Portfolios for Interior Designers

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/28/2010
  • Publisher: Wiley

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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.

Author Biography

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

Building Blocks
Overview Of The Job Search
Research and Distribtion
The Interview and Offer
Portfolio Development
Telling Your Story, Creating a Personal Narrative
The Inventory
Portfolios for Other Reasons: Academics and Awards
Design and Portfolio Organization
Timing and Number of Projects
Design Process Documentation, Construction Documents and Sample
The Container
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
Creating Hierarchy
The Grid
Types of Grids
Adobe CS Software and Portfolio Development
Adobe Illustrator
Illustrator Tools
Pen Tool
Selection Arrow and Direct Selection Tool
Type Tool
Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop Tools
Photoshop Palettes
Adobe InDesign
Defining a New Document
The Toolbox
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Acrobat
Resume and Related Correspondence
The Resume
Chronological Resume
Functional Resume
Combination Resume
Keyword and Targeted Resumes
Curriculum Vitae
Word Choice
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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