The Graphic Designer's Guide to Portfolio Design / Edition 2

The Graphic Designer's Guide to Portfolio Design / Edition 2

by Debbie Rose Myers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470184760

ISBN-13: 9780470184769

Pub. Date: 12/15/2008

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

How to create job-winning print-based and digital portfolios

Landing your dream job in graphic design or multimedia starts with the creation of a portfolio that showcases your best work. With sample portfolios, interviews with leaders in graphic design and advertising industries, and step-by-step instruction for creating professional print and digital portfolios,

Overview

How to create job-winning print-based and digital portfolios

Landing your dream job in graphic design or multimedia starts with the creation of a portfolio that showcases your best work. With sample portfolios, interviews with leaders in graphic design and advertising industries, and step-by-step instruction for creating professional print and digital portfolios, this book tells you what you need to know to make the transition from design student to design professional.

You'll learn:

  • What should be included in a winning creative (or design) portfolio
  • The whys and the hows of digital portfolio interface design
  • Things that can go wrong in your portfolio development—and how to fix them
  • How to write a résumé, an artist's statement, and a cover letter
  • How to truly impress during a job interview

The best way to convince a prospective client or employer about your talent and experience is to let your work speak for itself! This guide shows you how.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470184769
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/15/2008
Edition description:
Second
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsv
Chapter 1The Portfolio Process-Start to Finish1
Chapter 2Planning Your Portfolio8
Chapter 3The Traditional Portfolio: The Resume, Cover Letter, and Business Card19
Chapter 4The Traditional Portfolio: Design and Art Projects34
Chapter 5The Digital Portfolio: CD-ROMs and Web Sites48
Chapter 6The Digital Portfolio: Technical Elements66
Chapter 7The Design Phase80
Chapter 8Working with Type94
Chapter 9Maneuvering around Your Site: Navigation105
Chapter 10Advanced Design Techniques116
Chapter 11Designer Checklists135
Chapter 12Taking Interviews and Presenting Your Portfolio141
Bibliography163
AppendixInternet Resources163
Index165

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