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Should I make the wallet?


For one of my projects in AVT 105, I made this “Chanel” purse out of can tabs. It took A LOT of work and patience to finish, but I’m very proud of the finished result. I’ve been contemplating making an accompanying wallet for it, so should I? I plan to use this as a portfolio piece in the future, but as a graphic designer I feel like maybe it doesn’t belong? I think it definitely showcases my attention to detail and my being a perfectionist, but does it work in a graphic design portfolio setting?  I guess that’s why I’ve been putting off the wallet for so long. I just don’t want to waste my time making one and not be able to use it as a sample of my work in the future. I know some portfolios aren’t just the graphic design pieces, they also show drawings, paintings, or other work by the candidate, but again, is this even something I can include in my own portfolio? Any feedback would be helpful!!


  1. sscrugg2 wrote:

    This design looks like it took a lot of hard work. I would suggest keeping up with the design to showcase your other creative ideas. Keep it up!

    Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Permalink
  2. FiFix wrote:

    This is pretty cool! I love it. And yes you should make the wallet too. You could’ve used your initials better, rather than market coach’s

    Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Permalink
  3. bfrancis wrote:

    I can tell that you put a lot of hard work into it. I think that you should definitely make the wallet. It is very unique and I love it too!

    Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Permalink
  4. nmonton001 wrote:

    I used to collect pop tabs when I was younger. I never made anything like that, but I did make bracelets. I don’t know about you, but it took me forever to collect those things! I guess it could be easier when you’re in college.

    Friday, November 30, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Permalink
  5. NR wrote:

    This is cool. How long does it take to finish this? Probably, you could create other bags with can tabs and make your own collections.

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 8:36 am | Permalink