One of my favorite bloggers, Andrea Pippins of Fly, who I had the pleasure of meeting last year and making a party hat for (worn here) at Fly's 5th Anniversary Event in DC, is not only an amazingly talented, creative person, and professor, but just an all around great person. Her background is in graphic design and she's accomplished so much (just peek around her blog!). One of the things that I like about Andrea, is that she's willing to give/share good information that she deems will be helpful to other people.
Since officially becoming a business owner as of last Friday (yay Penelope Toop Darling, look for more information in the upcoming weeks), I found her posts about "Presenting Your Design Work" and "Designing Your Portfolio," (here and here), extremely helpful to say the least. It's important that you're able to capture the essence of your work in a way that those you present it to have a clear and concise understanding of what you do (your talents/gifts).
Your work is a reflection of what you're able to do and the talents/gifts that you have so it's viably important that you're able to convey that to the rest of the world. Each day I'm amazed at how may truly creative/gifted/talented young people there are who are making their marks on the world daily! It's truly amazing and encouraging!