Mar 25

Homework 3/25/16

Schedule Reminder

No class next Friday, April 1 (Spring Break)

Portfolio Book Milestones

  1. COMPLETE draft of sequenced layout due Friday, April 8
  2. ALL projects and content should be included.
  3. Bring full-scale prints and PDF versions along with collected InDesign source files

Reading Assignment

Graphic Design Portfolio Strategies Ch. 8: Resume Package and Presentation

Résumé Milestones

Bring all information you will include in your resume including work history, education, skill sets, languages, contact information, objective, etc. You do NOT need to bring a complete formatted copy of your resume but please make sure you’ve collected all information you will include in it.

Mar 11

Homework 3/11/16

Written content for portfolio

Submit a complete draft of all written content for your portfolio. This should include any content from your introduction page (if you plan to include one) as well as complete descriptions for each project.

Portfolio format exploration

Sketch out concepts for your book format and layout. Consider what page proportions, size, format, cover/case, etc. will be most appropriate given your content and message.

Read and be prepared to discuss

Graphic Design Portfolio Strategies Chapter 5: Developing Layout & Sequence

Feb 26

Homework 2/26/16

Homework: Portfolio format

Research and choose a format for your printed portfolio. This should include considerations such as

  • Where are you planning to get the book printed?
  • What is the ideal size to showcase your work?
  • Will you make the portfolio yourself or use a publisher or service bureau?
  • How long will it take to produce this book?
  • Will it be a standard format or custom format?
  • How will these choices contribute to your personal brand/story?

You may review samples from today’s lecture for inspiration:

Portfolio Book Formats 2016-02-24

Reading Assignment

Read and be prepared to discuss

Graphic Design Portfolio Strategies Ch. 3: Developing a Cohesive Concept

Feb 20

Homework 2/19/16

Portfolio Audit

Organize, analyze and categorize all work you are considering including in your portfolio into a portfolio audit document. (See class handout for details: Portfolio Audit Assignment, Spring 2016)

Final portfolio audit document due Friday, February 26.

You should also have a timeline of milestones for completing any project revisions to ensure they are finished in time for your print and online portfolios. Consult the class syllabus for key deliverable dates.

Reading Assignment

Read and be prepared to discuss Graphic Design Portfolio Strategies Chapters 6-7.

Feb 06

Homework 2/5/16

Reminder

CCSF will be closed next Friday, February 12. Our next class meeting is Friday, February 19.

Portfolio Audit

Organize, analyze and categorize all work you are considering including in your portfolio into a portfolio audit document. (See class handout for details: Portfolio Audit Assignment, Spring 2016)

First draft of portfolio audit due Friday, February 19.

Final portfolio audit document due Friday, February 26.

Reading Assignment

Read and be prepared to discuss Graphic Design Portfolio Strategies Chapter 4: Process and Collaboration.

Jan 29

Homework 1/29/16

Portfolio Assignment

Gather and categorize your work. Bring as many portfolio worthy-samples to class as you can find. Use the attached Portfolio Assessment Form to make notes on each project (print as many copies as you need). It’s fine to include work that you feel is unfinished as long as it has potential to be developed into something you feel confident about.

Bring color prints of all projects (original projects, photos, or copies) to share with the class along with your written notes—we will pin them to the presentation board for a group assessment. Projects do not have to be printed at full size.

Reading Assignment

Graphic Design Portfolio Strategies Chapter 2: Portfolio Preparation

Jan 22

Homework 1/22/16

Class Assignment Worksheet

Complete the assignment and instructions described in the Goals Assessment handout.

Reading Assignment

Please obtain a copy of the required textbook. Read and be prepared to discuss:

Graphic Design Portfolio Strategies Chapter 1: The Purpose of your Portfolio

Note: This is the only chapter which will be available in PDF format so make sure to get your own copy of the textbook.