portfolio book

Foreword: Dana Arnett
Preface: Ellen Lupton
Purposes of Design Portfolios
Portfolio Preparation
Developing a Cohesive Concept
Process and Collaboration
Developing the Layout and Sequence
Form of the Book
The Interactive Environment
The Resume Package and Presentation

Graphic Design Portfolio Strategies for Print and Digital Media

Graphic Design Portfolio Strategies for Print and Digital Media is now listed on the Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com web sites. This is a textbook on how to create a unique and effective professional portfolio. Directed to the concerns of students completing a four-year college program in design, it can be used as a textbook for portfolio courses or it can be a valuable reference for the individual starting on or improving a portfolio.

The book takes you through the design process, following a series of questions, the answers to which will lead you to making the portfolio descisions that are right for you and your work. It covers chosing the right binding method, how to photograph your work, and making decisions on the most appropriate design of a portfolio web site.

University Senior Portfolios

A sampling of portfolios from the Bradley University and a few other schools.

Senior Projects: more than just a portfolio class

Examples of senior project boards from Bradley University. As a part of the Senior Graphic Design Portfolio show in the spring, graduating seniors create a poster presentation of their senior project. Sometimes it is a self-defined project, other times they can select a brief from a competition, such the D&AD student awards competition. Here are some examples of the presentation panels, each are 15x30 inches.