Twenty-six years ago the western Canadian cover music scene, which had an incredible boom in the 80’s, was starting to get stale. The venues demanded that in order to play there the cover bands needed to play from a very standardized playlist. The same songs week in and week out and the bands started to look the same.
The goal of the portfolio is the conversation. The conversation will lead to whatever it is that your goal is. But it wont get anywhere if your work doesn’t start that conversation.
Prove that you can do the work and, prove that you are able to solve problems and create strategy for clients
There is NO “perfect” number of pieces that should be in your portfolio. Work instead on focusing your portfolios and make sure you get a focus for what you want to do in your career.