It's a widely known fact that interior designers need a strongvisual presence in the form of a well-crafted, professional-lookingportfolio. Surprisingly, however, many interior designers aren'tequipped with the expertise required to organize and unify theirwork in a fashion that optimally conveys their talents andskills.
Portfolios for Interior Designers helps demystify theprocess by guiding the reader toward mastery in assembling awinning portfolio. It delivers essential step-by-step instructionpresented in a manner that shows interior designers how to properlyand effectively display their designs. This book also includes:
- Color and black-and-white illustrations showing portfolioelements and options
- Graphic design concepts necessary for portfolio development
- Specific information for the design of digital portfolios
- Supplemental teaching resources that direct readers to acompanion Web site
- Useful tips on the ways that popular graphics softwareapplications can be best implemented for certain portfolioelements
- Samples of cover letters and resumes, along with discussion ofjob search procedures
With the aid of real-world examples, Portfolios for InteriorDesigners examines how a portfolio can be used as an effectivetool for communicating with clients and other professionals. Amuch-needed guide, this book eliminates the uncertainty surroundingportfolio development so that interior designers can showcase theirabilities success-fully—and land the next job.
About the Author
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments.
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.
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.
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.
Types of Grids.
Four:Adobe Creative Suite Software and PortfolioDevelopment.
Working with Photographic Images.
Defining a New Document.
The InDesign Toolbox.
Five:Resumes and Related Correspondence.
Cover Letters and Thank-You Notes.
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.