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To scamp or not to scamp?

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11:16 AM | 29 January 2014
by Jim Compton-hall
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When putting together your folio you'll have to decide whether to scamp your ideas or mock them up with photography, illustration or some Photoshop.


When putting together your portfolio you'll probably be faced with this decision: Do you quickly scamp your ideas or mock them up with some photography, illustration or Photoshopping?

Each have their pros and cons but overall it really doesn't matter. Create the portfolio you want to create. It all comes down to the ideas and almost no one will care how they are presented.

Many agencies have their own art workers who may be better than you. So you may not be hired for your Photoshopping skills. Therefore it's probably better to just grab your marker pens and scamp most things. But we've put together some reasons below to help you choose between scamping or mocking up work for your portfolio.

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