Number of pages and projects
We regularly come across portfolios that span over 50 pages. This taxes our ability to evaluate applications. Less is often more.
Pay attention to the graphical quality of your portfolio.
The PDF or PowerPoint of your portfolio should have a manageable size of <5Mb.