I remember for the first few months after graduating from college and design school I kept a large physical portfolio of my work in the car, always ready to show at the instant of opportunity. What a cumbersome hassle! These days it’s a lot easier to direct a potential client or employer to a website. Recognizing creatives often work and interact outside their office, perhaps even better is this iOS app from MOO, the online print and design company specializing in business cards.

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MOO Monogram is both a portfolio creation tool and mobile presentation feature using the card motif as a hierarchical and aggregative visual system anyone can build and understand. In simplest terms, using the app resembles assembling a collection of Pinterest boards, but optimized for a small mobile screen.

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Designed for offline access without the need for wi-fi or a network connection, MOO Monogram stores each miniature portfolio locally. Text cards can also be added to interject copy between photo cards, making them a streamlined mobile alternative to a Powerpoint presentation (connected via Airplay, users could push their mobile portfolio onto a TV screen or computer display quickly); each portfolio can be assigned a URL for sharing via Twitter, Facebook, email, or embedded into a website.

For those operating in the visual fields, it is often the case that a picture does speak for a thousand words, and a tool like Monogram makes speeding through a portfolio for consideration as easy, but elegantly, as possible.

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MOO Mongram is a free iOS download available at the Apple iTunes App Store.