All developed samples for assessment should be collated and stored in an appropriate format. For example, a folio or an innovative method of display which enhances the work produced. Where the actual samples cannot be stored (eg Floristry), clear photographic evidence must be used to document the work produced.

As was said in Module 1, the format you choose for your Design Portfolio is up to you. Your may have started work on your Portfolio right from the beginning of this course, or maybe you have left it until now to get everything together. In either case, make sure that you have included everything required for assessment and presented your work logically, clearly and looking good.

Here are some handy checklists to make sure you've covered all you need to.

These are all the activities from the course. Have you added evidence of the work done during each activity to your portfolio?

  1. Colour Wheel
  2. Tint, Tone & Shade charts
  3. Colour Experiments
  4. Warm Colours Collage
  5. Cool Colours Collage
  6. Colour Harmony Images
  7. 3 Colour Schemes & Maquette
  8. Lines Experiment
  9. Mark Making Experiments
  10. Shape Collage
  11. Illusions of Form
  12. Texture Images & Ideas for you craft
  13. Texture Experiments (Visual & Surface)
  14. Pattern Samples
  15. Golden Section Images
  16. Rule of Thirds Images
  17. Balance sketches/collages
  18. Inspirational Images from visits, catalogues etc.
  19. Assignment 1 - 6 Design Ideas & Samples/Maquettes
  20. Assignment 2 - 6 Developed Design Ideas & Samples/Maquettes

For the 2 Sampling Assignments have you included notes about the following points?

  • How the materials, tools and equipment were used.
  • Reasons for selecting the materials, tools and equipment used.
  • A record of the techniques and processes used.
  • The health and safety considerations that were taken into account.
  • An evaluation of your design ideas (what worked, what didn't work, what would you do differently next time?)
  • A brief evaluation of the techniques and sampling to include strengths and weaknesses of the process and results and lessons learned from the experimentation.

Make sure your Portfolio is organised, methodical and easy for your assessor to find their way around it. Presentation is half the battle!