The Graphic Designer's Guide to Portfolio Design

Overview

This book is developed to provide students with everything they need to know to make the transition from design student to design professional. It provides step-by-step instruction for creating professional portfolios, both traditional and digital. Interviewing tips, sample resumes and cover letters, and action verb lists help students prepare for their job search. The second edition includes new sample portfolios, robust case studies, and updated information on digital portfolio trends and techniques. A ...
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Overview

This book is developed to provide students with everything they need to know to make the transition from design student to design professional. It provides step-by-step instruction for creating professional portfolios, both traditional and digital. Interviewing tips, sample resumes and cover letters, and action verb lists help students prepare for their job search. The second edition includes new sample portfolios, robust case studies, and updated information on digital portfolio trends and techniques. A companion website will feature additional examples and links to design resources.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118428146
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/21/2013
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 447,575
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Debbie Rose Myers, MFA, EdS, is a professor of graphic design, advertising, and web design at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida, where she also teaches portfolio design courses and develops curricula for graphic design and multimedia programs.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments x

1 The Portfolio Process—Start to Finish 1

2 Planning Your Portfolio 15

3 The Traditional Portfolio: 31

The Résumé, Cover Letter, and Business Card

4 The Traditional Portfolio: 55

Design and Art Projects

5 The Digital Portfolio: 83

CD-ROMs, DVDs, and Web Sites

6 The Digital Portfolio: 111

Technical Elements

7 The Design Phase 129

8 Working with Type 151

9 Maneuvering around Your Site: 171

Navigation

10 The Web-Based Portfolio: 187

Web Page Design

11 The Web-Based Portfolio: 211

Technical Elements

12 Multimedia and Your Interface 229

13 Designer Checklists 253

14 Using Social Media to Land a Great Job 265

15 Taking Interviews and Presenting 285

Your Portfolio

Glossary 309

Bibliography 320

Index 321

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