The Graphic Designer's Guide to Portfolio Design

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/15/2008
  • Publisher: Wiley
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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.

Author Biography

Debbie Rose Myers, MFA, EdS, is an instructor of graphic design, advertising, and multimedia at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida.

Table of Contents

The Portfolio Process - Start to Finishp. 2
Planning Your Portfoliop. 15
The Traditional Portfolio: The Resume, Cover Letter, and Business Cardp. 30
The Traditional Portfolio: Design and Art Projectsp. 52
The Digital Portfolio: CD-ROMs, DVDs, and Web Sitesp. 72
The Digital Portfolio: Technical Elementsp. 94
The Design Phasep. 109
Working with Type and Layoutp. 126
Maneuvering around Your Site: Navigationp. 144
The Web-based Portfolio: Web Page Designp. 158
The Web-based Portfolio: Technical Elementsp. 172
Multimedia and Your Interfacep. 189
Designer Checklistsp. 209
Taking Interviews and Presenting Your Portfoliop. 220
Glossaryp. 240
Bibliographyp. 252
Internet Resourcesp. 254
Indexp. 257
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