Attention designers: If you have to describe why you’re showing a certain piece of work, it shouldn’t be there. Whether it’s in your portfolio, an email applying for a job, or even on behance—you’re doing yourself a disservice by showing something you obviously know mediocre. Your work should speak for itself. Also, make sure your art has a strong message. If you need to write a word in your artwork that describes the message your piece is trying to achieve—start over.
“Why am I half way into writing an essay about a piece of work that’s not my best?” If it isn’t the best, leave it out. If it is your best, you should probably step it up.