How to Build Your Design Portfolio          Presented by Shanna Kurpe
AgendaThe Value of a PortfolioQuick Tips for an Impressive PortfolioResources for Getting Experience for Your Portfolio
The Value of a PortfolioShowcase Your TalentProve Your ExperienceImpress Prospective Clients or EmployersInspire Talking P...
Quick Tips1.   Design Your Portfolio as Well, or Better, than the Items in It2.   Make Your Portfolio Enjoyable to Navigat...
How do You Get Experience?
Tips for Gaining Experience1. Get an Internship!2. Volunteer - Do Something for Free!3. Create Personal Art Work4. Design ...
Create Personal Artworkwww.deviantart.comwww.designflavr.comwww.designtaxi.com
Design Themes and Templates www.graphicriver.net www.themeforest.net www.codecanyon.net www.activeden.net
Bid on Small Jobswww.elance.comwww.guru.comwww.peopleperhour.com
The Endskurpe@faculty.academy.eduwww.slideshare.net/skurpe
How to Create an Effective Design Portfolio to Advance Your Design Career
How to Create an Effective Design Portfolio to Advance Your Design Career
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How to Create an Effective Design Portfolio to Advance Your Design Career

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In this presentation, Shanna Kurpe teaches design students how to develop an effective portfolio to develop their personal brand and advance their design careers. She shares the importance of a good portfolio, tips for creating a portfolio, and resources for gaining the right experience to build your portfolio.

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How to Create an Effective Design Portfolio to Advance Your Design Career

  1. 1. How to Build Your Design Portfolio Presented by Shanna Kurpe
  2. 2. AgendaThe Value of a PortfolioQuick Tips for an Impressive PortfolioResources for Getting Experience for Your Portfolio
  3. 3. The Value of a PortfolioShowcase Your TalentProve Your ExperienceImpress Prospective Clients or EmployersInspire Talking Points During an InterviewGet Found (Online)
  4. 4. Quick Tips1. Design Your Portfolio as Well, or Better, than the Items in It2. Make Your Portfolio Enjoyable to Navigate and Browse3. Categorize Your Work in a Logical Manner4. Brand Your Portfolio - Logo, Tagline, Fonts, Colors, Images5. Be Personable - Share Your Unique Story and Personality6. Share Testimonials from Clients, Employers or Instructors7. Don’t Show Everything - Only the Best Representation of You8. Call the Audience to Action - Connect, Download, Contact, Hire9. Include a Your Resume - PDF Download10. Provide Accurate Contact Information - Phone and Email11. Get Social - FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.12. Don’t Forget the Power of Print
  5. 5. How do You Get Experience?
  6. 6. Tips for Gaining Experience1. Get an Internship!2. Volunteer - Do Something for Free!3. Create Personal Art Work4. Design Themes and Templates5. Bid for Small Jobs
  7. 7. Create Personal Artworkwww.deviantart.comwww.designflavr.comwww.designtaxi.com
  8. 8. Design Themes and Templates www.graphicriver.net www.themeforest.net www.codecanyon.net www.activeden.net
  9. 9. Bid on Small Jobswww.elance.comwww.guru.comwww.peopleperhour.com
  10. 10. The Endskurpe@faculty.academy.eduwww.slideshare.net/skurpe

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