I’ve always found it a little strange when some designers don’t have a portfolio.
I guess it’s because I learned early in my career, how much of an impact it made that I had one. The thing is, one of the reasons I got my first job, was because I was the only applicant who had a portfolio. It made it easier for the company to see what skills I possessed and that I could execute on these.
We are very lucky in the design industry, how many other industries can you actually show the company what you are capable of, before getting the interview?
It’s an amazing tool, and I highly recommend you take advantage of the opportunity and make that portfolio!