"Most online articles tend to offer advice on just web-based portfolios. I’ve found that information addressing print portfolios is sorely lacking even though many design programs still require them to graduate." Such an awesome article about portfolios.
In a similar but opposite manner to the pineapple image, the white creates contrast to the gold text allowing the test to dominate the image. Within the textual elements, the size of "WE DO." makes it the most dominant element in the design.
I think we could use this design for a sports layout. It also uses layers of basketball players so it contributes to our theme, and it also incorporates text for maybe the title.//// I like how this design incorporates players in the NBA.