Building Design Portfolios: Innovative Concepts for Presenting Your Work

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Overview


New in Paperback! Brush up your books and PDF portfolios and improve your understanding of what the current standards are.

Presenting one's portfolio is where every designer begins his or her career. Therefore, crafting a portfolio, whether online or for presentation in person, is an essential skill for survival. Because a portfolio can make or break a career, it is vital that designers go out armed with all the right moves and materials.

This book talks both to the professionals who have both designed their own portfolios and those on the other side of the table who have looked at scores of portfolios, to uncover the tips and tricks that have won jobs, as well as the must-avoid moves that have lost opportunities. This book is not only a handbook for dos and don'ts; it also provides plenty of inspiration from a wide collection of portfolios, both virtual and real-life.

This book asks leaders in the field about the real-world realities of presenting one's work for consideration and answers the question, "What sells and what doesn't"?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592534388
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Series: Design Field Guide Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 973,679
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author


Sara Eisenman (Milton, MA) started designing books in 1977 at Random House and later designed for Pantheon, Knopf, the Modern Library, and Houghton Mifflin. She is an award-winning designer who has taught at Harvard University, Columbia University, and the Rhode Island School of Design.
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Table of Contents

Making a working portfolio 13
Presentation boxes, cases, and portfolios 24
Presenting a print portfolio 40
Job hunting 46
Promotions 52
Creating interactive portfolios and Websites 74
Motion graphics and broadcast design portfolios 80
Portfolios that got jobs 87
Professional print portfolios 94
Student print portfolios 114
Nontraditional portfolios 140
Interactive portfolios and Websites 162
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