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Portfolios for Interior Designers / Edition 1

Portfolios for Interior Designers / Edition 1

by Maureen Mitton


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470408162
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Series: CourseSmart Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 715,159
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Maureen Mitton is a designer, educator, and author. She is currently on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin–Stout, where she has received several teaching awards. She is the coauthor of Interior Design Visual Presentation, and Residential Interior Design (with Courtney Nystuen), also published by Wiley. She is a member of IDEC, is NCIDQ qualified, and is a Certified Interior Designer.

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Table of Contents


Part I:Building Blocks.


Overview of the Job Search.

Phase 1: Preparation.

Phase 2: Research and Distribution.

Research: Types and Sources.



Phase 3: The Interview and Offer.

The Offer: Salary and Negotiation.

Internships, Contract, and Part-Time Positions.

Two:Portfolio Development.

Telling Your Story, Creating a Personal Narrative.

The Portfolio Inventory.

Portfolios for Other Reasons: Academics and Awards.

Design and Portfolio Organization.

Timing and Number of Projects.

Design Process Documentation, Construction Documents, and SampleBoards.

The Container.

Unifying Many Elements.

More about Digital Portfolios.

Portable Digital Portfolios (CDs and DVDs).

Portfolio Web Sites.

Preparing Work for the Portfolio.

Three:Grap hic Design: An Overview.

An Introduction to Typography.

Working with Type.


Creating Hierarchy.

The Grid.


Types of Grids.

Four:Adobe Creative Suite Software and PortfolioDevelopment.

Adobe Illustrator.

Illustrator Tools.

Adobe Photoshop.

Photoshop Tools.

Photoshop Palettes/Panels.

Working with Photographic Images.

Adobe InDesign.

Defining a New Document.

The InDesign Toolbox.

InDesign Palettes/Panels.


Adobe Dreamweaver.

Adobe Acrobat.

Five:Resumes and Related Correspondence.

The Resume.

Resume Design.

Resume Organization.

Word Choice.

Cover Letters and Thank-You Notes.

Cover Letters.

Thank-You Notes.

Part II:Examples.

Six:Resumes and Related Correspondence.

Seven:In the Ma il and 0n the Web.

Eight:Components from Complete Portfolios.

APPENDIX ONE:Professional Voices.

APPENDIX TWO:Personal Na rrative Exercise.

APPENDIX THREE:Portfolio Project Review and InventoryWorksheet.

APPENDIX FOUR:The Pamphlet Stitch:Instructions.


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