Portfolio: Content Guidelines and Design Tutorials

Building a Professional Portfolio

As a junior and senior in the school of BIS, you will create a professional portfolio using Adobe Dreamweaver. Many of you have at least some experience using Dreamweaver – worklinks for example – but some of you probably have never used Dreamweaver beyond this application. It's our belief that learning how to use industry-standard software as a tool to complete a project is essential for student learning and will give students an edge in the job market after high school. Let's face it, technology propels our world forward, and is an integral part of our lives and the way we do business – without the skills and tools to keep pace, you might just find yourself left in the dust of the past.

As part of the development of your Professional Portfolio, you will explore a potential career you are interested in. Furthermore, you will research a college or university that you would like to attend so you may secure your dream job. The theme of your portfolio will reflect your collegiate or career interests.

We've divided the steps and guidelines in two sections: Content and Design. You must complete the required content modules before moving on to the design modules. Completing the content modules first will make it easier for you to complete the design.

Student Portfolio Examples

You can explore previous students' portfolios by visiting The Student Portfolio Page. You can see the various changes and improvements over the last few years. We constantly revise and update the requirements each year, building upon the successes and failures of content requirements and design.

Design Modules

The portfolio tutorials are divided into separate modules to reflect the design process. The tutorials are numbered to make it easier to pick up where you left off. Each tutorial includes an embeded Youtube tutorial video.