Do you guys have a printed portfolio when you go for a job interview or you prefer having a digital folio?. I need to get my folio reviewed but I have never printed my folio before.
Most of my work is for overseas clients so asking them to send me some samples of the final prints would be out of the question and I am not sure if I should print some brochures from officeworks and fold them myself because I know I suck at it ;).
If you want to show off the printed finishes and paper stocks (or your skills as a designer) then I suggest a printed folio. Always nicer to hold and flip through pages as well.
However, when I was looking for work I've used my iPad. It was fast, convenient, easy to update as I constantly work on new projects. For me it was the better solution than a printed folio. I've had over 50 images on my iPad but at the time of the interview my boss seem to like flipping though my work and it didn't seem too long. No fuss either. The Soapbox app is pretty awesome for that.
Can be of benefit to have one or the other, and also can be pot luck with the preference of the person interviewing with, though you can usually gauge what the studio as a whole would be interested in, If they are mainly print then sure they're gonna love to see some physical prints as that is part of your ability.
That said my favourite was a photographer showing a portfolio on an iPhone... Sorry mate not this time.
Showing actual printed pieces and being able to talk about the finishes etc. shows some ability to take a project properly through print. Some designers fall down when it comes to using papers and finishes appropriately and this is not something that can be demonstrated digitally.
That said I am leaning more towards digital these days due to the convenience, but I always bring printed copies of key projects.