Design Competition: Project 3 Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Final Cover Printing

I found printing the cover design to be the most difficult part of this project. I wanted to simply screen print the work Cameron Little, Graphic Design Portfolio onto the folder cover but this ended up being a much bigger task than I thought. Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3 Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Final Cover Printing

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Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready patterns and text mock up ideas

I started creating some mock ups for my cover looking at different ways to generate patterns and orienting text. Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready patterns and text mock up ideas

Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Physical Portfolio cover research

For my physical portfolio I decided to simply buy a card folder and screen print onto the front of it this turned out to be a lot more difficult than I expected it to be . . . . Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Physical Portfolio cover research

Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Further website Navigation

To improve the navigation of my website and the appeal of the work to anyone seeing it I decided to start adding lightboxes to the images of the project specific pages and also adding buttons allowing users to go through each image in the lightbox and also from one project page to another. Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Further website Navigation

Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Final website builder choice

After having a go at Cargo (and finding out my site won’t be viewable unless paid for) and taking a look at Laythemes to compare prices I ended up deciding to have a go at using Wix as I had heard it was very easy to use and free aswell. Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Final website builder choice

Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Lay Theme Research

Another option for the Design comp class to create online portfolios with is the site Lay Theme we actually looked at this site before the Cargo workshop and I got a lot of good ideas for my site through looking at the different users of this platform. Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Lay Theme Research

Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Cargo Workshop

One of our workshops for this project with regular practice was an introduction to Cargo¬† an online website builder so that we would get an initial understanding of what to expect when creating a website on our chosen platform. Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Cargo Workshop

Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Thinking about physical portfolio options

Throughout the project i’ve been thinking about how I would format and arrange my physical portfolio and the best way to display my work. Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Thinking about physical portfolio options

Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Initial portfolio and website thoughts

To help me consider what I wanted from my portfolio and website I made some quick mind maps to get down some ideas of what I want from my website and portfolio. I thought that with the website the most crucial aspects of it are that it’s easy to navigate and informative enough without having large paragraphs of text to sift through. I also thought back about the website for Browns Studio and how they had a sideways scroll and for me this simple difference helped the website to stand out to me a lot. Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Initial portfolio and website thoughts

Design Competition: Project 3 Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready, Reading It’s Nice That: Portfolio Tips From Top Studios

After reading the ideal candidate I wanted to try and get more info about what studios want to see in an applicants portfolio. The first part was of Judy Hudson Powell from Pentagram her advice was: Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3 Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready, Reading It’s Nice That: Portfolio Tips From Top Studios