Creating a Successful Graphic Design Portfolio

This book aims to strike a balance between offering practical advice on portfolio
and career development. This advice is complemented by views and
commentary from practicing design professionals. Creating a Successful Graphic
Design ...

Author: Irina Lee

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350031999

Category: Design

Page: 200

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Being able to present yourself and your work in the best way possible is a necessary skill that all new designers must master before embarking on a career--be it freelance or working within a design firm. The author provides practical advice combined with insights and personal stories from leading design professionals. The book focuses on the practical aspects of creating a great portfolio such as what potential employers or clients look for in a portfolio, how to present yourself, dealing with criticism, replying to tough interview questions and more. A unique chapter called 'Portfolio Workshop (or Portfolio Clinic)' includes sample spreads from portfolios (good and bad) with critiques and helpful commentary from leading designers. The author also includes templates for cover letters, CVs, etc. Finally, a 'Toolbox' section will include sample prompts for frequently asked interview questions and a short section on running your own freelancing practice. All in all, everything to encourage and advise the new designer.
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The Graphic Designer s Guide to Portfolio Design

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 helps students successfully transition from design ...

Author: Debbie Rose Myers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118428146

Category: Design

Page: 336

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Landing a job in graphic design or multimedia starts with the creation of a portfolio that showcases a student's 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 helps students successfully transition from design student to design professional. Now fully updated, it is the only guide to creating job-winning print-based and digital portfolios specifically for graphic designers.
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Portfolios Online

They work in Southampton, Pennsylvania and give lectures throughout the United States. They have also co-authored several book including More Paper Sculpture, Digital Focus and The Designer's Guide to Webtype.

Author: Kathleen Ziegler

Publisher: Hearst Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110199077

Category: Design

Page: 159

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Nick Greco and Kathleen Ziegler team up to reveal the secrets behind the success of creating a dynamic and impressive online portfolio. What they provide are the essentials--exactly what designers need to succeed. Each chapter covers a single aspect of creating a successful online portfolio, including the entrance, thumbnails, portfolios, motion graphics, resumes and Web site layouts. Portfolios Online also highlights the best features from a selection of cyberportfolio Web sites. All of these features were selected for their promotional excellence and are sure to jumpstart readers' online marketing skills, inspiring them to showcase their own portfolios on the Web. Kathleen Ziegler and Nick Greco are the principals of Dimensional Illustrators, Inc. which they founded to promote three-dimensional illustration in advertising and publishing. They work in Southampton, Pennsylvania and give lectures throughout the United States. They have also co-authored several book including More Paper Sculpture, Digital Focus and The Designer's Guide to Webtype.
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Graphic Design Portfolio Strategies for Print and Digital Media

This book presents the task of creating that all-important portfolio for today's print and interactive design fields in a manageable series of steps.

Author: Robert Rowe

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 0136140319

Category: Design

Page: 108

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This book presents the task of creating that all-important portfolio for today's print and interactive design fields in a manageable series of steps. Portfolio Laboratory for Graphic Design serves as a sourcebook for graphic design students who are planning the design of their portfolio for applications to graduate schools, grants, scholarships, employment opportunities, and fellowships. Strategies in design principles are illustrated with examples of successful portfolios from design students along with tips and insights from top professionals in the field.
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Design Matters Portfolios 01

This book defines the core elements of self-promotion and portfolio creation and provides the insights graphic designers need to showcase their work in unique and creative ways.

Author: Maura Keller

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 9781616738761

Category: Design

Page: 192

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During the past few years, portfolio management and self-promotion have taken on a far greater role within a graphic designer’s business model. The degree to which they can increase their earned revenue through exceptionally defined, marketing-oriented promotions and portfolio management is paramount. These individuals and agencies now identify their product as cultural tourism and stress the role of their work as economic generators. This book defines the core elements of self-promotion and portfolio creation and provides the insights graphic designers need to showcase their work in unique and creative ways. Case studies demonstrate the different techniques designers use to create successful portfolios for different audiences and measure the results of those efforts. The book also details how often portfolios should be updated and distributed and determine workable budgets to produce a great portfolio.
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The Graphic Designer s Guide to Creative Marketing

You know you've got the talent, now let them know it-your complete guide to finding, winning, and keeping good clients Written by a graphic designer and successful marketing consultant, this book is the most complete guide available to ...

Author: Linda Cooper Bowen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471293148

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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You know you've got the talent, now let them know it-your complete guide to finding, winning, and keeping good clients Written by a graphic designer and successful marketing consultant, this book is the most complete guide available to marketing your services, with clear, practical, step-by-step instructions on every aspect of graphic design marketing, including: * Developing and implementing a marketing plan * Researching prospective clients * Creating effective marketing materials * Cold calling and follow-ups * Effective communication * Dressing for success * Resumes, cover letters, and portfolios * Proposals, bids, and contracts * Keeping good clients-account management Also included are sample business forms, contracts, proposals, letters, and checklists, along with stunning full-color examples of successful self-promotion campaigns for every budget. Throughout the book, there are fascinating and instructive interviews with clients as well as graphic designers from across the country who share what they've learned about marketing and managing graphic design services.
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How to Create a Portfolio and Get Hired Second Edition

This book shows those embarking on an illustration or graphic design career how best to put together an effective, professional portfolio.

Author: Fig Taylor

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1780672926

Category: Design

Page: 160

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This book shows those embarking on an illustration or graphic design career how best to put together an effective, professional portfolio. It discusses what to include and how to organize and display the work, and also advises on presentation techniques and selfpromotion. Both print and digital portfolios are examined. Deciding who to approach for work is of key importance whether you are looking for a full-time position or freelance work, and the book maps out the creative marketplace, examining the main areas of work and describing the types of position available in each, and how the commissioning process works. Tips are included from commissioners and practitioners working in magazine and book publishing, design, advertising, TV/film and beyond, as well as agents and educators. The book also features a listings section detailing online resources and publications to aid research, suppliers, specialist libraries, industry-related trade fairs, and professional organizations.
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Becoming a Successful Graphic Designer

As students prepare to enter the world of work, there are many decisions that they need to make about what type of career they want: Freelancing?

Author: Neil Leonard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474255417

Category: Design

Page: 192

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As students prepare to enter the world of work, there are many decisions that they need to make about what type of career they want: Freelancing? Working in a design agency? Setting up their own business? They also need the practical advice about how to work with clients, how to organize themselves, billing, etc. Through interviews with people at all levels of design, the author provides down to earth and straight forward information that is relevant to today's students looking to start a career in design.
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Stand Out

In Stand Out: Building Your Design Portfolio, Denise Anderson offers a hands-on, three-step, full-color action plan for establishing your unique brand, crafting a killer portfolio, tailoring and delivering your message, getting your perfect ...

Author: Denise Anderson

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0134134087

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Page: 264

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The design marketplace has never been more competitive, or demanded more from emerging talent. To succeed, you must navigate the transition from learner to professional with purpose and precision. In Stand Out: Building Your Design Portfolio, Denise Anderson offers a hands-on, three-step, full-color action plan for establishing your unique brand, crafting a killer portfolio, tailoring and delivering your message, getting your perfect design job, and excelling once you're hired. In this superbly organized and beautifully designed book, Anderson distills 20+ years of experience as a graphic designer, entrepreneur, instructor, and mentor, offering you powerful insights and easy-to-use tools for successfully launching your career. Whether you're in graphic design, advertising design, interactive or web design, fashion, or any other design field, Anderson will help you identify what makes you unique, and use it powerfully differentiate yourself from everyone else. Stand Out's step-by-step approach, hands-on work exercises, and short, easy-to-absorb chapters guide you through: Clarifying your brand purpose and unique attributes Designing your brand identity, encompassing all brand touchpoints Creating an online presence that showcases you at your best Self-promoting your brand, from social media to print "leave-behinds" Optimizing your portfolio for the industry and company where you want to work Discovering what's hot in portfolio design and strategy - and what's not Understanding what employers want from you Producing your digital and/or print portfolio Choosing your mentor(s) and creating your personal advisory board Developing a personal job plan you can start executing right now Protecting your work against theft Identifying your dream job Writing and designing outstanding resumes and job-specific cover letters Interviewing and presenting your work effectively Accepting a position and negotiating salary Succeeding in your first job, and preparing for the next Stand Out brings together all the easy-to-use forms, checklists, and tools you'll need... multiple examples of great student and young professional portfolio work to show you how it's done... dozens of great tips and tricks... "in the trenches" insights from recent graduates... all you need to get where you want to go!
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Digit

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ISBN: UOM:39015065071485

Category: Commercial art

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The Graphic Design Portfolio

How to Make a Good One Paula Scher. Introduction All work in a portfolio —15 to
25 Potential employers. 12 Stresses , knowledge 3 suitects not just design and
are not particularly knowledgeable about popular American culture .

Author: Paula Scher

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015029283259

Category: Art

Page: 160

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A practical guide for compiling a portfolio offers examples and assignments for newspaper design, retail design, book jackets, political posters, record packages, magazine design, and promotional design
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The Graphic Designer s Guide to Portfolio Design

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Author: Debbie Rose Myers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: UOM:39015059266224

Category: Architecture

Page: 170

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Tips and samples of successful portfolios will help you redesign your existing portfolio to shine in the eyes of those you want to impress! For students and professionals alike, this book shows you how to create a portfolio that demonstrates your expertise, technical skills, and creativity."--Jacket.
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Design Portfolios

are very important skills to have in order to execute a successful presentation
board . ... Unlike graphic designers , we work in 3 - D space . When you create a
building , interior , or exterior design , you are considering the design from all
three directions — X , Y , and Z. Sometimes you need to create a 3 - D form to
relay your ...

Author: Dianne Bender

Publisher: Fairchild Books

ISBN: MINN:31951D02863014T

Category: Architecture

Page: 416

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Students in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape design have always created traditional portfolios, which include all their projects in the form of physical objects that can be held and evaluated during an interview. With advances in technology, a digital version of the portfolio is becoming increasingly popular-but how does a student create one? And more important, how is it best utilized during an interview? Design Portfolios addresses these questions, moving beyond the simple checklist of skills and accomplishments that a portfolio should showcase. Quotations from practicing designers reinforce the author's guidelines for creating, maintaining, and presenting both traditional and digital portfolios. This book teaches students how to use their portfolios as a marketing tool for the most important thing they will ever sell-themselves!Features- Quotes from approximately 100 practicing architects, interior designers, and landscape architects from across the United States.- Presents a 4-step process of gathering and organizing the contents of a portfolio for the best effect.- Utilizes work of undergraduate and graduate design students to model successful portfolios.- Shows how to customize a portfolio for specific customers.- Offers tips for the job hunt, preparation of a powerful résumé, and interview strategies.- Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom
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Becoming a Graphic Designer

A revision to the bestselling visual guide to becoming a graphic designer Becoming a Graphic Designer, Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive survey of the graphic design market, including complete coverage of print and electronic media ...

Author: Steven Heller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470912979

Category: Design

Page: 368

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Creating the Creative

The project work concentrates on the designer as a composer of visual
communication with a specific social , political or cultural agenda . ... use of
appropriate media and quality of image composition , typography to forms of
visual narratives with articulation in effective design planning . ... Design Portfolio
- Graphic Design and Advertising Design The final semester provides an
environment based on self ...

Author: Robert S. Ely

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015070119352

Category: Art

Page: 392

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Smashing Logo Design

By adding Logo Design to your portfolio, you also add brand skills and unique content. This unparalleled guide dives into the topic of design theory and tells you everything you need to know in order to build remarkable logo.

Author: Gareth Hardy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119993568

Category: Computers

Page: 304

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Building Design Portfolios

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"?

Author: Sara Eisenman

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1592534384

Category: Design

Page: 192

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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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Graphic Design Career Guide

Company trademarks , or logos , make excellent portfolio pieces . It is not a
simple matter to create a successful logo ; the design must work alone without the
support of photographs or illustrations . It should be unique and distinctive while ...

Author: James Craig

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015031206892

Category: Art

Page: 159

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Describes various career opportunities in graphic design, gives advice on design schools, portfolios, and resumes, and recounts how top designers got their first job
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Show Case

Originally published in 2006 under title: Developing and maintaining a design-tech portfolio.

Author: Rafael Jaen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240819266

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Originally published in 2006 under title: Developing and maintaining a design-tech portfolio.
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ISBN: NWU:35556021952882

Category: New York (N.Y.)

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