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This highly illustrated introduction guides the interior designer through all of the steps needed to develop a professional portfolio by providing basic elements and principles of graphic design. Popular software used in portfolio development and creation, including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator is introduced in terms of how each program may be most useful for certain portfolio elements. This book also uses extensive, real world examples of portfolios, including illustrations of actual portfolios. Examples of cover letters, resumes, and discussion of job search processes are also covered in detail.
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.
Table of Contents
|Overview Of The Job Search|
|Research and Distribtion|
|The Interview and Offer|
|Telling Your Story, Creating a Personal Narrative|
|Portfolios for Other Reasons: Academics and Awards|
|Design and Portfolio Organization|
|Timing and Number of Projects|
|Design Process Documentation, Construction Documents and Sample|
|Unifying Many Elements|
|More about Digital Portfolios|
|Portable Digital Portfolios (CDs and DVDs)|
|Portfolio Web Sites|
|Preparing Work for the Portfolio|
|Graphic Design: An Overview|
|An Introduction to Typography|
|Working With Type|
|Types of Grids|
|Adobe CS Software and Portfolio Development|
|Selection Arrow and Direct Selection Tool|
|Defining a New Document|
|Resume and Related Correspondence|
|Keyword and Targeted Resumes|
|Sending the Resume Electronically|
|Cover Letters and Thank You Notes|
|Examples: Resumes and Related Correspondence|
|Examples: In the Mail|
|Examples: Components from Complete Portfolios|
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